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Old 11-29-2010, 08:28 AM   #15
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I'm Irish. We have a history that includes 1/4 mi farms. Tis mine till told tis not. I take temporary use of public land as a right and allways leave the area better than I found it.

Going off topic a bit here but.....finding "public" land in some states is not all that easy. This is how we prefer to camp and in Washington I have found that DNR land and BLM land offer up some pretty nice spots at no charge. Granted, these are campgrounds with established fire rings and the old fashioned pit toilets but the price can't be beat.

Years ago while reading various posts I would hear posters talk about going to their "lease" for the weekend. The "lease?" Upon further investigation I learned that in some places it is easier to lease a place to camp from a private land owner than stand in line for the few public spots available. I have read that the entire state of Texas is something like 98.3% privately owned. Lots of opportunity for the land owners to make a buck, not such great opportunity for the little guy to take his family out for the weekend.

Public lands, our greatest treasure.
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Old 11-29-2010, 01:05 PM   #16
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Since we got our 19' CCD, we've been cruising all this beautiful terrain, mainly around California and mainly on or way to a reserved site at an RV park with hookups somewhere near good fly fishing water. I've begun to notice RV's tucked away in these beautiful unimproved sites on National Park and National Forest lands and I'm envious.

What are the rules for dry camping in the National Parks and Forests? I know you guys know! (I've tried to figure the rules out by looking at the various .gov websites, but that info isn't easily gotten to.) Is anyone willing to dish?
I copied the following from the internet, if you need more detailed information about the rules of camping on public land, I would suggest that you “google” CFR - Public Resource code 36…. Its best to check-in at the local Ranger Station, to ensure there are no special Closures. Late summer you will see fire restrictions in affect, (California), which means “no open camp fire” except in a designated Campground.
Good luck and have fun in OUR public lands…. Trex "May Wally be with you"

Dispersed Camping
On our National Forest Land
Eldorado National Forest website: Eldorado National Forest - Welcome!
If you like to camp “away from it all”, but
you prefer to drive there in your car, the National
Forests have just what you are looking for.
Most of the land in the National Forest is
open to camping free of charge which is referred
to as “dispersed” camping. Visitors can camp just
about anywhere in the national forest, unless
specifically prohibited*. Maps and staff are
available at most Forest Service offices to assist
visitors in finding a suitable spot.
Not being in a developed campground
means that there will not be certain conveniences:
��No piped water: boil any lake, stream or
spring water for 5 minutes, or bring your
own water.
��No restrooms: Dig a hole 6 to 8 inches
deep to bury waste at least 200 feet from
campsites, water sources, or trails. Digging
animals will expose waste buried in shallow
holes.
pollution.
There are many fine camping spots you can
reach on paved and well-graded dirt roads, but
there are some rough, steep, or narrow roads that
are dangerous for the family car or for bulky
recreation vehicles. Make sure the road you plan
to take is safe for your kind of vehicle by first
talking it over with Forest Service staff.
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A piece of good information. Maps

As you drive east from Colorado, public land becomes scarce. East of the Mississippi River it is virtually impossible to find public land, be it National Park, National Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, State Lands, School Sections, etc.. Follow the Rocky Mountains south to north and you will find most of the public lands being mentioned. There are still bits of private property owned within these publicly owned real estate. Even within the National Parks you can find parcel that are privately owned, but restricted use. Same with the other less restrictive lands. States like Utah and Nevada are mostly public lands, but Utah has open stretches between National Park lands where you can camp! Maps....

Locate a National Forest Service office and browse their map selection. Have a GPS to mark your out of the way locations and also find your way back while hiking. These maps will show small tracts within popular tourist areas that you can back that 19 footer into and stay, usually up to 30 days before having to move. When you see the green NFS truck checking the area out, they usually will stop to see how things are going.

We found some years ago a small tract of Forest Service land in the Black Hills, not far from Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Monument that was open to dry camping, if you could find the spot. Just enough to get a trailer into an open space. The detailed map made it possible.

A 19 footer can get into some tight areas that nobody would want to attempt. Watch the plumbing, brush and tree branches and check it out. If the area is new and rough appearing, find a place to detach and check it out first. Make sure you lock the receiver on the AS so it does not get towed away without your permission!

Edited by adding: National & State Parks are plentiful east of the Mississippi. What I mean is the public land aspect where you can find an open space where you can camp at no cost.
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