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Old 08-11-2015, 12:56 AM   #1
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How do I find BLM campsites suitable for RVs?

I've read threads about taking Airstreams to BLMs but no hint as to how to find the sites. Can you point me in the right direction? Thanks!
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:56 AM   #2
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Good question

#1 Call the Bureau and ask for help

#2 Visit the Bureau and ask for help

#3 Buy a map. BLM website has links

#4 Then look for tire tracks. The really good spots usually have tire tracks going to them
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Old 08-13-2015, 03:17 PM   #3
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AllStays Camp & RV app includes BLM and NF Campgrounds. Great resource.


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Old 08-13-2015, 04:35 PM   #4
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If you're looking for dispersed camping sites (boondocking) on BLM managed lands, you're not likely to find a lot of documentation pointing the direction. As mandolinedave said, communication with the BLM field office that manages the area you're looking at is your best bet, other than just heading out and exploring (with a map at your side). Google Earth is also a great resource for finding previously used sites.
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You might be able to find what you need at Federal recreation, camping and tour reservation information - Recreation.gov site, however, the site does not show many camping areas for BLM. It does show alot for the US Forest service. Also most of the land that BLM manages is west of the Mississippi
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Just go to Quartzite Az. and ask any of the 250,000 campers there. As long as your door is 15 ft. from the other guys all is good.
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Try Camping, Bureau of Land Management California as well as www.public lands.org.
Recently i spotted a BLM campsite that fit well my travel plans, so called the local BLM office there and got a really full description of the site as well as the approach road. I'll be staying there next month.
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That should read PublicLands.org
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:04 PM   #9
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Try the website: ultimatecampgrounds.com. They list BLM, FS, SP and more
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:44 PM   #10
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a lot of folks have posted some great free places to camp all over the USA including BLM land . Reviews and comments as to site accessibility etc.

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You really do need a map…or something

My brother took me to a few spots he knew of, and he found a few spots to camp. I'm talking beautiful locations. I would have driven right passed them. Some look like ranches, with fences and cattle guards. The BLM leases land to ranchers to keep cattle on, but you are still allowed to camp there.

Then again there is private land. Tell tale signs of private land are, a mail box, an old boot on a post, and or, a no trespassing sign.

I would advise searching on foot, to make sure there is a place to turn around. Some are JUST suited for 4 wheel drive. Look for and beware of soft sand. ( Towing fees are BIG $$$$$ in the middle of nowhere )
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Get a map of the area, Sat we are going to Powder river pass and camp on blm ground...
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