Originally Posted by cantdrv55
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!
Really, the only part needing a little research is to determine which is the BLM District where you want to go. The BLM has regional offices all around the western states. Once you find their website and zero in on your desired district U.S. Bureau of Land Management in California - America's Great Outdoors
(for California) its website will often indicate their (lightly) developed campgrounds, and dispersed camping areas. We've used a few of their CGs in Utah, and a BLM campground typically requires you to bring all your own water. Moab, Monticello, and Price, Utah have BLM district offices in Utah, for example.
If the district website does not have a map of camping sites, they will have a phone number. Call them up, ask if they have a recreation specialist you can talk to-- or just anybody who answers the phone. These aren't big offices. They can tell you not only about camping, but also about local dirt and gravel road conditions. The BLM lists a lot of campsites where we wouldn't think of hauling an AS. They are more for the jeep and 4-wheeler crowd. Fire conditions in the West this summer are another thing to inquire about in advance.
Theoretically you can camp anywhere on BLM land not posted to the contrary; but a lot of the land isn't ideal for camping.
Have a super trip!