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Old 08-15-2015, 01:15 AM   #21
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Great advice from all!
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Old 08-16-2015, 04:45 PM   #22
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Good dispersed camping resource

You might take a look at the website "frugal rv"

The site is managed by Marianne Edwards, a Boondocker with over 12 years of experience.

For a small price she provides a series of e-books that can easily be downloaded to your computer, smart phone, etc. The e-books are as follows:

(1) Basic Boondocking
(2) California, the Desert and Eastern Sierra
(3) California, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Coast
(4) New Mexico
(5) Texas
(6) Southern Utah

The information contained in the e-books is extremely informative about each dispersed camping area including directions and coordinates for your GPS. You can then Google Earth the coordinates for an overview of the site and the best way to get there.

All of the e-books can be downloaded for a total of five times. I downloaded the original to my home computer for research purposes i.e. Google Earth, etc.

I downloaded a version of each book to our two tablets and then to a thumb drive for any other application. I believe the cost for all six e-books is about $69.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:57 AM   #23
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campendium must be an iphone app.
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:40 AM   #24
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Join, support and post...then maybe it will be an app!
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Old 08-26-2015, 06:23 PM   #25
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BLM is primarily in the extraction business and many sites are land locked and can not be accessed easily. There are lots of BLM camping sites around around Silverton CO. However, BLM property south of highway 160 is difficult to access due to private property and the Southern Ute reservation. As others have said, get a map and call the nearest BLM office
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Old 08-27-2015, 09:30 PM   #26
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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.

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