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chris in redlands
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Is “dispersed camping” allowed in the Wilderness? I seem to recall that the sort of dispersed camping permitted on national forest or BLM land is not permitted in the Wilderness, where they want to limit impact by only allowing camping in specific locations. I’d be curious to hear from someone who actually knows the answer tho… I suspect Lon will chime in.

Your question reminds me of one that I had too… Didn’t there used to be an “Explorer” permit for general travel and camping in the Wilderness for a specific amount of time, camping in un-designated places? Maybe i imagined it, but i’m pretty sure there was once (still is?) such a thing. Perhaps that’s what you need for camping outside of established Wilderness camps?

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