Top Dispersed Camping near Kaibab National Forest

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Best Dispersed Camping Sites Near Kaibab National Forest, AZ (85)

    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Road 328 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Road 328 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Road 328 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Road 328 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Road 328 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Road 328 Dispersed

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    Forest Service Road 328 Dispersed

    78 Reviews
    130 Photos
    1619 Saves
    Grand Canyon, Arizona

    Welcome to Forest Service Road 328 Dispersed in Arizona! This spot is a hidden gem for those who love a bit of adventure and seclusion. Nestled close to the Grand Canyon, it offers a fantastic base for exploring one of the most iconic natural wonders in the world.

    This area is open year-round and is perfect for those who prefer a more rugged camping experience. You won't find amenities like drinking water, toilets, or electric hookups here, so come prepared. However, the lack of facilities is more than made up for by the stunning natural beauty and the sense of solitude you can find.

    Visitors have raved about the quiet and expansive nature of the area. The road can be a bit bumpy, but it's manageable even for larger vehicles like RVs. Most spots come with fire pits, and fires are allowed, so you can enjoy a cozy campfire under the stars. Speaking of stars, the night sky here is incredible—perfect for stargazing and spotting satellites.

    Wildlife is abundant, with sightings of mountain lions, coyotes, and even the occasional grizzly bear. It's a good idea to stay alert and keep your campsite clean to avoid attracting any unwanted visitors. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    The proximity to the Grand Canyon is a huge plus. You can easily make a day trip to the park and return to your peaceful campsite in the evening. Some reviewers mentioned that the area feels both private and safe, even though it's relatively close to more crowded spots.

    In summary, if you're looking for a free, no-frills camping experience with breathtaking views and a touch of wilderness, Forest Service Road 328 Dispersed is the place to be. Just pack your essentials, and get ready for an unforgettable outdoor adventure!

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    Camper-submitted photo from FR 222 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 222 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 222 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 222 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 222 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 222 Dispersed

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    FR 222 Dispersed

    30 Reviews
    43 Photos
    758 Saves
    Bellemont, Arizona

    Welcome to FR 222 Dispersed, a hidden gem in the heart of Arizona. This spot is perfect for those who crave a bit of solitude and a break from the hustle and bustle. Nestled near Flagstaff, it offers a peaceful retreat with stunning mountain views and abundant wildlife.

    FR 222 Dispersed is a no-frills camping area, so come prepared for dry camping. There are no toilets, showers, or drinking water, so make sure to bring everything you need. The good news? It's free, and you don't need a permit to camp here. Pets are welcome, and you can enjoy a campfire under the starry sky, just remember to bring your own firewood.

    The main road is gravel and easy to navigate, but some of the offshoot roads can be a bit rough. Even so, folks have managed to get in and out with everything from minivans to 4x4 trucks. The area is big-rig friendly, so RVs are welcome too.

    Visitors have mentioned that the area can get busy, especially on weekends, but there's plenty of space to spread out. Some campers have noted that it can get noisy with people partying or target shooting, but others have found it to be a quiet and serene escape, especially during the weekdays.

    The scenery here is top-notch. You'll find yourself surrounded by trees, open fields, and grazing cattle. Wildlife is abundant, so keep an eye out for coyotes, deer, and other critters. The sunsets are spectacular, and the night sky is perfect for stargazing.

    If you're looking for a spot that's close to town but feels a world away, FR 222 Dispersed is worth checking out. Just be sure to pack out what you pack in and help keep this beautiful area clean for everyone to enjoy.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Garland Prairie Rd Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Garland Prairie Rd Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Garland Prairie Rd Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Garland Prairie Rd Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Garland Prairie Rd Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Garland Prairie Rd Dispersed Camping

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    Garland Prairie Rd Dispersed Camping

    16 Reviews
    30 Photos
    138 Saves
    Williams, Arizona

    Welcome to Garland Prairie Rd Dispersed Camping, a fantastic spot near Williams, AZ. This area is perfect for those who love a bit of solitude and the great outdoors. Nestled among the pines, it offers a peaceful retreat with plenty of space to spread out.

    One of the best things about this location is the sheer number of spots available. You can find a secluded nook or a more open area, depending on your preference. The roads are wide and lightly rutted, making it accessible even for larger rigs. Just be cautious if it rains, as the ground can get pretty muddy.

    Campers have mentioned the quiet and privacy here, with some stone fire rings scattered around for those who like to gather local pine and enjoy a campfire. However, keep in mind that no fires are allowed, so plan accordingly. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    While there are no amenities like toilets, showers, or drinking water, the trade-off is the freedom and space you get. It's a pack-in, pack-out situation, so be prepared to take all your trash with you. The area is also free to use, which is a nice bonus.

    If you're into stargazing or using solar power, this place is ideal. The open fields provide plenty of sunlight during the day and a clear view of the night sky. Plus, it's close to some great spots like Kaibab Lake and Sycamore Falls, which are definitely worth a visit.

    So, if you're looking for a peaceful, spacious spot to camp near Williams, Garland Prairie Rd Dispersed Camping is a solid choice. Just remember to bring everything you need and leave no trace. Enjoy your stay!

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    Camper-submitted photo from Kaibab National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Kaibab National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Kaibab National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Kaibab National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Kaibab National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Kaibab National Forest

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    Kaibab National Forest

    19 Reviews
    37 Photos
    209 Saves
    Williams, Arizona

    The Kaibab National Forest truly offers something for everyone. If you are anywhere near Northern Arizona, you won't want to miss the chance to visit us! From canyons to prairies, peaks to plateaus, the Kaibab National Forest offers layers of opportunity for peace, solitude & discovery.

    Whether you are seeking a primitive, dispersed camping experience or something with a few more amenities, Kaibab National Forest has lots of camping opportunities and the option to rent historic cabins.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Edge of the World (East Pocket)
    Camper-submitted photo from Edge of the World (East Pocket)
    Camper-submitted photo from Edge of the World (East Pocket)
    Camper-submitted photo from Edge of the World (East Pocket)
    Camper-submitted photo from Edge of the World (East Pocket)
    Camper-submitted photo from Edge of the World (East Pocket)

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    Edge of the World (East Pocket)

    48 Reviews
    172 Photos
    2881 Saves
    Sedona, Arizona

    It is labelled as East Pocket on a map, but known to locals as “The End of The World,” the perfect nickname to describe this climactic viewpoint. Flagstaff sits upon a lofty plateau carpeted in high-elevation pine forest, but just south of town, the bottom drops out. Below a craggy rim of volcanic rock, the land takes a precipitous plunge into an entirely different world of red rock and sandstone towers. This is the realm of Sedona, and End of The World overlooks all of it.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Road 305 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Road 305 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Road 305 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Road 305 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Road 305 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Road 305 - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Freidlein Prairie Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Freidlein Prairie Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Freidlein Prairie Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Freidlein Prairie Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Freidlein Prairie Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Freidlein Prairie Dispersed Camping

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    Freidlein Prairie Dispersed Camping

    16 Reviews
    20 Photos
    341 Saves
    Bellemont, Arizona

    Dispersed camping has increased throughout the Flagstaff wildland urban interface in the past several years. In many areas, this has caused resource impacts such as soil compaction and erosion, loss of vegetation, increased fire risk, displacement of wildlife, and accumulation of trash and human waste. To help prevent unacceptable resource damage, disturbance to wildlife and reduce fire risk from dispersed camping, the Forest Service has designated 14 campsites along the Freidlein Prairie road for dispersed camping. Camping and campfires are allowed only at designated sites along Freidlein Prairie Road. There is a map in the area showing site locations. All designated campsites along Freidlein Prairie (FR 522) are located on the south side of the road, with the exception of campsite #1 and #3. Signs have been placed along the road when entering and leaving the designated camping area. The designated campsites are marked with a brown vertical fiberglass post with a site number and a "Designated Campsite" decal. Each designated dispersed campsite has a place to park, fire ring, a place for a tent and no fees. Once you have found a designated site you will find another fiberglass sign that reads "Camp within 50 feet of this post to reduce impact to forest vegetation. Please take all of your trash with you and leave only one fire ring." The east end of Freidlein Prairie Road (approximately 1.5 miles) has a seasonal camping closure for campsites 10 through 14. This seasonal camping closure means campsites 10 through14 will be closed to camping from March 1 to August 31 to reduce disturbance to Mexican spotted owls during the breeding season. This area has traditionally been used by Mexican spotted owls for nesting and a pair of owls are being impacted by increased recreational use and are failing to reproduce. Most sites cannot accommodate RV. Seasonal closures or fire restrictions/closures may be in place. During both Stage 1 and Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, campfires are prohibited at this site. Gas operated devices with an on/off switch are allowed.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Walnut Canyon Rd Dispersed Camping - CLOSED UNTIL 2025
    Camper-submitted photo from Walnut Canyon Rd Dispersed Camping - CLOSED UNTIL 2025
    Camper-submitted photo from Walnut Canyon Rd Dispersed Camping - CLOSED UNTIL 2025
    Camper-submitted photo from Walnut Canyon Rd Dispersed Camping - CLOSED UNTIL 2025
    Camper-submitted photo from Walnut Canyon Rd Dispersed Camping - CLOSED UNTIL 2025
    Camper-submitted photo from Walnut Canyon Rd Dispersed Camping - CLOSED UNTIL 2025

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    Walnut Canyon Rd Dispersed Camping - CLOSED UNTIL 2025

    34 Reviews
    76 Photos
    520 Saves
    Flagstaff, Arizona

    Please check the website for the most up to date information about closings and bans.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Dogtown Lake Road Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Dogtown Lake Road Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Dogtown Lake Road Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Dogtown Lake Road Dispersed Camping
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    Camper-submitted photo from Coconino Rim Road Dispersed Camping
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    Camper-submitted photo from Coconino Rim Road Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Coconino Rim Road Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Coconino Rim Road Dispersed Camping

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    Coconino Rim Road Dispersed Camping

    13 Reviews
    27 Photos
    347 Saves
    Grand Canyon, Arizona

    IMPORTANT Please note: Camping and campfires are prohibited on National Park land. Camping is only allowed once on National Forest land approximately three quarters of a mile from Highway 64, past the cattle guard. Please make sure you are off National Park lands before setting-up dispersed camp. If possible, use existing campsites to limit resource damage.

    Please refer to this document: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5313083.pdf

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