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Top Dispersed Camping near Mcleod, MT

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Planning a dispersed camping trip near Mcleod? Dispersed camping gets you off the grid so you can disconnect from the hecticness of everyday life. You're sure to find the perfect dispersed campgrounds for your Montana camping adventure.

Best Dispersed Camping Sites Near Mcleod, MT (19)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Falls Creek

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    Falls Creek

    2 Reviews
    9 Photos
    46 Saves
    Mcleod, Montana

    A campground in the main boulder area on the Yellowstone District.

    Camp sites: 8

    Accessible Facilities: Toilet Trash Pickup: No Firewood: No No Reservations: This campground does not use a reservation system, it is managed on a first-come, first-served basis. Be aware the campground may fill up on weekends & holidays during the summer months and you should arrive in the early afternoon to ensure there is a space available for the night. Information: Livingston Office 5242 Hwy 89. Livingston, MT 59047 (406) 222-1892

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table
    • Drinking Water
    • Alcohol
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Pig Farm Fishing Access Camp

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    Pig Farm Fishing Access Camp

    1 Review
    Livingston, Montana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo Jump Camp

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    Buffalo Jump Camp

    1 Review
    3 Photos
    5 Saves
    Nye, Montana
    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Toilets
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Custer-Gallatin National Forest Dispersed Camping
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Hyalite Canyon Dispersed - FS 1046
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Olson Creek Dispersed

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    Olson Creek Dispersed

    2 Reviews
    7 Photos
    36 Saves
    Bozeman, Montana

    People enjoy the solitude and primitive experience of camping away from developed campgrounds and other campers. Dispersed camping is the term used for camping anywhere in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a designated campground. Dispersed camping means no services (such as trash removal), and little or no facilities (such as tables and fire pits) are provided.

    Rules for dispersed camping Groups over 75 people are not allowed. Dispersed camping is NOT allowed at trailheads, picnic sites, and fishing areas and within close proximity of campgrounds. You need to be self-contained. No amenities are provided; such as water, restrooms or trash cans. Please pack out all your trash. For information on occupancy and use, camping stay limits, weed free forage, visit Region 1 - Alerts & Notices (usda.gov). Travel to campsites must not create resource damage. Travel to campsites must not create resource damage Contact local district office for information on fire restrictions. It is your responsibility to know if fire restrictions are in effect before camping. Be bear aware and know the food storage regulations before camping. These regulations are strictly enforced. Where can I disperse camp? Please refer to each district's Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM). These maps will show which roadways allow disperse camping and it tells you the distance you are allowed to drive off the road to camp. Please note that some roads have more limitations and restrictions than others. Please consult the Motor Vehicle Use Map or call the district office for more details.

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Dispersed
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Reservoir Dispersed Camping
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Otter Creek Fishing Access
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Chestnut Mountain Trailhead Dispersed
  10. Camper-submitted photo from South Fork Brackett Creek Dispersed Site

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    South Fork Brackett Creek Dispersed Site

    1 Review
    2 Photos
    64 Saves
    Bozeman, Montana

    Many people enjoy the solitude and primitive experience of camping away from developed campgrounds and other campers. Dispersed camping is the term used for camping anywhere in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a designated campground. Dispersed camping means no services (such as trash removal), and little or no facilities (such as tables and fire pits) are provided.

    Rules for dispersed camping Groups over 75 people are not allowed. Dispersed camping is NOT allowed in the vicinity of developed recreation areas. You need to be self-contained. No amenities are provided; such as water, restrooms or trash cans. Please pack out all your trash. You may camp in a dispersed area for up to 16 days. After 16 days, you must move at least 5 road miles for camping in another dispersed area and you can not return to your original campsite for 7 days. Please use existing fire rings and avoid creating new fire rings. Contact your local district office for information on fire restrictions. It is your responsibility to know if fire restrictions are in effect before you go camping. Be bear aware and know the food storage regulations before camping. These regulations are strictly enforced. Where can I disperse camp? To find out where you are allowed to disperse camp, please refer to each district's Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM). These maps will show which roadways allow disperse camping and it tells you the distance you are allowed to drive off the road to camp. Please note that some roads have more limitations and restrictions than others. Please consult the Motor Vehicle Use Map or call the district office for more details. To see our Motor Vehicle Use Maps, click here.

    Can I have a campfire? Please use existing sites and fire rings. Firewood permits are not needed if wood is used on the forest. If wood is transported home for personal use, you will need to purchase a firewood permit at the closest district office. This permit should be obtained prior to you gathering or transporting any wood.

    Before you leave your campfire make sure is it completely out. You should be able to put your whole hand into the ashes without being burned; it should be cool to the touch. Stir the ashes to make sure all embers have cooled. This is very important! Many forest fires are caused by abandoned campfires that were not completely out.

    The National Forest has wildfires each year. Many of these are human caused from escaped campfires in dispersed sites. Campfires are allowed unless there are fire restrictions in effect due to high fire danger conditions. It is your responsibility to know if fire restrictions are in effect before you go camping. You can learn about any fire restrictions by contacting the nearest Forest Service office.

    Dispersed camping means no bathrooms and no outhouses. That means extra care has to be taken in disposing of human waste. To dispose of feces, dig a hole six to eight (6-8) inches deep at least 200 feet away from any water source. When you are done, fill the hole with the dirt you dug up and take your toilet paper with you to dispose of in a proper waste container. Never defecate or leave toilet paper on top of the ground. Do not simply cover it with a rock. It could easily get into the local water source and contaminate it.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol

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