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Top Dispersed Camping near Deschutes National Forest

Are you planning a dispersed camping trip to Deschutes National Forest? We've got you covered. Dispersed camping is an excellent way to get away from it all and to disconnect. Find the perfect dispersed campsite for your next adventure.

Best Dispersed Camping Sites Near Deschutes National Forest, OR (39)

    Camper-submitted photo from Blue River Reservoir Roadside Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue River Reservoir Roadside Camping
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    Camper-submitted photo from Sisters, Oregon - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Sisters, Oregon - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Sisters, Oregon - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Sisters, Oregon - Dispersed Camping
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    Camper-submitted photo from Black Pine Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Pine Dispersed Camping
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    Camper-submitted photo from Deschutes Forest NFD 4600-120 Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Deschutes Forest NFD 4600-120 Dispersed Camping
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    Camper-submitted photo from Deschutes Forest NFD 4600-120 Dispersed Camping
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    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Creek Dispersed Camping
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    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Creek Dispersed Camping

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    Rock Creek Dispersed Camping

    2 Reviews
    3 Photos
    79 Saves
    La Pine, Oregon
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Harrington Loop Rd - Dispersed
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    Harrington Loop Rd - Dispersed

    4 Reviews
    6 Photos
    61 Saves
    Cloverdale, Oregon

    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 there are no toilets, no picnic tables, no trash cans, no treated water, and no fire grates. If you are dispersed camping in the winter, recognize that the Forest Service does not plow or maintain Forest Roads in the winter, so plan your trip accordingly. Typically, dispersed camping is NOT allowed in the vicinity of developed recreation areas such as campgrounds, boat ramps, picnic areas or trailheads. There are extra responsibilities and skills that are necessary for dispersed camping. It's your responsibility to know these before you try this new experience.

    If you are going to an area where others have camped before, pick a site that's been used before. Plants, soil and wildlife are impacted by new campsites, so using existing ones will minimize your impact on the forest. If there is no existing campsite, then follow these Leave No Trace guidelines:

    Camp on bare soil if possible, to avoid damaging or killing plants and grass. Do NOT camp within 200 feet of any water source, plants near water are especially fragile. Don't camp in the middle of a clearing or meadow. Make your campsite less visible so that other visitors will see a "wild" setting. Don't try to level or dig trenches in the ground at your campsite. Select a campsite with good natural drainage. Visit the Leave No Trace website for more information.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from FS Rd 1514 Dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FS Rd 1514 Dispersed camping
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    Camper-submitted photo from FS Rd 1514 Dispersed camping
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