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Top Dispersed Camping near Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

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Searching for a dispersed campsite near Wallowa-Whitman National Forest? Dispersed camping gets you off the grid so you can disconnect from the hecticness of everyday life. Each dispersed site offers quick access to one or more of Wallowa-Whitman National Forest's most popular destinations.

Best Dispersed Camping Sites Near Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, OR (17)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Ice Lake
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Echo Lake Dispersed Camping
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Balm Creek Reservoir Dispersed Camping

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    Balm Creek Reservoir Dispersed Camping

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    6 Saves
    Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Oregon

    Dispersed camping is a popular camping method for many visitors to the Forest. Choosing to camp along a stream or adjacent to a meadow where there are no picnic tables, toilets or firerings allows campers to enjoy a more primitive experience.

    It is recommend that dispersed campers keep to traditional campsites off of established 'two-track' vehicles routes which have been used in the past. Most of these routes are less than 300 feet from a designated open road.

    There are some areas on the Forest that are closed to dispersed camping. These include administrative site, special use permit area, or sensitive areas for archeology or wildlife.

    Please remove all temporary structures before you leave such as meat poles, toilets, furniture, and ditches around your tents. To find out more about minimum impact camping please visit our outdoor ethics section. Some general rules of use and restrictions also apply to visitor using dispersed camping sites. These include regulations like forest-wide camping stay limits; use of camp fires, firearms, and fireworks; and controlling pets.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Wallowa-Whitman NF 21 - Dispersed

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    Wallowa-Whitman NF 21 - Dispersed

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    55 Saves
    La Grande, Oregon

    Dispersed camping is a popular camping method for many visitors to the Forest. Choosing to camp along a stream or adjacent to a meadow where there are no picnic tables, toilets or firerings allows campers to enjoy a more primitive experience.

    It is recommend that dispersed campers keep to traditional campsites off of established 'two-track' vehicles routes which have been used in the past. Most of these routes are less than 300 feet from a designated open road.

    There are some areas on the Forest that are closed to dispersed camping. These include administrative site, special use permit area, or sensitive areas for archeology or wildlife.

    Please remove all temporary structures before you leave such as meat poles, toilets, furniture, and ditches around your tents. To find out more about minimum impact camping please visit our outdoor ethics section. Some general rules of use and restrictions also apply to visitor using dispersed camping sites. These include regulations like forest-wide camping stay limits; use of camp fires, firearms, and fireworks; and controlling pets.

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Dispersed
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Southern Elkhorn Mtn/Powder River Basin Area

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    Southern Elkhorn Mtn/Powder River Basin Area

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    49 Saves
    Sumpter, Oregon

    The Southern Elkhorn Mountain/Powder River Basin recreation area is located south of the Anthony Lakes Highway (Forest Road 73) to the Monument Rock Wilderness area. It includes all of the developed recreation sites and trails in the Blue and Elkhorn Mountains generally west of Baker City and Unity, Oregon. Popular recreation areas include Anthony Lakes, Phillips Lake, North Fork John Day Wilderness (Baldy Unit), the Elkhorn Scenic Byway, the North Fork John Day River, the North Powder Wild and Scenic River, Dooley Mountain, Monument Rock Wilderness, the North and South Forks of Burnt River, the campgrounds along Highway 26, and Camp Creek. It also includes parts of the old Baker and Unity Ranger Districts that have been incorporated into the Whitman Ranger District. Local communities that have a variety of services (i.e. fuel, lodging, stores and/or restaurants) are Baker City, Sumpter, Granite, Unity, Greenhorn and Haines. These communities are within one hour of the recreation area.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Dispersed
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Wallowa Falls Campground

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    Wallowa Falls Campground

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    Joseph, Oregon

    Note: Directions listed here are to the park entrance. Please call 800-551-6949 for detailed directions. The walk-in, tent only campground is nestled at the base of the Wallowa Mountains and surrounded by cliffs, tall pine trees, and wildlife. Relax to the sound of the Wallowa River and a small brook that runs through the campground. Take a hike on nearby trails that lead into the Eagle Cap Wilderness or picnic at the Little Alps Day-use Area. Wallowa Lake State Park is north of the campground.

    Seasonal Camping

    10 walk-in sites are first-come, first-served. Potable water available from spigots in the campground. Park overnight at the Little Alps Day-use Area. $10 per night. Pay at the self-pay station. Cash, check, and credit cards welcome. Firewood is available for $5/bundle. Two vault toilets located in the campground and a full restroom located just north of the campground in the Little Alps Day-use Area.

    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Firewood Available
    • Drinking Water
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Hells Canyon Overlook Near Saddle Creek - Dispersed Site

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    Hells Canyon Overlook Near Saddle Creek - Dispersed Site

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    38 Saves
    Imnaha, Oregon

    Dispersed camping is a popular camping method for many visitors to the Forest. Choosing to camp along a stream or adjacent to a meadow where there are no picnic tables, toilets or firerings allows campers to enjoy a more primitive experience.

    It is recommend that dispersed campers keep to traditional campsites off of established 'two-track' vehicles routes which have been used in the past. Most of these routes are less than 300 feet from a designated open road.

    There are some areas on the Forest that are closed to dispersed camping. These include administrative site, special use permit area, or sensitive areas for archeology or wildlife.

    Please remove all temporary structures before you leave such as meat poles, toilets, furniture, and ditches around your tents. To find out more about minimum impact camping please visit our outdoor ethics section. Some general rules of use and restrictions also apply to visitor using dispersed camping sites. These include regulations like forest-wide camping stay limits; use of camp fires, firearms, and fireworks; and controlling pets.

    • Pets
    • Dispersed
  8. Camper-submitted photo from NF 3980 Road - Dispersed Site

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    NF 3980 Road - Dispersed Site

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    5 Saves
    Oxbow, Oregon

    Dispersed camping is a popular camping method for many visitors to the Forest. Choosing to camp along a stream or adjacent to a meadow where there are no picnic tables, toilets or firerings allows campers to enjoy a more primitive experience.

    It is recommend that dispersed campers keep to traditional campsites off of established 'two-track' vehicles routes which have been used in the past. Most of these routes are less than 300 feet from a designated open road.

    There are some areas on the Forest that are closed to dispersed camping. These include administrative site, special use permit area, or sensitive areas for archeology or wildlife.

    • Dispersed
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Fox Hill Campground  by MERA Motocross Track
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Sites Near Hells Canyon Overlook

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    Dispersed Sites Near Hells Canyon Overlook

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    8 Saves
    Oxbow, Oregon

    Dispersed camping is a popular camping method for many visitors to the Forest. Choosing to camp along a stream or adjacent to a meadow where there are no picnic tables, toilets or firerings allows campers to enjoy a more primitive experience.

    It is recommend that dispersed campers keep to traditional campsites off of established 'two-track' vehicles routes which have been used in the past. Most of these routes are less than 300 feet from a designated open road.

    There are some areas on the Forest that are closed to dispersed camping. These include administrative site, special use permit area, or sensitive areas for archeology or wildlife.

    Please remove all temporary structures before you leave such as meat poles, toilets, furniture, and ditches around your tents. To find out more about minimum impact camping please visit our outdoor ethics section. Some general rules of use and restrictions also apply to visitor using dispersed camping sites. These include regulations like forest-wide camping stay limits; use of camp fires, firearms, and fireworks; and controlling pets.

    • Dispersed

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