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Best Dispersed Sites Near Orem, UT (55)

    Camper-submitted photo from Miner's Canyon Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Miner's Canyon Dispersed
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    1.

    Miner's Canyon Dispersed

    16 Reviews
    68 Photos
    199 Saves
    Saratoga Springs, Utah

    Welcome to Miner's Canyon Dispersed, a hidden gem in Utah that's perfect for those who love a bit of adventure and don't mind roughing it. This spot is all about the basics—no frills, just you and the great outdoors. It's a free camping area, so don't expect amenities like toilets, showers, or even drinking water. But if you're self-sufficient and prepared, you'll find it a rewarding experience.

    The views here are nothing short of spectacular. With the lake and mountain vistas, you'll have plenty of natural beauty to soak in. Some campers have mentioned that the sunrises are absolutely breathtaking, making it worth the early wake-up call. If you're into photography, you'll find plenty of opportunities to capture some stunning shots.

    One of the unique aspects of this area is the quiet. Despite the occasional presence of other campers, it's generally a peaceful place. Verizon users will be happy to know that you can get about three bars of service, which is pretty decent for such a remote location.

    However, be prepared for some challenges. The area can get quite windy, and the ground is a mix of soft dirt and rocky trails. If you're driving a low-clearance vehicle, you might want to be cautious. Also, while the place is generally clean, some visitors have noted that litter can be an issue, so it's always a good idea to pack out what you pack in.

    For those with pets, you'll be glad to know that dogs are welcome here. And if you're into watching paragliders and paramotors, you'll get a kick out of the evening and morning skies.

    So, if you're looking for a no-cost, no-hassle camping experience with killer views and a bit of solitude, Miner's Canyon Dispersed might just be your next favorite spot. Just come prepared, and you'll have a great time.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Squaw Peak Road Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Squaw Peak Road Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Squaw Peak Road Dispersed
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    Camper-submitted photo from Sheep Creek Dispersed Camping Area
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    3.

    Sheep Creek Dispersed Camping Area

    24 Reviews
    35 Photos
    339 Saves
    Mapleton, Utah

    Welcome to Sheep Creek Dispersed Camping Area near Spanish Fork, Utah. This spot is a gem for those who love the freedom of dispersed camping without the frills of a developed campground. It's open all year, so you can enjoy it in any season.

    The area is essentially a big open field on the side of a hill, offering beautiful, scenic views. It's a great place to set up camp, whether you're in a tent, RV, or even just your car. The access road is well-maintained and easy to navigate, even for larger rigs. There's plenty of space, so you won't feel cramped, though it can get busy, especially on weekends and holidays.

    One of the standout features here is that it's free to camp. Just remember, it's pretty bare-bones—no toilets, no showers, no drinking water, and no trash service. You'll need to pack out what you pack in and come prepared with your own water and supplies. Fires are allowed, so you can enjoy a bonfire under the stars, but you'll need to bring your own firewood.

    Cellular coverage is surprisingly good, with several visitors noting strong signals, which is a nice perk if you need to stay connected. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    The area is also big-rig friendly, and there are several fire rings scattered around. It's a great spot for a quick overnight stay or a few days of relaxation. Just be aware that it can get a bit noisy with road traffic and other campers, but the stunning views and open space more than make up for it.

    So, if you're looking for a simple, scenic, and free place to camp near Spanish Fork, Sheep Creek Dispersed Camping Area is worth checking out. Enjoy your stay and happy camping!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Miners Canyon BLM
    Camper-submitted photo from Miners Canyon BLM
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    Camper-submitted photo from Salamander Flat
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    5.

    Salamander Flat

    7 Reviews
    9 Photos
    366 Saves
    Mutual Dell, Utah

    Salamander Flat trail connects the Timpooneke trail head with the Salamander Flat dispersed camping area and the Pine hollow trail. The trail starts by crossing a stream, then travels through large stands of fir trees, and crosses the road approximately 1 mile from the trailhead. The Salamander Flat dispersed camping sites and Junction with the Willow Hollow trail is .5 miles farther up the trail. From the dispersed sites, it is another .6 miles to the junction with the Pine Hollow trail #047.

    Trail users should be aware of the high level of use that this trail receives, and should expect to see each type of user group on any given day. This trail is subject to a wet trail closure order during the spring and early summer. These closures help to protect and sustain the trail during wet periods. The trail will be signed as closed to all uses except hiking when these closures are in effect.

    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 toilets, no treated water, and no fire grates are provided.

    Camping in dispersed areas on the Forest is allowed for fourteen (14) days in any thirty (30) day consecutive period. Campers must move off Forest after reaching the 14-day limit. The stay limit also applies to all camping equipment (tents, chairs, ATVs, ATV trailers, etc.), even if used by a different person or group. Camping equipment must be removed by the end of the fourteen (14) day stay limit or the equipment may be impounded. Stay limits are implemented to reduce impacts to vegetation and wildlife habitat, as well as provide access to popular campsite areas for other visitors.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Dispersed
    • Trash

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping Willow Spring (Wasatch)
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping Willow Spring (Wasatch)
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping Willow Spring (Wasatch)
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    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping Willow Spring (Wasatch)
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping Willow Spring (Wasatch)

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    Dispersed Camping Willow Spring (Wasatch)

    10 Reviews
    19 Photos
    340 Saves
    Wallsburg, Utah

    Welcome to Dispersed Camping Willow Spring in the Wasatch region of Utah! This spot is a gem for those who crave a bit of solitude and don't mind roughing it. Nestled in a forested area with a stream nearby, it's a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle.

    Now, let's get down to brass tacks. This area is all about the basics. There's no drinking water, no electric hookups, and no showers. But hey, you do get a clean portable toilet, which is more than some other dispersed spots offer. Fires are allowed, so you can enjoy a cozy campfire under the stars. Just remember to bring your own firewood since none is provided.

    One thing to note: the road getting here can be a bit of a beast. It's rough and rocky, so a vehicle with decent clearance is recommended. Some folks have managed with less, but it's not for the faint of heart. Once you're here, though, you'll find plenty of spots to set up camp, whether you're in a tent or an RV.

    For those who love a bit of adventure, this area is popular with the off-roading crowd. Expect to see ATVs and dirt bikes zipping around, especially in the mornings. If you're into that, you'll fit right in. If not, just be prepared for a bit of noise and dust.

    Despite the rugged access and minimal amenities, visitors often rave about the natural beauty and the sense of seclusion. It's a great spot to hang a hammock, enjoy a rock fire pit, and just soak in the tranquility. Plus, it's free, which is always a bonus.

    So, pack your gear, prepare for a bumpy ride, and come enjoy the rustic charm of Willow Spring. Just don't forget the bug spray—ticks have been known to make an appearance!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Cascade Springs Dispersed Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Cascade Springs Dispersed Site
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    Cascade Springs Dispersed Site

    6 Reviews
    22 Photos
    449 Saves
    Mutual Dell, Utah

    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 toilets, no treated water, and no fire grates are provided.

    Camping in dispersed areas on the Forest is allowed for fourteen (14) days in any thirty (30) day consecutive period. Campers must move off Forest after reaching the 14-day limit. The stay limit also applies to all camping equipment (tents, chairs, ATVs, ATV trailers, etc.), even if used by a different person or group. Camping equipment must be removed by the end of the fourteen (14) day stay limit or the equipment may be impounded. Stay limits are implemented to reduce impacts to vegetation and wildlife habitat, as well as provide access to popular campsite areas for other visitors.

    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.

    In most areas, dispersed camping is allowed up to 150 feet from a designated Forest Service Road, with some exceptions. Exceptions are based on protection of resources that may include water quality, soil conditions, and wildlife & fish habitat. No Dispersed camping within 100 feet of water (we recommend 200 feet). No dispersed camping where topography or existing vegetation limits vehicle travel (e.g. steep terrain, trees, brush). No dispersed camping within wet meadows or in saturated soil conditions. In these areas, walk-in tent camping and picnicking are allowed, however vehicle travel into these areas may be restricted. The public is asked to use existing pull-outs off the main road and walk in to take advantage of these areas that help provide clean water, productive soils, and habitats for fish and wildlife. Forest users can obtain Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM’s), that show where dispersed camping is allowed and roads and trails that are designated open to motorized vehicles

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Mineral Basin Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Mineral Basin Dispersed
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    Sheep Creek

    10 Reviews
    24 Photos
    100 Saves
    Mapleton, Utah

    Welcome to Sheep Creek, a fantastic spot for those who enjoy a more rugged and natural camping experience. This area is perfect if you're looking to get away from it all and enjoy some peace and quiet. It's a big, open grassy lot with plenty of space to spread out, so you won't feel cramped even if there are a few other campers around.

    One of the standout features here is the freedom to camp wherever you like. There are no designated spots, so you can pick the perfect spot that suits your needs. Just be aware that there are no amenities like water, toilets, or showers, so you'll need to come prepared. It's a true "pack it in, pack it out" location, so make sure to leave no trace.

    The views are something special, with snow-capped peaks visible in the distance and wide-open skies that are perfect for stargazing. You might even see some cows roaming the hills, adding to the rustic charm of the place. And if you're traveling with pets, they'll love the open space to run around.

    Access is straightforward, with clear signage from the highway. Despite being close to the road, the area remains quiet and serene, especially on weeknights. However, it can get a bit busier on weekends, particularly with ATV enthusiasts, so plan accordingly.

    Fire rings are available at some spots, so you can enjoy a campfire under the stars. Just remember to bring your own firewood, as none is provided. And if you're into photography, the scenic landscapes and natural beauty will give you plenty of opportunities to capture some great shots.

    So, if you're looking for a no-frills, peaceful camping experience with stunning views and plenty of space, Sheep Creek is definitely worth a visit. Just come prepared, respect the land, and enjoy the tranquility.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • Picnic Table
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Soldier's Pass Utah Backcountry
    Camper-submitted photo from Soldier's Pass Utah Backcountry
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According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular dispersed campground near Orem, UT is Miner's Canyon Dispersed with a 4-star rating from 16 reviews.

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