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Top Dispersed Camping near Jelm, WY

117 Reviews

Are you planning a dispersed camping trip to Jelm? We've got you covered. Dispersed camping gets you off the grid so you can disconnect from the hecticness of everyday life. Find the perfect dispersed campsite for your next adventure.

Best Dispersed Camping Sites Near Jelm, WY (57)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Road 700 Designated Dispersed Camping
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest Dispersed Camping
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Twin Buttes Reservoir

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    Twin Buttes Reservoir

    4 Reviews
    11 Photos
    70 Saves
    Laramie, Wyoming
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • Picnic Table
    • Toilets
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Laramie River Road Dispersed

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    Laramie River Road Dispersed

    7 Reviews
    14 Photos
    554 Saves
    Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

    Located on the southern end of the Medicine Bow Mountain Range in north central Colorado, Rawah Wilderness was designated by the Wilderness Act of 1964 and now contains 73,868 acres. "Rawah" is a Native American term meaning "wild place."

    Elevations in the Rawah Wilderness range from 8,400 to 13,000 feet. The high peaks were carved by glaciers, resulting in spectacular cirque lakes and moraines. There are twenty-five named lakes, ranging in size from five to 39 acres. This high alpine area contains the headwaters of the McIntyre, Rawah, and Fall Creeks, as well as the Laramie River.

    The Rawahs are host to mammals such as elk, moose, mule deer, black bear, bighorn sheep, marmot and beaver. There are many species of birds including the red-tailed hawk, white-tailed ptarmigan, golden eagle, raven, Steller's Jay and a variety of warblers. Lakes and streams are inhabited with lake, cutthroat, rainbow and brown trout. Graylings are also found in this area.

    The Rawah Wilderness is very popular with summer backpackers, hikers and anglers. It is also popular with hunters in the fall. To encounter the fewest people, plan your trip for mid-week and use less popular trails.

    Always use Leave No Trace techniques to help keep this area wild, clean and pristine.

    Motorized equipment, or mechanized transportation is prohibited, including motorcycles, chain saws, bicycles or carts. Wheelchairs are exempt. Group size is limited to 12 people and/or livestock combined. Camping and campfires are prohibited within 200’ feet of all lakes, streams and trails to protect water quality, sensitive vegetation and to help assure solitude. Thin soils and mountain vegetation are easily damaged by fire and fires scar rocks and soil. Use a stove, a fire pan or an existing fire ring when and where fires are allowed. Campfires are prohibited in the alpine areas above 10,800 feet. Campfires consume scarce vegetation and leave permanent scars on the fragile soils of the area. Pets must be on a handheld leash at all times if hiking. Equestrian riders can have dogs under voice control.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Pole Mountain Dispersed Camping

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    Pole Mountain Dispersed Camping

    10 Reviews
    28 Photos
    302 Saves
    Buford, Wyoming

    This walk-in dispersed campground provides access to biking, hiking and fishing.

    At a Glance: Current Conditions: In 2022 - This campground is open to dispersed camping. Much of the infrastructure is overgrown, but it is still accessible.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping in Routt National Forest
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Lost Lake Dispersed
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Laramie Overlook Disperesed Camping

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    Laramie Overlook Disperesed Camping

    2 Reviews
    5 Photos
    62 Saves
    Centennial, Wyoming

    Setting up your own campsite away from developed fee sites, also known as dispersed camping, is allowed in most places. From getting away from it all to just enjoying a weekend with friends, dispersed camping can make for a great story. Across the forests, opportunities range from dispersed camping miles into wilderness or just off a forest road in designated dispersed areas. Make sure to bring everything you need when dispersed camping, as water, restrooms, and fire rings may not be available nearby, and always remember to follow Leave No Trace principles.

    Use the links below to explore the wide range of dispersed opportunities the forests and grasslands have to offer. For comprehensive information on dispersed camping opportunities, please contact the ranger district office in the area you plan to visit.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • Drinking Water
    • Alcohol
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Meeboer Lake

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    Meeboer Lake

    2 Reviews
    8 Photos
    19 Saves
    Laramie, Wyoming
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • Toilets
    • Alcohol
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Deadman Road - Dispersed Site

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    Deadman Road - Dispersed Site

    3 Reviews
    13 Photos
    121 Saves
    Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

    Free camping (dispersed) is allowed on most national forest lands except in highly developed areas - such as trailheads, campgrounds and picnic sites - and in some of our most visited places. Be sure to check for regulations in advance and look for signs in the area to indicate if camping is allowed.

    Some areas allow camping in designated sites only.

    Know Before You Go

    Check the weather and road closures before heading up. Follow Leave No Trace principles. There are no facilities or trash receptacles. Pack out what you pack in. Make sure camping is allowed. Many lands within the national forest boundary are private or otherwise owned. Check that you’re on National Forest lands: maps. Don't stay too long. Camping is limited to 14 days.within any continuous 30-day period. at any location within the same 20-mile radius. see Order Plan on building a campfire? Campfire restrictions can occur any time of year. Check for fire restrictions and if you build a campfire, know how to extinguish it.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol

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