(PRWEB) July 02, 2014
TripTrist Travel Planners has encouraging news if you want to go on a camping adventure for the long 4th of July weekend. It is possible to camp without reservations even though in most campgrounds in the United States were reserved months ago.
If there is nothing available, do not disrepair. There are millions of acres of publicly owned land across the United States that allow dispersed camping.
What is Dispersed Camping?
When setting up a camp outside of a developed campground or park, it is called dispersed camping. Dispersed camping is allowed anywhere in the National Forest or Bureau of Land Management lands. These are public lands that the federal government oversees. As long as the general rules are followed, camp can be set up as close or as far from civilization as desired.
Camping in the wilderness means following some rules:
When deciding where to go, start by looking at a map of the destination. For example, Californians might want to drive up to the Sierra Mountains to enjoy the cool air, a clear view of the stars, and refreshing mountain streams and lakes. Open up Google Maps, look at map of the eastern California. All of the light green areas indicate National Forest or BLM land. Zoom in further and pick a target area. Keep in mind that vehicles must stay on existing roads and it is best to camp in previously used areas to reduce damage to the environment.