Anyone in the south east ever front country camp in a national forest at the end of a county road? Anyone know if that's even allowed?
I don't have backpacking gear or anything and really just want to get away from people for a few days. Would be nice to just drive somewhere and camp out of my car in the middle of the woods. Wish I lived out west where it wasn't so populated.
Pic related. Kind of place I'd like to just sit for a couple days.
In national forestry land, you are allowed to camp for up to sixteen days, should use existing fire pits if you find one, and always pack out everything you pack in. If you want to camp for more than sixteen days, you have to move at least five miles away.
The only exceptions I'm aware of, is if the land also falls under certain state jurisdictions, but I've only seen where they limits use to fourteen days.
Hope this helps.
Also, certain states require fire permits or ban fires, CA is notable for this. You're probably fine, not too likely you'd run into anyone anyway, and usually you'd only get a warning if you're going off of information on the federal forestry website and just weren't familiar with other local limitations.
while there is a thread about stuff like this, anybody know if there are any places i can go camping in mass? not a noisy campsite with a shitload of other people camping near each other, like real innawoods that should have at least a mile an a half away from other people (unless there is somebody else doing real camping in the area)
Find a national forest and look up the usgs topo map for it, iirc established sites with fire pits are marked. Its only really helpful to look for them when you already know the area that you want to camp in.