Here at Boondockers United we are dedicated to education about camping on our public lands. We gladly give you the R&R’s for the BLM – the dispersed camping (boondocking) information is towards the bottom:
From the BLM website: You can download the pdf file HERE
Bureau of Land Management Camping Guidelines Developed Campgrounds
When camping in a developed area, please use the specifically marked sites.
If you are camping in a developed site and are in a group with more than two vehicles or 10 people, please use a group site or two campsites.
Money from fees charged at developed campgrounds are used to maintain these areas for everyone’s enjoyment. Avoid a citation or fine by being responsible and paying your
Please respect other campers and keep quiet hours of 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., or those posted.
Always build fires in the stove, grill, fireplace or ring provided in developed campgrounds. Do not burn trash or material that produces toxic or hazardous material. Never leave a fire unattended.
Use the designated spots for your tent, trailer and other gear. If you leave personal property unattended for more than 24 hours in a day
-use area, or 3 days in other areas, it may be considered abandoned and disposed of by BLM.
Horses, llamas and other livestock are not allowed in campgrounds or picnic areas unless BLM has provided facilities for that use.
Most BLM sites are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Dispersed Camping in Undeveloped Areas
Whether in a developed campground or at a dispersed site, you may usually camp in an area for up to 14 days before having to move at least 25 miles from your original spot.
You may not return to that area for 28 consecutive days.
Choose sites that are already established.
Camp at least 200 feet away from water sources.
Use existing fire rings or camp stoves.
Check current fire conditions.
Dispose of human waste properly (away from water and in a 6” or
deeper hole). We ask you to follow a policy of Treading Lightly
! By picking up litter, avoiding travel that could damage the land, observing signs and posted areas, leaving all gates as you found them, and asking permission to enter private lands, you will enhance the public’s opportunity to enjoy these lands in the future. We hope you enjoy your camping experience on BLM lands.