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Camping - Public Lands

Salt Lake City, Utah
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Camping - Public Lands

Hey! We are looking at coming to Lava this weekend but are interested to see if there is any public land/national forest somewhere close where we can camp. We just hate the craziness of campgrounds. Any tips?

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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1. Re: Camping - Public Lands

On the county road heading North, from Lava ... My map shows a campground about 10 miles out ... The Lava area camping is usually fairly sedate... Weekends do bring in familys ... enjoy .... carracar

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2. Re: Camping - Public Lands

For USFS campgrounds and site availability, this is the site to go to: recreation.gov

For State campgrounds: http://idahostateparks.reserveamerica.com/

If you decide to try a private campground, you can find a list at VisitIdaho.org

Hope this helps.


Naples, Florida
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for Grand Teton National Park
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3. Re: Camping - Public Lands

Another great resource is www.recreation.gov. Plug in the type of camping needs you have - its worked well for me.

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