Good/ best App(s) for finding "Free Dispersed Camping" (in Nor. Calif.)

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  1. davekro

    davekro Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I have been Googling to find 'Free Dispersed Camping' locations in Northern California, (1st choice +/- 3hours from the SF Bay Area). I just keep hearing and reading that yeah, most any BLM land or Nat'l Forest area that is not included in an organized camp or park area. I don't plan to drive off with my trailer scouting down a gazillion roads hoping to find a place.

    Today I ran across this paid App
    The Dyrt Camping App: Tent & RV Campsites Finder
    One week free trial, then $39/ year. If it helps me find good Dispersed Camping in Central Cal. then paying the equivalent of one night at a local county park, seems no problem.

    Has anyone used this or any other App, or other resource to find SPECIFIC dispersed camp areas in California (or elsewhere)? I had my hopes up earlier today when I saw Tahoe Nat'l forest had an actual link under the category of dispersed camping! It said Baltimore Lake. But when I looked on Google Maps this lake seemed to be close to a mile away from where the road ended. A review said: "Brilliant small lake at 7,200' in The Tahoe Natural Forest, around 2.5 - 3 mile hike from The west end of Meadow Lake.

    Obviously, we're looking for Dispersed Camping... that we can drive our tent trailer to! ;o)
     
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    Can you tell me if you have used this specifically to locate dispersed camping locations and if so what your experience was when you went to one of the sites recommended?
    What do you mainly use it for?
     
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    I do a quick scan of campgrounds and see if it is one to pursue. Very little dispersed camping here and wife is not in to dispersed camping, either.
     
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