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MichaelC 11-01-2018 12:05 PM

Anywhere legal to camp outside of designated sites?
 
I am new to tent camping. Camping at a designated site isn't that appealing to me. Are there locations where camping anywhere one chooses is allowed? I am not looking for specific sites, but ideas on where to look. For example state parks here in Ohio only allow camping in designated areas. Are there public lands in each state where camping outside of designated areas is allowed (for example - national parks). I am an avid hiker and I always thought it would be cool to hike deep in the woods and not worry about getting back to the trail head before dark. Thanks for your thoughts!

Babstreefern 11-03-2018 09:08 AM

Are you sure you want to do this? Love the romantic side of this, but what happens if you have an accident? No one will know or even where to look for you. Unlike here in the UK where mobile (or cell phone) coverage is everywhere, I do know after visiting the USA, that coverage is hit and miss at the best of times.

MacGyver 11-03-2018 08:14 PM

Your best bet would be to contact the Ohio Division of Forestry to see what is and what isn't allowed in your state.

Chris889 11-05-2018 12:20 PM

Hi Michael, have you been to Scioto Trail State Park? I've been there once and the place was really cool. You can visit this website as a reference https://www.ohioexplored.com/blog-po...-spots-in-ohio. It contains a list of camping sites in Ohio that you'll be interested to visit! Good luck in your next trail!

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John Miller 11-14-2018 05:45 AM

I agree with MacGyver, checking your local Division of Forestry is the safest and easiest way to asses your available options and also respect the law. Just a quick call or a short visit to their bureau will prove very insightful.

Babstreefern 11-14-2018 09:04 AM

Are your places of interest near to farmland? In England, if needs must, we can use farmland, with the owner's permission, although no hook-ups to electric or water, etc. This may be an idea for you


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