What to Know About BLM Camping

What to Know About BLM Camping

Did you know that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oversees more than 245 million acres of land in the U.S.? These public lands are great for camping at little to no cost and offer a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. While most of these properties offer dispersed camping and boondocking sites, some have more developed campgrounds with RV hookups and other amenities.

Here’s how you can find the perfect BLM campsite using Campendium, and what you should know before you camp on these public lands.

🏕️Filter your campsites. On Campendium, you can filter campground types to only show BLM locations. This way, you can start your campsite search in the right direction.

ℹ️Read reviews. Campendium reviews allow you to see what other campers say about each campground. From campsite images to cell phone coverage, these reviews provide valuable information you need to know to prepare for your trip.

🌲Reuse existing sites. Most BLM campsites are designed for dispersed camping and boondocking, meaning the existing sites are usually only marked by cleared, flat areas where others have set up camp. Be sure to use these sites in an effort to not disrupt the environment.

🗓️Stay limits. On most BLM lands, you can camp up to 14 consecutive days within a 28-day period. Plan your trip accordingly and don’t overstay your limit so others can enjoy these lands as well.

🗑️Leave No Trace. Always abide by Leave No Trace guidelines and pack out everything that you brought with you, including garbage. This way, others can enjoy these lands for years to come.

🔌Developed campgrounds. If you’re not looking for dispersed camping and boondocking sites, some BLM destinations offer more developed campgrounds with hookups and some amenities (for a small fee.) You can use the Campendium app to see what amenities and features each campground offers.

🎣Outdoor activities. BLM land typically offers a variety of outdoor activities from hiking to fishing, biking, hunting, and more.

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  1. ElMarco48 on January 6, 2023 at 4:24 am

    Can you move from one BLM spot to another every 14 days in the same area? Or do you have to go to another designated BLM land (another name) area?

  2. VANESSA’S VANLIFE JOURNEY on January 6, 2023 at 4:29 am

    We need this in Texas

  3. Justin H on January 6, 2023 at 4:32 am

    Just FYI, BLM land is usually not well maintained and high clearance/4×4 is recommended. They are also not patrolled and communication is limited. Be safe out there folks and travel well prepared.

  4. Tom Sewell on January 6, 2023 at 4:34 am

    We must END taxpayer subsidized private cow grazing on our awesome BLM lands! The cows ruin the water sources, erode the heck out of the land, and take habitat that belongs to the wildlife! The western states are too dry to have rancher’s cows on them, period. Graze your cows on YOUR lands, not on OURS! and please people, pack OUT your gross used toilet paper!

  5. Bard Matthews on January 6, 2023 at 4:37 am

    Over the last 40 years I average 3 to 4 weeks camping and 99% on BLM lands. I’ve only once seen a sign that states No Camping. Had magazine with maps of Blm lands. When land becomes private the first thing you see is a NO TRESSPASSING sign. TY to BLM.

  6. Brandon M. on January 6, 2023 at 4:40 am

    More videos like this!

  7. Hike This Planet on January 6, 2023 at 4:41 am

    Thank you that was very informative.

  8. Curtis Dettra on January 6, 2023 at 4:43 am

    Thanks for sharing that video. What is up with the East Coast not having BLM land? I live on the east coast, and I would love to camp Blm style so I can visit my family and camp at the same time. I always camp for free(BLM). Can anybody answer that question? I would love an answer. Thank you 😊

  9. Larry Shreffler on January 6, 2023 at 4:48 am

    We stayed at stampede campground just outside of Pioche Nevada beautiful spot the elevation 6100 feet nice and cool weather there we stayed there for 14 days in the latter part of August 2022

  10. Pablo Tanja on January 6, 2023 at 4:48 am


  11. Woodchipper King on January 6, 2023 at 4:54 am

    It’s magic land

  12. Patrick McHargue on January 6, 2023 at 5:20 am

    A more in-depth tutorial on how to use the app/website to find BLM lands would be useful.

  13. Pigeon pallz on January 6, 2023 at 5:22 am

    Thanks for the info

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