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Helpful Links

The following list is a collection of helpful information-rich links that might find useful as you look for information about camping in national forests and grasslands across the United States.


  • USDA Forest Service – The official website of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service – an excellent source for information about the national forests, current events, and policies.
  • Bureau of Land Management (BLM) – The official website for the Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management
  • National Park Service – The official website of the Department of the Interior National Park Service.
  • National Wildlife Refuge – The official website of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – The official website of the Corps of Engineers – not the easiest site to navigate but their campgrounds make the hunt worth the effort.

Guides and Directories

  • – Horse trails, campgrounds, and some lodging throughout North America. Also, provides riders’ ratings of trails and camps.
  • National Scenic Byways – Guide to our national scenic byways.
  •  – Claims to be “The most comprehensive guide to Federal, State, Provincial and Local campgrounds.”
  • Rocky Mountain Maps Gallery – On-line, one stop location to purchase maps and guidebooks for MT, ID, WY, CO, UT, NM and AZ.
  • RV Dump Stations – A directory for RV dump/waste stations across USA.
  • SaniDumps – Claims to be “The most comprehensive RV Dump Search on the Web.”
  • Sea Trails (Alaska) – A guide to Southeast Alaska trail system, both on land and sea.
  • – A guide to swimming holes and hot springs across the nation.

Good Information for All Campers

  • About.Camping – Important stuff and essential information for a positive camping experience.
  • Camping-Tent-Reviews – Advice and reviews of best and worst tents for camping.
  • Free Attractions – Search a database for free things to do and attractions across USA.
  • Factory Tours USA – Search for free factory tours in USA.
  • Sonora Pass Vacations – From “Where to Stay” to “What’s going on”, good info about this beautiful area of California.

Products for Camping

  • CampingWorld – Claims to be “the world’s largest supplier of RV parts, supplies and accessories with RV Sales, services and rentals at over 85 location.”
  • FamilyTentCamping – Just as the name implies, offers a selection of tent and camping gear for families.
  • Fuel For Adventure –  An on-line source for backpacking food, survival kits, camping gear and outdoor information.
  • Rack n Road – Just about any trailer you could ever need, along with hitches, racks and other accessories, to haul all your recreation equipment.
  • Taiga Camping Gear and Outdoor Clothing – An online company with leading edge outdoor gear.
  • Tweety’s – Claims “Low prices everyday on lot’s of cool RV parts and accessories.
  • REI – Recreation Equipment, Inc is an excellent source for all your recreating needs.

Public Land-related Clubs and Foundations

  • Good Sam Club – Find fellow RVers, RV Park reviews, RV camping supplies, camping tips and more.
  • The National Arbor Day Foundation – They inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. Check out the children’s section for some great activities.
  • National Forest Foundation – A Congressional established nonprofit partner of the US Forest Service focused on addressing the challenges faced by National Forest.
  • Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) – Just about everything you need to explore this 740-miles trail on the waterways through the Northern Forest.
  • Sierra Club – An environment focus organization with the slogan “Explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.
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