Frequently Asked Question

What is a "public" campground?

Last Updated 5 years ago

Here are the types of campgrounds that we consider "public" for inclusion in our database:

- Owned and/or operated by some level of government

-- May be contracted out, as are many USFS locations

-- Includes things like regional water districts, etc.

- Owned and/or operated by a non-profit entity such as a museum, conservation group, etc

- Owned and/operated by a utility company, such as PGE

- Owned and operated by Indian tribes – we see the tribe as a governmental agency. However, we do not include tribal casino parking lots.

-Thus boondocking locations on public lands qualify, but not parking lots such as Wal-Mart, Cracker Barrel or truck stops.

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