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Overview of Nomad View Dispersed Camping

Effective 7/20/2021, the Forest Service has implemented Stage 1 fire restrictions for the Buffalo Gap National Grassland, including the Nomad View and Steer Pasture dispersed camping areas. This means that campfires and charcoal grills are prohibited until further notice due to high fire danger. Propane and liquid-fuel stoves are permitted but should be used with caution.

Please close cattle gate upon entering and leaving area. You should stay on designated roads that are indicated on the Grassland's MVUM (Motor Vehicle Use Map) Map. You can get this map at the Wall District NFS office or on the official NFS website for free. Dispersed Camping at Buffalo Gap National Grassland – What the Rangers Want You to Know

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads. Learn more: Boondocking 101

Pad Type grass

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 2,985 ft / 909 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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dedoug asked on 6/3/2020

Will my 16 ft travel trailer be safe there if I unhook her and go into Badlands NP? I will put a hitch lock on her.

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JAMA Overland asked on 5/20/2020

Where is a good place nearby to fill up water tanks and dump waste? Any recommendations?

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SueT asked on 2/15/2020

Is there anything that might serve as a windbreak for a tent? Sites near rocks? A lone tree?

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Wandering Pulse asked on 9/10/2019

I'm headed there in a few days (class C) and have read the reviews and studied the satellite map. I see one turn off ...

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AmyK. asked on 9/14/2019

Do you need to purchase a park pass to camp here?

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Reviews of Nomad View Dispersed Camping 185 people have reviewed this location.

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Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 105 Users
Last reported 1/14/2022
Confirmed by 78 Users
Last reported 10/27/2021
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 19 Users
Last reported 9/3/2021

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