Question about Nomad View Dispersed Camping

felt0134 asked on 7/16/2020

Would it be realistic to camp without a tent at this site (just sleeping pad and bag)? Or would that be foolish. Passing through for one night.

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Answered on 7/24/2020:

No worries, in my opinion.
Himmelbus
Ham Lake, MN
40' MCI MC9
6 reviews

Answered on 7/19/2020:

I saw plenty of tents there, many options for it. Only issue could be wind. You’ll want to use yours vehicle as a wind break.
Controlfreak
Buffalo, TX
29' Winnebago 2405RG
Chevrolet 2500HD
9 reviews

Answered on 7/19/2020:

You could and I think it’d be awesome. However be ready for all weather events. Thus saying, we went to bed with a clear sky only to wake to the sound of thunder and the lights of lightning. It rained for a bit then quit. So, be ready. Remember there are no amenities there. Water, toilet, etc.
RabbitDaddy
TN
17' Jayco 174bh
Ram 1500
27 reviews

Answered on 7/19/2020:

Depends on how well you can tolerate wind. Its quite windy.

Answered on 7/19/2020:

I’m sure you wouldn’t be the first. But you’ve got to keep in mind, it gets very windy there, there were a lot of flies, and you could quite possibly wake up with a bighorn sheep in your face. Falling asleep under the vast expanse of South Dakota night sky would be phenomenal though.
1bike
Minneapolis, MN
22' Roadtrek 210 Popular
22 reviews

Answered on 7/19/2020:

It does get windy there.
9 reviews

Answered on 7/19/2020:

You’d be absolutely out in the open, no trees or anything for cover or security. Plus the wildlife. I wouldn’t suggest it, although when I went I slept in my car!
Jason
OR
43' Jayco Northpoint 381FLWS
Ford F350 Dually
44 reviews

Answered on 7/19/2020:

No problem. I’ve seen many other tent campers in the area before. It can get windy though.
Voyagers On Wheels
Sioux Falls, SD
33' Winnebago 2008 Voyage
79 reviews

Answered on 7/19/2020:

I don't think so. Aside from the wildlife it can get very windy and storms can come up pretty fast. If you have a car and want to spread out in that I'd say sure, though. Just don't park too close to the edge.
Ufronia
Keystone summerland
Ford f150
6 reviews

Answered on 7/19/2020:

When we were there, July 2019, it was very windy and rained 2 of the 4 days we were there. Although it is beautiful, I think I would like 4 walls and a roof.
aearles
MI
41' Grand Design 367BHS
Ram 3500
39 reviews

Answered on 7/19/2020:

Lots of tall grass and critters, snakes and bighorn sheep in our campsite. There are a lot of places I’d camp without a tent but this probably isn’t one of them.
WhoKnowsWhere
33' Salem Travel Trailer
6 reviews

Answered on 7/19/2020:

I dont remember it being particularly buggy, but that's probably because it was insanely windy. You could easily find a clear flat spot. I wouldn't really say it's a good idea, but you could always try it and worst case move into your car if you need to.