Question about Steer Pasture Overlook Dispersed Camping

Colleen

Colleen asked on 9/20/2022

With predicated wind gusts of 30mph and rain, would you camp here?

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Zamia Ventures
Zamia Ventures
Saint George Island, FL
25' Airstream Flying Cloud
Ford F150
153 reviews

Answered on 9/20/2022:

The rain is the issue. We have a similar rig (25 ft Flying Cloud) and we don’t really notice wind until it’s up to about 50 mph (just don’t deploy awnings). But we found that rain turned the Badlands dirt into a clay that filled our tire treads and destroyed our traction. Even with 4WD we had trouble getting up a hill and out of the camping area. Having the entire rig slide backwards towards the canyon rim was no fun.
3 reviews

Answered on 9/20/2022:

Yes. The one consideration having not been there after a significant rain is how muddy does the road get. We have a 4x4 van with high clearance and real good off-road tires so I would not worry about it.
VandwellerfromOhio
VandwellerfromOhio
Ford Transit 150
16 reviews

Answered on 9/20/2022:

It depends on what you're camping in. If you have four wheel drive or all-wheel drive you're probably fine. If you don't I wouldn't recommend it. We stayed there during a rainstorm and the next morning several people were stuck. I think it's windy there all the time.
Calla’Venture
Calla’Venture
AR
25' Nucamp Cirrus 820
Ford F350
32 reviews

Answered on 9/20/2022:

We did a few years ago in September! Was a night to remember! The light show from the storm was amazing. We were in a van then so it was easy to turn into the wind. Our stand alone canopy didn’t fair too well! But yes I’d do it again. Probably wouldn’t park on the edge this time though or put up the canopy.