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Tom's Best Spring USFS Dispersed Camping Area
4.5 (37 reviews)
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37.7231, -112.2535
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Weather
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Forecast
jan
0.96"
34.2°
4.7°
feb
0.87"
36.9°
6.2°
mar
1.07"
44.2°
15.5°
apr
0.73"
55.5°
22.5°
may
0.77"
65.1°
30.3°
jun
0.63"
74.6°
36.4°
jul
0.97"
81.6°
44.5°
aug
1.65"
78.1°
43.5°
sep
1.22"
70.1°
35.6°
oct
1.56"
57.7°
25.6°
nov
0.85"
45°
15°
dec
0.77"
36°
6.8°
Seasonal scales
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Crowdedness
Others somewhat nearby, but still private
Fullness
Half of spots are available
Noise
Rare man-made noise (trains, cars, etc...)
Shade
Some shady spots
Cleanliness
Pristine, no trash at all
Safety
Feels pretty safe
Road difficulty
Take it a little slow, but any vehicle should be fine
Features and amenities
Fire pits
Pets allowed
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leonyy
4
Nov 2021
Pure silence, close to Bryce
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brooksben11
22
Oct 2021
Great Location

Right outside Bryce, Red Canyon down the road was an awesome find. Super-easy road (think maintained gravel) with dirt roads to the campsites. Great cell service. Big-rigs could handle this pretty easily, much less my 26' trailer.

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campseemore
13
Sep 2021
Cell service, easy roads, tons of spots

As described. Dirt roads but doable by any rig. Camp farther off the main road if you don’t want dirt kicked up / headlights at night. OHV area as well. Saw some cows. Easy access to Bryce. No amenities.

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Anonymous
0
Aug 2021
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zcwolfe
2
Aug 2021
Awesome spot!

Plenty of spots off of the main road. Gravel road was well maintained, full cell phone service and cooler temps. Would definitely stay here again!

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camper77
1
Aug 2021
Beautiful and quiet, but ants may ruin the fun

Easy access with a main gravel road branching into a number of dirt roads. We found several empty places to set up camp and settled on one about a mile and a half from the highway. It was quiet and secluded. Could see one neighbor but couldn't hear them, though occasionally we'd hear vehicles driving by on the main road, and some cows which freely roam the area. We had a lot of room to ourselves. Everything was perfect, except for one thing: ants. They were everywhere, and if you stood still for a minute or two they'd crawl up your legs. Fortunately only a few got inside our tent, but otherwise they were a bit of a nuisance.

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alext
2
Jul 2021
Forgot to add a picture

Forgot to add a picture!

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alext
2
Jul 2021
Awesome site!

Excellent place for Boondocking. Lots of spaces even in the middle the of summer travel season. Road was easy even with a travel trailer. Don't be scared to continue down the road if you want to be away from other folks.

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sweeet_freckles
12
Jul 2021
So safe & lovely!

This is one of my favorite boondocking sites. Tons of others rigs along this road camping, including families making this place feel nice & safe. Well spaced out so you’re really not even close to people at all. The temperature was great at night for sleeping here in the summer, pretty sure it was in the 50s at night mid june! Would definitely stay here again.

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carriestravels
1
May 2021
Wonderful camping spot!

We slept in our car here and there were many spots available as of May 25th. Nice scenery and the service was really good. I’m writing this review from this location🤩

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alyssa876
2
May 2021
So many options

So beautiful! We got here at 8pm and there were no spots left. There are so many spots to choose from so we were surprised. We ended up parking in the middle of a field next to a fire pit. We even saw some wildlife! I would camp here again for sure.

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jkadventures813
7
May 2021
Good for boondocking

Nothing fancy, a lot of people around but not close by. Good place to sleep and relax. Had fire pits! And there were toilets at the atv trailhead across the road

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platypus
3
May 2021
Awesome!

There’s a bunch of pull outs with plenty of space. If you keep going down the road, you’ll find large empty spaces which are perfect for larger rigs. It was a bit windy but would die down with the sun. Depending on which pull out you have, there aren’t many trees for privacy.

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clare3mily
2
May 2021
One of my favorite BLMs!

LOVED IT! so glad I found this spot. Close to Bryce Canyon! Free! Lots of spaces to camp and wasn’t super crowded. Met some great people camping here. Good for vans, tents, rvs! Has fire pits! Lots of shade of you wanted. Very open. So pretty! Stay here!!

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peemac
2
Apr 2021
Nice Spot!

Explored the first 2 roads off the right of the main road and found a lot of nice, shady, flat campsites. Some had close neighbors, others not so much. Some people over the ridge were shooting for a while, but I trusted that they were being safe. Roads were good.

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ba
4
Apr 2021
Beware the mice

Great spot except for the mice. In three days staying here they did several thousand dollars in damages to my truck. Chewed holes in the leather seats, ate thru wires under the dash, and turned papers in the glove box into shreds; including my registration. Even after I left I trapped 7 still riding in my truck. 3 days free camping was $2600 in repairs.

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megbecks
6
Apr 2021
Solid location

Free. A lot of different sized spots. Dog Friendly. Felt safe. Fire rings in many spots. Pretty sunrise. Some areas had shade. Dispersed for privacy. Close to Bryce Canyon! Easy to find.

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jlehrman
4
Apr 2021
Beautiful and private

This was a great camp area. The sites are spread apart and there are plenty of trees to provide shade and a bit of privacy. The main road in is easily traveled but when you turn off on one of the side roads they are a little rougher and could be more difficult to travel if rainy or wet. Overall a great camp area and close to Bryce Canyon., within 10 miles.

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jwoody01
2
Apr 2021
Fantastic camping experience near Bryce Canyon!

Approximately 8 miles from Bryce Canyon. Very secluded spots with ponderosa pines breaking up the sites.

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cmmilar
2
Apr 2021
Great spot!

Well maintained large sites. Beautiful views.

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janeelizabeth
75
Mar 2021
Cool Area

Awesome spots with great views. The road was difficult to get down since the snow is melting, but we took the RV slow and it was fine. Found a pull off with a fire pit and called it good. Nice open fields to walk around in and the few neighbors we did have were quiet and spread apart. No hook ups, but good cell service.

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thefreebirdsrv
8
Nov 2020
Great Location

Plenty or room and spots. Great cell service.

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laureninwonderland
3
Nov 2020
Peaceful, beautiful, and quiet campsite

I pulled off the Highway well after dark, and it was a little difficult to find a spot because of the light snow coverage but they’re pretty easy to access and the main road is gravel(?) so that was nice. Lots of pretty trees, and practically dead silence at night. The sunset through the trees and morning clouds was beautiful as well. There were a few neighbors camping at other sites along the road but not within sight distance so I felt safe that there were other people down the way but I’d definitely say it’s pretty private! Also, you can’t beat free :).

✨leave no trace

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bywaysnohighways
15
Oct 2020
Great spot for visiting Bryce!

Bring water and dump in town. Good spot across the road as well. We had a very private, large spot shared only with cattle.

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kriemel
3
Oct 2020
Great boondocking

Nice! It was quiet (you can hear the road but rather far away). Pretty empty, beautiful. Lots of trees and shade! Close to Bryce

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mknox
10
Oct 2020
Probably better for boondocking than camping

We pulled into the first spot just before sunset on a Tuesday in Sept. and were ecstatic about how spacious it was. Within a minute, two other rigs pulled into the same campsite as if they were going to set up. One asked us if we were camping and, when we confirmed, sighed and left. The other sat in their truck until we approached them. There was a language barrier so I'm sure that sparked some of the confusion, but they were there to boondock and didn't seem to understand that it was a claimed campsite. We spread out our camp to make it clear in the dark that the site was taken. We woke up the next morning to people talking very close by, and saw that they had pulled in next to us to boondock on our site overnight. They left when we woke up and weren't noisy otherwise, but it was a bit strange and invasive. Our only issues with the site itself were the mice and road noise. It's a very busy road, even during the week, and people drove through during all hours of the night. There are also mice living in the trees that will try to get into your food whenever you look away - so be wary of that. At the end of the day, the site was free and very close to Bryce Canyon, so it's hard to complain. I probably wouldn't have stayed another night in that specific spot but there may be others down the road that are more private.

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otiose
2
Oct 2020
Easy Access

Pulled in after 9pm to camp for the the night and still managed to get a great spot! A beautiful surrounding area to wake up to

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travelingskoolie
64
Sep 2020
Free, spacious, close to the park!

Love how close this is to the park entrance, such easy access from here! People seem to spread out quite a lot to give space. The roads definitely get pretty sketchy if you go more than .5 miles in or so. Lots of large spaces for big rigs too!

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jmecklin01
10
Aug 2020
Killer spot

I had a great overnight at this spot. Almost no other people around and super peaceful. Super close to BCNP.

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craxylife
5
Jul 2020
Peaceful

Stopped here before heading into Bryce in the morning . Few people here , but well off in the distance. So many trees . Great views . Will probably be back tomorrow night before going to Escalante.

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jacx2000
3
Jun 2020
Secluded Boondocking

Simple and quiet place to hang out and use to explore Bryce and the surrounding area. There were plenty of others there when we were but all the sites (and there are lots) are plenty secluded. The roads get worse the further in you go.

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torenr
12
May 2020
Great spot near Bryce NP

Road is rough but passable with any vehicle. Plenty of spots among beautiful trees.

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Anonymous
1
May 2020
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derykmachado
5
Apr 2020
Road closed (2 April 2020)

Road is barricaded, along with all other local dispersed camp spots

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stv1973
15
Oct 2019
Great campground

Lots of room off hwy 12. No facilities, but there are vault toilets at the intersection at hwy 12.

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fnvegas
13
Oct 2019
Nice campgroung

A good solution when everything is taken at Bryce. We are travelling are in a 28' class C, mid-October. We arrived at dusk and most of the spots were taken, we drove about 1 mile to find a spot. Spots are well spaced, you cannot see you neighbor.

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dlcook
17
Oct 2019
Secluded spot just off Hwy 12

We were unable to camp in Bryce Canyon NP, but we had this spot, about 15 minutes from the main entrance, in our back pocket and were glad we stayed here. The spots are well spaced and mostly private - we couldn't see our nearest neighbor. The main road is gravel, and the loops are dirt with some rutting, but still passable while pulling our 36' travel trailer, however we did engage four wheel drive. Scout ahead, because there are some tight spots with potentially rig-damaging limbs overhead. Most sites are pull-through and plenty large. There are no services of any type, so you must be self-contained. All things considered, this is a great spot!

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