Public Lands Information Center

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The Public Lands Information Center is operated under Service First authority for the benefit of both the public and the participating agencies. All interagency team members are committed to ensuring a spirit of cooperation, collaboration, and mutual support.

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Camping | Dispersed

Many people enjoy the solitude and primitive experience of camping away from developed campgrounds and other campers. Dispersed camping is the term used for camping outside of a developed campground. In some popular dispersed camping areas, camping is limited to designated sites only.

There are extra responsibilities and skills that are necessary for dispersed camping. It is your responsibility to know these before you go camping. Camping rules and regulations apply to make your experience safe, and to keep the natural resources scenic and unspoiled for other campers. All dispersed campers need to be self-contained. No amenities are provided; such as water, restrooms or trash cans. Pack it in, pack it out. Inspect your campsite and rest areas for trash or spilled foods. Pack out all trash, leftover food, and litter.

Dispersed camping means no bathrooms and no outhouses. Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6 to 8 inches deep at least 300 feet from water, camp, and trails. Cover and disguise the cathole when finished. Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products. For those with camp trailers, dispose of waste and grey water at dumping stations.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers from the local community support federal agency staff at the front desk of the Public Lands Information Center to assist visitors with trip planning and share information regarding recreational opportunities on public lands, rules and regulations, ranger-led programs, and natural and cultural resources.

Last updated: June 23, 2023

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Public Lands Information Center
345 East Riverside Drive

Saint George, UT 84790


(435) 688-3200
This federal interagency office is staffed by employees from the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S National Forest Service, and by dedicated volunteers from the local community. Phones are answered Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The information center is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and all federal holidays.

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