Last Updated on 09/22/2023 by Glynn Willard

Coordinates For Forest Rd 20051

44°35’30.8″N 111°22’43.2″W
Looking for a quiet place to boondock near Yellowstone?

This is a peaceful site off the beaten path. And it seemed to be populated by more locals than tourists.

It’s close enough to Yellowstone to make it a good location for a base camp.


    Boondocking locations near Yellowstone.

  1. Time Of Year We Visited This Location
    Early June.

  3. Permit Required To Camp Outside Yellowstone?

  5. Government Agency
    US Forest Service

  7. Presence Of Law Enforcement On Forest Rd 20051
    We stayed six nights and did not notice any law enforcement.

  9. Road Conditions In And Out Of Forest Rd 20051
    The road is passable by any type of vehicle.

    This is a great location for car camping with a tent or a big rig.

  11. Is Forest Rd 20051 Big Rig Friendly?
    Yes, this location is big rig friendly.

    I would not take a high end 42′ motorhome down this road, but it could be done if in a bind.
    Dispersed camping near Yellowstone.

  13. Cell Strength & Carriers Outside Yellowstone
    All cellular carriers are well represented in this area.

    Our T-Mobile phones worked great!

    The Open Signal App showed the strongest presence with T-Mobile and Verizon.

  15. Does Forest Rd 20051 Have A Starlink Friendly Sky View?
    No, the spots are amongst the trees. You will not have a clear view of the horizon.

  17. Crowds Around Forest Rd 20051 Dispersed Camping
    There were rigs of all sizes in most of the spots.

    The turnover seemed to be high, so this location is worth the risk making it part of your plan A, B or C.

    Spots are really far apart, so even though most were taken, we still felt as though we had a lot of privacy.

    Boondocking location near Yellowstone.

    It was quiet enough at this site to do a good clean out of our storage.


  19. Did We Feel Safe Boondocking Off Forest Rd 20051?
    We definitely felt safe. At no point did we feel surrounded by shady or suspicious characters.

    Make sure you store your food and trash appropriately. You’re in grizzly country.

  21. Wildlife And Insects In This Part Of Idaho
    The fly’s and mosquitoes were mildly annoying, but not overwhelming.

    We did not encounter any wildlife, but there were signs of bears in the area prior to our stay.

    Again, keep your food and trash stored appropriately and always have bear spray present.

    Also, know what to do if a bear approaches your camp.

  23. Dump Station And Potable Water Near Yellowstone?
    There’s a great public dump station just south of this site off of Rt 20.

    The coordinates are:

    44°21’20.2″N 111°24’44.3″W

    It’s super popular and usually busy, but we always enjoyed the conversations with other RVers who were waiting.

    There’s a donation box for use. Do your part and throw a few bucks in the box.

    The potable water tasted great!

  25. Interpretation And Review Of Forest Rd 20051
    Dispersed Camping close to Yellowstone.
    This was a great home base off the beaten path to visit Yellowstone.

    We enjoyed several campfires a few of the evenings and are glad we were able to stay for a decent amount of time.

    We would go back to this spot again and again!
    Find this spot on Boondocker’s Bible boondocking locations map here.

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