State trust lands are not public in the normal sense; they are typically lands that have been deeded by the federal govt to the states to be used for various revenue generation purposes. These lands may require permits.
State trust lands are not public in the normal sense; they are typically lands that have been deeded by the federal govt to the states to be used for various revenue generation purposes. These lands typically require permits.
“Recreational camping is limited to no more than 14 days per year. A campsite must be at least ¼ mile from any livestock or wildlife water catchments, tanks, drinkers, etc. Abandoned campsites are to be left clean.”3)
Lands enrolled in the Public Access Program are open to a variety of wildlife-related uses, including hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing. The listings on the following pages provide information regarding allowable uses, site-specific rules and timeframes for use. Most lands are not accessible by vehicle, ATVs, or snowmobiles, and there may be additional restrictions on camping, parking and off-road driving.4)
Sites are typically open “Sept. 1 through the end of February”
Montana state land apparently requires a permit, but fees and conditions are hidden inside the poorly constructed website.
Recreational overnight use of state lands is limited to 16 days in a 30-day period in a designated campground and on unleased or unlicensed lands outside a designated campground unless otherwise allowed by the department.5)
Recreation on state-owned land: With few exceptions, all state-owned land is open for recreational uses. This includes upland properties as well as submerged and submersible lands. For additional information relating to use of state-owned waterways, please see Use of State-Owned Waterways. Recreational uses are considered limited-duration activities of 30 days or less and include: Hunting, Fishing, Swimming, Hiking, Dispersed camping, Sightseeing/photography7)
Washington manages state trust land, state forests, and community forests.8) The state issues Discover passes for vehicles which are displayed when one leaves the vehicle to recreate. $35 as of this writing.