There are a few dispersed campsites at the Isinours Management Unit, along the banks of the Watson Creek. Pitch your tent at this primitive campground to rest up before an adventure in the State Forest. Choose from the nearby trails—Valley Trail and Valley Crest Trail—and head out on your hiking or mountain biking expedition.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports


Natural features you'll find at Isinours Management Unit.

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Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Meg
Meg L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 2nd, 2017

So this was my first time here! I was looking for free camping and solitude. I got both! The first site near the bottom of the trail has a nice view and is nestled among pines. You can see the site from the trail. There are maps at each intersection to help you. The second site is where I stayed. (Fist site I could hear some cows And farm equipment near by, not terrible just not as peaceful) I actually walked right by the second site and had to turn around. The sites are not marked. Just look closely through the trees and you should see a cabin structure. It's awesome! I put my tent in the cabin (which basically has 3 walls) as there was rain one day. Water is only avail near parking lot so fill up well!!! Happy camping!

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Hipcamper Meg
Meg L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 2nd, 2017

Also! Pets are allowed in the state forest! They' just need to be on a 6 ft leash! :)

TrailFire pit and overlookCabin that u can put your tent in or a table Isinours Management Unit
Hipcamper Casey
Casey W.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2017

The further walk-in site is nearly hidden behind a wall of bushed and trees, so this one is best to locate during daylight hours. It's worth the hike!

The view!Good morning! The hike in.
Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest
United States
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43.712° N, 92.06° W
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Tent Only: 2 Sites
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