I would recommend avoiding this small rest stop, unfortunately. It was clearly overrun with campers and unhoused living in their cars, there was trash everywhere, and it’s clearly become a problem for local officials. There is lots of signage limiting different parking spots to 15 mins, 1 hour, 4 hours, and 8 hours, with “no camping” signs. Unfortunately, people have been taking advantage of this place, not quietly and unobtrusively staying no longer than 8 hours, and it is an example of why good boondocking sites get shut down. The place was packed when we arrived at about 10:30 pm. There were unhoused hoarders with hammocks and grills set up, a guy sleeping in a bag on the lawn with his barking dog, and the cops had to come and roust people. Too bad.

Blog: fettke.kimi

Place: Dismal Nitch Rest Area

Visited: August 4th, 2021

Location: 46.24921, -123.86066


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