Welcome to Campnado

Hey, I’m Jake the founder of Campnado.

We’re a platform dedicated to sharing the most honest, accurate dispersed campsite reviews and roundups available online.

We hope what you learn here helps make your next camping trip that much more special!

A Bit More About Me…

Jake and his dog on the Hoh River.

I started dispersed camping in the early 2010s.

Sometime around 2015, I pretty much gave up on traditional camping (too crowded for me) in favor of much more secluded dispersed campsites.

Since then, I’ve traveled and camped all over the American West, on trips ranging from a few days to a few weeks to a few months. My longest camping trip without paying for a campsite was almost three months!

I created Campnado in 2020 to respond to the increased public interest in dispersed camping created by the Covid-19 lockdowns.

Since then, we’ve helped well over half a million dispersed campers learn more about the best type of camping on the planet (in my opinion)!

My Favorite Dispersed Campsites

Dispersed campsite looking out from Edge of the World.

Schnebly Hill and Edge of the World, both near Sedona in Arizona, are two of my favorite dispersed campsites I’ve ever stayed at.

My favorite states to go dispersed camping in are undoubtedly Arizona and Utah, both for the sheer abundance of campsites available (thanks to all the public lands) as well as the absolute beauty of both states.

Closer to home, I love dispersed camping on the Olympic Peninsula and on the Oregon Coast.

Get In Touch

Want to know more about any of the campsites I’ve listed or reviewed on Campnado?

Planning your first dispersed camping trip and feeling a little intimidated?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with your questions for any reason at all.