The U.S. Forest Service has announced a change to the number of days a camper can occupy a single location on National Forest System lands within Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Beginning Jan. 1, the stay limitations on Forest Service lands within Montana will be 16 consecutive days, and the stay limitations within North Dakota and South Dakota will be 14 consecutive days. The current regulations vary across Montana, with some areas allowing 16 days and others 14.
In North Dakota and South Dakota, current stay limits in the Northern Region differ from the stay limits in the Rocky Mountain Region. Under the new regulations, the stay limit will be 14 consecutive days in one location on Forest Service lands throughout both states.
The change will simplify regulations for campers by making consistent camping days across the region, the Forest Service said in a news release.