Dispersed camping near So Min CG
On the road into the SM CG, you pass three officially-marked dispersed or 'overflow' areas where free camping (except in fireban time, when $ are collected, prolly to pay for enforcement of no fires [no official CG = no approved fire pits = no fires]) is allowed. Two of the areas are large, cobbled/graveled creekside flats between the creek and road, where bulgemobiles easily fit and have vault toilets. No other services, so they must be obtained in Silverton. Not much shade unless you are lucky enuf to get under the few trees.
The third area is smaller and has some sites suitable for bulgemobiles and a few where egg-sized trailers or tents will fit. It is located between the other two, at the only bridge on the road, on both sides of the Middle Fork of Mineral Creek. No services whatsoever, not even a smooth road ( bent my bumper on a tree root at one spot).
Here's a shot of my current campsite:
Pete in the RatHaus