Hello! I am hoping to camp in the Holly Springs National Forest in a few weeks, as I make my way west to Oklahoma. I talked with the rangers at the National Forest and they confirmed that most all of the Forest is open to dispersed camping, but they were unable to recommend any particular places camp. They did advise that there are a lot of private in-holdings within the Forest boundary, and that I will need to stay on public land. I am unfamiliar with this area and won't be able to come by until the night I wish to camp.
Having done a lot of dispersed camping in other National Forests, I know there are sometimes unofficially-established areas for primitive camping -- which due to their routine use often have good vehicle access, and suitably flat, open camping areas. Can anyone recommend such a spot in (or near) the Holly Springs National Forest, southeast of Memphis? I tend to prefer sites with more solitude but I'm not picky! Anywhere to rest my head on the long road trip would be great.