Hello I wanted to check out Gifford Pinochet national forest for camping on July 4th I'd hate to go out there with my gf, my dogs and my gear not knowing what to expect or have. Their web site is confusing me. Looks like Trail #171 Indian race track is the closest. It's says I'll need a self issue permit that's free that ill get it at the trail head, assuming in the parking lot area. Then when I went into dispersed camping under permit required it says yes. Is this a different permit and if so where do I get it? While hiking the trail and I decide I wanna make camp, do I walk off the trail as far away as possible so no one will bother us (within the regulations of distances from a water source etc)? Can I purchase maps there or will it be easier to buy it on line and print it off? Parking, will there be a issuing permit at the parking lot or will I have to go else where prior to obtain and parking pass or is it just park your car there and unload?