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Parks Canada historic site. Waterfront. Everybody can stay overnight for free. 5,252.12mi View  |  Edit
I found this area when I was on a motorcycle camping trip and Pawtuckaway state park was full. its down a dirt road on top of a hill. Camp fire is in the corner next to an old stone wall. I'm not sure if this is private land but it is secluded with no houses around and I had no problems, on a map its next to Woodman marsh wildlife management area. The site is on woodman rd, if you come from the lower deerfield rd side the road is suitable for just about any car, if you come from the coffeehouse rd side you might need 4x4 because of some puddles and rocks (I went this way and got my bike around the puddles). both roads are off of rt 43 and lower deerfield rd turns into woodman where the site is located. coming from deerfield rd there is a pond and marked hiking trail at the start of woodman, go up the small hill and to your right is a small open field, turn into the field and you will see a little "nook" where there is a small fire place. 5,284.2mi View  |  Edit
In front of the Ste-Anne-De-Beaupre Shrine, near the river 5,334.82mi View  |  Edit
Parking area for hikers in the Hogback Mt. Conservation Area on Rt. 9 east of Wilmington, Vt. We spent a comfortable night there in 34' 5th wheel. Some traffic noise but pretty location, and at a trail head. 5,354.39mi View  |  Edit
Campground is up fire Road 71 to the west of Wilmington Vermont on route nine at base of hill on right or down to about the base of the hill on your left after passing route eight traveling from the east on route nine. The campground is approximately 6 1/2 miles in. There is a left hand turn after you've crossed the third bridge at that intersection there will be a sign on your right pointing left that says old air field campground. There are two modern pit toilets at the campground + it's open all year round, but it's quite minimal, No electric hook ups, no picnic tables just rock lined fire pits. Must burn local would do to possible invasive beetle problem. There is wood available for sale back east to the intersection by turning left and then the wood Place is up on the right just as you're rounding a corner. There is also a spring water available up the same road towards Somerset reservoir. The campground is for use up to two weeks at a time. And can fit RV of up to 32 feet possibly a little more. 5,370.02mi View  |  Edit
free campground one thousand site belong to "Le geant du motorise" a big motorhome dealer everybody is welcome nice spot to visit Saguenay and Lac St-Jean 5,378.35mi View  |  Edit
Behind the Cap-De-La-Madeleine Shrine, near the river 5,396.73mi View  |  Edit
Walmart parking lot - as always, check with management 5,404.41mi View  |  Edit
This is the driveway loop in front of my house. So yes, I am 100%confident is legal and free! I live near a wildlife area, a few ski/water parks, a few state forests,and the Appalachian Trail isn't far off either. Please contact me at dgeorg42@gmail.com if you are looking to come by. 5,425.45mi View  |  Edit
Approximate address: Northwoods Club Rd, Minerva NY 12857 Name: Huntley Pond Description: Small public camping spot for car or tent. It has been a number of years since I camped there, but there were a few fire places and picnic tables. There is a trail around the Pond that goes to the Hudson River across from Blue Ledge. Good fishing in the river, fair in the Pond. I was visited by a black bear while in my tent, but it ran when I shouted at it. 5,437.63mi View  |  Edit
Approximate address: Chain Lakes Rd, Indian Lake NY 12842 Name: Sand Pit On Roadside Near Public Swimming Beach Description: There may also be a parking spot near the junction of the Indian river and the Hudson River. There is a flat area that was the site of a lumber camp in the 1920s. This area recently became state land and part of the Adirondack Park along with the Fulton Chain Lakes. 5,442.98mi View  |  Edit
North Lake, NY Western Adirondack lake State land that allows camping free at established sites along the shore of North Lake. Various site sizes from small to a big lot that can handle any size. Some spots on the road along the lake are narrow and you can get some tree branches scraping the rig a little but not too much. I know it's free. I've been there. There is no office or buildings of any kind. Great musky fishing! 5,474.46mi View  |  Edit
Approximate address: N Lake Rd, Ohio NY 13338 Name: North Lake Rd. Description: Short rough road to small parking area near shore of pond. Good fishing in nearby Black River. 5,476.87mi View  |  Edit
Near Emerald Isle NC on the White Oak River. Long Point Landing. Enter from Highway 58 at brown sign FR120 between Maysville and Swansboro N 34.822 W 77.15. Three tent sites with pit toilet. Sites are very close together. good spot for kayaking and canoes. People sometimes fish there so may be crowded. Hard to get a spot in the summer. Narrow dirt road so no large vehicles. Camping also available at Haywood Landing which you access off of this same road then FR146 but better suited for vehicle camping. Also, lots of traffic at the boat launch. Same narrow dirt road. USDA-Forest Service, Croatan National Forest 5,498.96mi View  |  Edit
This parking lot is used by truckers & is for short stays only, less than a week, & is close to many restaurants, grocery stores & auto service centres. No services available. At the junction of Provincial Highway 401 & Highway 29. 5,524.74mi View  |  Edit
The location on the street is 5810 River Rd Renfrew, Ontario Canada. There is only a garbage can there. This is the street view: https://www.google.ca/maps/@45.5505858,-76.6684589,3a,75y,27.28h,82.06t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1spbH9BwnZea6jboWNiZH7Iw!2e0?hl=en 5,582.47mi View  |  Edit
Privately owned land located in the sand hills of North Carolina. the campground is located 12 miles east of I-95/Fayetteville. The land is being turned into a 55 site campground still under construction. 16 campsites are available for dry camping. Water and dump pipe are available (using honey wagon). Since we are not in business we ask you call ahead to verify availability at 910-486-0085. You can also find us on Facebook at "Cedar Creek Campground at Elease". 5,590.81mi View  |  Edit
Privately owned land being turned into a campground in owners spare time. 16 campsites are cleared but dry camping only as of jan. 2015. Water and dump station are available. Call owner for availability at 910-486-0085. Ask for Mike. Campground is located 12 miles west of I-95 on 17 secluded acres. 5,590.83mi View  |  Edit
5-6 campsites along river, gravel road, easily accessible. some highway noise. a few homes across the river but nobody bothers you. 5,601.01mi View  |  Edit
Birkhead Mountains Wilderness in Uwharrie National Forest (USFS) has multiple trail heads, and this one off of Lassiter Mill Road is far less used than the "nicer" one closer to NC 49. As long as you're 300 feet away from the trail head, or 100 feet off of any marked trail, you can camp without being bothered. Even on busy days, the trails at this end are very sparse in terms of users. The entry road is a little rough, so I wouldn't recommend trying to drive anything too large to the trail head. I have personally driven a sports car into there many times, so it's not that bad, just a decent uphill grade. 5,660.84mi View  |  Edit
FREE Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061-9118 Tel: 803-776-4396 Getting there: From Charlotte (Approx. 110 miles) Take Interstate 77 South for approximately 95 miles to Exit 5. Follow directions below from I 77, Exit 5. From Interstate 77, Exit 5 At Exit 5 turn off onto SC Hwy 48 East (Bluff Rd.), following the brown and white Congaree National Park directional signs. Travel southeast approximately fourteen miles on SC Hwy 48 (Bluff Rd.) toward Gadsden and turn right onto Mt. View Rd. Follow Mt. View Rd. for 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Old Bluff Rd. and travel 0.6 miles. At the large park entrance sign, turn left onto the park entrance road and proceed one mile to the Harry Hampton Visitor Center. Parking lots will be on the right. Watch for Bluff Road, it veers to the right and can be missed. Congaree National Forest is about 20 miles from the Capital (Columbia SC) Primitive camping is free and allowed in the park by permit only. Permits may be obtained at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (and until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during Daylight Savings Time). State or government issued identification is needed to obtain a camping permit. Permits are available on a first come first served basis on the day of your stay. Maximum length of stay is 14 consecutive days and no more than 28 days in any 6 month period. Restrooms at the Harry Hampton Visitor portables toilets are available at the After Hours Campground. Potable water is available from the spigot on the south side of the Harry Hampton Visitor Center. Please ask a ranger for the spigot key. Fires are permitted in designated fire rings only. No campfires are permitted in the backcountry. External wood sources are prohibited from entering the park. Only dead and down wood found within the park may be used. Glass bottles and kegs are prohibited in the park. You may camp in your car, pop-up trailer, or RV with a valid camping permit. The After Hours Campground is located beside the After Hours parking lot. There are 8 sites. Each site is limited to 8 campers. Portable toilets are available. Congaree National Park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 5,698.9mi View  |  Edit
When I mapped the coordinates and it gave me a location about 20 miles from where the site is. Driving there: go to the little town of Tillman, SC then head west from the gas station down the 2 lane hwy. maybe 8 mils or so you will see a road going off to the left with a sign saying boat launch. At the end of that road is the campground. Enjoy UPDATE: June 1, 2010. Campsite is still intact and functional. Overall quality of the campsite is moderately poor. The local police came by a few times and did not seem to be bothered that we were camping there. Do not go to this campsite if you get bothered by bugs easy. COORDINATES ARE NOT CORRECT - campsite is at the end of State Rd. S-27-201 Note: Site admin has updated the coordinates to 32.485082, -81.217679. 5,713.39mi View  |  Edit
My Farm, NW Pa. Half way between Erie and Pittsburgh. If you are passing through and need to over night or a day or two call 814-673-8460 and ask. Can supply water and possibly a hot shower. 5,716.08mi View  |  Edit
Local camping spot about 1 mile from the mountaineer casino on top of a gas right off way. 4wd required or camp in the grass in the bottom all the way back away from the road. This area is the beginning of Several hundred acres owned by the casino and used buy locals (including me) for dirtbike riding for over 40 years Couple fire rings at the top of the hill and spots cleared out in the woods. Looking at a satellite image you can't miss it. Also a completely free Ice cold mountain spring with pipe for filling jugs that's always running is 1 mile south of the casino long rt2. Look for a small dirt road that makes a circle on the left going south. People come from miles away to get drinking water.. Sometimes there's cars lined up waiting in line. Tomlinson run state park is just a few miles away with great hiking and a nice lake. 5,734.04mi View  |  Edit
Trailhead parking area at end of dirt road used mostly by climbers. Rangers won't bother you for any reason. Large area south end for tents. Water is available at Outward Bound right near the parking area. N 35.8836 W 81.8843 5,770.93mi View  |  Edit
Osceola National Forest USFS - near Lake City, FL - tons of boondocking possibilities for vehicles of all sizes. Completely flat, the area is riddled with roads, and some aren't on any maps. Easy to find very private sites. Heavily used by hunters in the winter. Easy to get lost! Be sure to use a map/GPS. Fires are likely prohibited due to high fire danger. Close to I-10 and I-75 junction in Florida. When the water is up, sometimes finding camping can be more difficult though. This site was better during high water. 5,774.72mi View  |  Edit
Osceola National Forest USFS - near Lake City, FL - tons of boondocking possibilities for vehicles of all sizes. Completely flat, the area is riddled with roads, and some aren't on any maps. Easy to find very private sites. Heavily used by hunters in the winter. Easy to get lost! Be sure to use a map/GPS. Fires are likely prohibited due to high fire danger. Close to I-10 and I-75 junction in Florida. This particular location was off of a unmarked unmapped 4wd road and is hardly a pulloff (but there wasn't any traffic either!) Not a good site during high water. 5,775.07mi View  |  Edit
Old reclaimed strip mines. With many, many small lakes and ponds you can camp right next to the water. It is soo large and very few use this beautiful place. No guns or alcohol allowed. They provide very large half round pieces of firewood for free. 5,784.14mi View  |  Edit
Cherokee National Forest USFS near Elizabethton, TN off of Panhandle Rd, flat parking spot in a pushoff just off of Panhandle Rd. Privacy behind parking spot, but road lies in front of the pushoff. Road sees light use (1 car every 20-40 min) as a forest service road. I accessed it off of TN 91 north east of Elizabethton. There was no road sign for Panhandle Rd as the road was under construction. 5,785.69mi View  |  Edit
Wildcat Forest Service road USFS 26, outside Moccasin Creek State Park in Georgia. If memory serves, not accessible to RVs or large trailers. 5,864.71mi View  |  Edit
Access road to the Fontana Lake Dam (Dirt road right next to small waterfall). Drive a mile up on the road (stop right before the road gate). Awesome place for a night on the middle of the woods. 5,878.38mi View  |  Edit
AT hiking nearby, Cooper/Hightower rds, pulloff near a rock that drips during wet weather. 5,889.13mi View  |  Edit
Chatahoochee National Forest, off of FS 80, camp spot w tent pad. Near Camp Wasegah and Camp Merril I think. Inbetween and North of a line between Dahlonegah and Amicalola State Park. 5,889.32mi View  |  Edit
Approximate address: Suches GA 30572 Name: Description: Small pull off to site with fire ring small space for tent. 5,889.38mi View  |  Edit
AT hiking nerby, Cooper/Hightower/Knob Pulloff, 4wd rd beyond to private knob camping spot 5,889.49mi View  |  Edit
AT crosses right near this free campspot near Cooper/Hightower and Horse Gap. There is a pulloff w/fire ring. 5,890.14mi View  |  Edit
Cooper/Hightower/Camping spot. North Georgia Mountains near AT, Springer Mtn, Three Forks. Huge camping area, loop rd pulloff. 5,890.71mi View  |  Edit
This small campground is located in Cherokee National Forest just northeast of Benton TN. Site number one is usually spoken for but there are 7 others to choose from. There is about a mile between most sites. Traffic was minimal. I saw about 6 cars in the 2 days I was there. Also there is a modern campground a couple miles away where I was able to shower and replenish my water supply. Some sites are more secluced than others, some have pullthrus others don't. The site I stayed at (two) was against a river and a creek. Directions: Take US 441 north from Benton TN for about 8 miles then turn right on Spring Creek Rd. It runs along the Hiwassee River to the right. At about 1.75 miles the road sharply curves to the left into Gee Creek Rd 2. There will be another left curve just before site one. The camping is unmarked other than site numbers. 5,914.71mi View  |  Edit
Hickey Gap Campground Chattahoochee National Forest 5,923.48mi View  |  Edit
One possible two nights in my driveway. Very rural 20 acres to roam. Coordinates listed are for nearest town. Paved state highway. Any size RV, tents welcome. No sleeping in cars. NO facilities available. Well behaved quiet pets welcome. This is a quiet,safe place to park in your travels. You MUST contact me at least 24 hrs ahead of time for availability and directions. Email to somewhereinusa@earthlink.net with boondocking.org in the subject line. Or text to 260 224 4320 5,995.21mi View  |  Edit
Blackwater State Forest Campsite - not very level, near a great walk-in river tent site. Off of a sand road near Blackwater River State Park, Milton, FL. 6,038.52mi View  |  Edit
Rural, country, rustic, primitive, abandoned buildings/houses, neglected property. No facilities. Donations accepted if allowed in order to develop campground. 5963 Hillandale 5997 Hillandale Sodus, MI 49126 call: 2six9 3six3 86six6 2six9 5one9 for099 for verification/permission 11acres much wooded. aricstreet @ hot mail. Com township ordnance cordinator (David Dent) may whine if notices frequent or vehicles visible from road. 6,041.37mi View  |  Edit
Meriwether Lewis Camp Site: Milepost 385.9 on the Natchez Trace Parkway. This is a free 32-site NPS campground with a pioneer cemetery, picnic tables, ranger station, exhibits, restrooms, and trails. The site is wooded with RV pull throughs and back-ins, but there are no hookups or dump stations. Clay soil gets muddy when it rains. Maximum continuous stay is 14 days. Southwest from Columbia, TN, on US 412, then south on the Trace from US 412; or north on the Trace from TN 20 between Howenwald and Summertown, TN. As a courtesy, check in with the campground host. Other free camp sites are Jeff Busby at milepost 193.1 and Rocky Springs at milepost 54.8. More infomation at: http://www.nps.gov/natr. 6,082mi View  |  Edit
NPS Natchez Trace Parkway totally free, hiking trail to top of Little Mountain, a great place to stay for one night or several days busy in the spring and late fall with snow birds passing through no electrical hook ups, Mile Marker 194, nearest town Eupora to the north and Ackerman to the aouth 6,183.05mi View  |  Edit
The location is the lobby of the Wabash Avenue Post Office. This is a legitimate place to crash, as the homeless guy who stays there when we shared the place says he's been there for years. There's plenty of parking and it's well lit. It's to the south of Hardee's on the map. There's no toilets, water or electrical use, but there's heat in the winter and A/C in the summer! The 24-hour fitness place next door might let you use their facilities. Good place to throw down a sleeping bag in a pinch! 6,208.43mi View  |  Edit
Superior National Forest Campsite near Grand Marias and Boundary Waters Canoe Area MN (Minnesota) 6,235.94mi View  |  Edit
Pat Bayle State Forest in Minnesota at Eagle Mountain Trailhead, not sure if legal, near Grand Marais, MN. 6,250.53mi View  |  Edit
Lindsay Mtn Trailhead near Bell Mtn Wilderness. 6,270.73mi View  |  Edit
City of Silver Bay MN offers a municipal dump station and RV parking area adjacent to a public scenic overlook. There is a donation box but no charge to use the dump station or designated RV parking area. The area is quiet and unlit and located within easy walking distance of the city which offers a nice shopping center, public library with free wifi, 2 service stations etc. Located less than 1 mile off Hwy 61 in downtown Silver Bay, follow the signs for the RV dump station. 6,284.83mi View  |  Edit
Little Scotia Campground The campground and picnic area have been closed and abandoned. But that doesn't mean you can't stay there! No facilities, but the campsites are still marked, the street is paved. A little hard to find because the signs have been removed, but if you get here, it's a great secluded spot. 6,298.2mi View  |  Edit
City of Wabasha MN has posted 72 Hour parking for no charge. Across from Schells Super Value at 221 Hiawatha Dr W 55981 Just off Hwy 61, this is a large flat secure place to park for up to 3 days at no charge. Wabasha also has a City campground(fee) which may offer dump station for a small fee. Wabasha is Minnesota's oldest river town with great shopping and dining nearby (walkable). 6,325.91mi View  |  Edit
Sherburne Wildlife Management Area. Tent and R/V camping are free, at the southern campsite in the WMA with a self clearing permit that can be obtained at any of the area's Information Centers (an Information Center is located at the campsite). The site is secluded though you may a couple of neighbors during peak hunting and fishing seasons. A few of the WMA's activities include camping, hiking, sightseeing, boating, horseback riding trails and ATV trails. With proper license hunting, trapping and fishing is possible. The site is down a dirt road and over the top of a levee so access to the site may be difficult if the weather is or has been bad (this is a Louisiana swamp), 4wd vehicle may be needed. From I-10 take the Whiskey Bay Exit on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. Head north on 975 for approximately 9 miles. 6,328.31mi View  |  Edit
St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, not sure if legal, near Rush City and Harris MN (Minnesota). 6,364.23mi View  |  Edit
Camping near International Falls, MN (Minnesota) near Voyageurs National Park 6,373.28mi View  |  Edit
Mall Of America. In the North Parking Lot they allow free overnight stays. Bathrooms inside during normal business hours. 6,384.15mi View  |  Edit
I am local and have camped at the trailheads(there are three) and in the over 12,000 acres of Hercules Glades. You can only access the wilderness area itself by horse or foot, but the camping at the trailhead is fine and FREE. Two of the trailheads(at the lookout tower and coy bald) have picnic tables and fire rings, one(Blair Ridge Road) is just a place to park(3 maybe 4 vehicles)but around it there is PLENTY of room to set up and camp. I would NOT try to get an RV to coy bald, but the lookout tower trailhead is used by horse trailers and is a short gravel road off Hwy 125. For full info including downloadable PDF go to http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mtnf/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=21754&actid=51. HAPPY CAMPING!!! 6,385.04mi View  |  Edit
City of Burnsville MN allows overnight RV parking across from it's City Hall located at 100 Civic Center Drive. Park in the large lot adjacent to the ICE CENTER. There is a free dump station at nearby Lakeville MN at 18400 Ipava Ave. Nearby Crystal Beach in Burnsville is open until 10PM and has restrooms and outside showers (free). 6,385.52mi View  |  Edit
Stover Park/Legion Dr in Stover, MO. This is a little city park. Should be accessible to all vehicle types. I stopped here for a break while driving through the Missouri and noticed a sign that read: 3 day limit. You should check with locals, but I think this means free camping. If you discover otherwise, please update this entry. 6,387.45mi View  |  Edit
Ouachita National Forest, Kiamichi Ranger District, 6 miles east of Big Cedar, OK (junction of US 259 and OK 63) on OK 63. Turn left onto NF 6032. There a several places to pull in and park a car (even a small RV), between the road and the Kiamichi River. The river is always running so you could filter water. It's also very scenic. Haven't camped here myself but parked here for backpacking. Nearest town with amenities is Mena, AR, another 20 miles east. 6,483.63mi View  |  Edit
Pashubbe Trailhead at the end of NF 6032 2.85 miles from U.S. 259 in the Ouachita National Forest, Kiamichi Ranger District. Site at the end of the road contains several places to park car(s) and place tent(s). There are several fire rings and although large the 2 times we've camped there, we had it to ourselves. The Ouachita Trail passes through as well. Before the end of the road are several places to park RVs as well. The 2nd time we were there, there were a few but were gone in the morning before we were. Nearest cities with amenities are Mena, AR and Talihina, OK. 6,486.93mi View  |  Edit
Atchison Co, fishing lake. have camped here many times. has a hydrant at the entrance for potable water. signs say for vehicles to stay off the grass but have some parking along roadways. and as long as folks are not leaving ruts i have not seen it enforced by rangers 6,500.68mi View  |  Edit
Atchison Co. lake nice quite place out of the way. we always took water with us so im not sure if there is access to potable water here or not. 6,515.07mi View  |  Edit
This area is part of the Davy Crockett National Forest, managed jointly with the State of Texas, as a Texas Wildlife Management Area. There are oodles of b'docking spots here. You'll absolutely love it, unless you make the mistake of trying to camp during hunting season... Level of confidence: extremely high. See: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/wma/find_a_wma/list/?id=25&activity=camping 02/28/2012 - UPDATE - We just passed through and found just about all of Davy Crockett closed due to storm damage from last April (2011). Because of this we found Angelina National Forest pay sites open for free. 6,519.11mi View  |  Edit
USFS. This is the Neches Bluff Overlook area just off of highway 21 in Davy Crockett National Forest. It is the Northern trailhead for the 20 mile 4C trail, which ends in Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area on highway 7. Ratcliff is a paid recreation area, but this northern site is completely free for camping and day use and includes at least one geocache. There's a decent view of the Neches River bottom from a platform near the restroom. This area is also very popular with hunters during deer season, so be aware if you're not there to hunt at that time. Some nearby towns are Crockett, Lufkin, and Ratcliff, where the Ranger Station is located. 6,529.41mi View  |  Edit
Fish Hawk Point on Lake Hawkins. Directions: West of Hawkins on US 80 turn right (North) on County Road 3440. Follow CR 3440 along the West side of the lake for several miles until you reach a public boat ramp next to a small Italian Restuarant. To the right just before the restuarant turn into Fish Hawk Point. This park has no sign but does have two signs, one stating "tents only" and the other indicating a public restroom. The road follows the ridge of a penninsula. It is a little steep but many tent locations are available. The bathroom (men's and women's) have flush toilets nut no sinks. The men's bathroom has a faucet on the supply to the toilet. This is an unsupervised coounty park. The bathrooms were dated but clean because the county has someone come out once or twice a week to pick up trash and keep the bathrooms presentable. The lake has really clean water and a couple of areas to swim with sandy bottoms. The road ends in a circle and the park gets a lot of traffic all night long. Probably beer drinking and whoopie. This would be a good stop if you were traveling between Dallas and Shreveport. It is not far off of US 80 (the old highway between Dallas and Shreveport before Interstate Highways) and can be reached in Terrel and Longview. If you are in a hurry don't bother. 6,531.07mi View  |  Edit
US 271, just north of Arthur City (near Texas-Oklahoma line). TXDOT rest area. 36 hour limit - no "structures". Small rest area with picnic tables. No water or toilets. Watch for it or you will miss it. Busy divided highway! 6,541.45mi View  |  Edit
Sam Houston National Forest. Multiple spots along Kelly's Pond Road. Free for up to 14 days. $5/day fee to use surrounding trails. Trail information at end of road. I-45 to FM1375W. Cross Lake Conroe. Look for sharp left on 204. Kelly's Pond Rd ahead on right. Camped here 2/28/15. Good road condition. VW Jetta handled it no problem. Others camping in pulloffs along road too. 6,562.5mi View  |  Edit
Pot 1 state park camped there a few times over the years good fishing 6,567.08mi View  |  Edit
Pot 2 state lake normally quite place. last there ranger no longer lived on park property think sheriff patrolled 6,574.83mi View  |  Edit
Carnahan Creek park, out in the open very few trees. trails along lake. no potable water last i was there. 6,579.54mi View  |  Edit
Marindalh Lake has three small areas for disperse camping on the west side of the lake. There is a boat ramp and a pit toilet, and no other services. You turn east off of 446th ave onto 300th street which is a gravel road, then right (south) on 447th ave. Don't let the avenue and street names fool you - this is extremely rural. We stayed the night of July 30th, 2016 after being unable to find a state camp ground with a vacancy. This was a great find and much better than an organized campground. There are places to pitch a tent but no fires. Camping is free. We stayed here in a class B motorhome. Take a look at the satellite view, and the other drive in site north on 447th. Bring a fishing pole too! 6,591.73mi View  |  Edit
"The Slab" at Boca Chica State Park East of Brownsville, TX, on route 4, 1/2 mile to Gulf of Mexico. Free camping, swimming, and fishing. No services! LAN at air port. A large concrete slab and two palm trees left by the hurricanes. Road noise from route 4. Safe, as Border Patrol comes often. Free camping also on 6 miles of beach for experienced sand drivers. 6,669.43mi View  |  Edit
Pierre Natl Grasslands. I believe there are various area in here where you can free camp. No campgrounds though. This one is by a pond at Richland Dam. This is one of the areas specifically designated as ok to camp on their map (as of when we were here on 09/10). Nice spot if your willing to travel down a few dirt roads. This is boondocking. Only amenity I saw was a porta potty some distance away. 6,740.45mi View  |  Edit
Hidden Valley RV Park is a pay RV Park with a few sites on the parks edge for free, one night stays for RV's only, no tents. There are no facilities included so you must be self contained. Quiet and secure location. Must call in advance and arrive before 6pm in most cases. Sites not available after heavy rains since they are in a field. Only 15 minutes to downtown San Antonio. Access on a very decent gravel road (Campground Road) 210-623-6737 http://hiddenvalleyrvpark.com info@hiddenvalleyrvpark.com 6,744.61mi View  |  Edit
Black Kettle National Grassland at Dead Indian Lake. A beautiful spot with about a dozen camp sites. A few of which have full sun all day and great access to the lake. The others, closer to the entrance, are very well shaded with great hammock spots. Both locations have large, flat, grassy areas perfect to pitch a tent, with restrooms close by. Free, legal, and public year around with a 14 day limit on all stays. 6,769.7mi View  |  Edit
On the shore of Merritt Reservoir. Samuel R. McKelvie National forest, "trading post" within 5 miles. 4x4 helpful but not required. Good fishing. Free camping, no registration, pack in and pack out, no garbage cans. About 25 miles from town of Valentine Ne. (hospital and full services) BESSEY RANGER DISTRICT, NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST & SAMUEL R. McKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST & CHARLES E. BESSEY TREE NURSERY District Ranger: Terry T. Baker Nursery Manager: Richard Gilbert Bessey Ranger District Office PO Box 39 Halsey, NE 69142 308-533-2257 Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30-5:00 CT 6,778.28mi View  |  Edit
Falcon Heights County Park Has hot shower some sites have grills, some have picnic tables has water to each site, no sewer hookups, no electricity electricity available in Pavillion for charging electronics No limit on length of stay, sites mwed once a year, campers must keep site cut 6,789.37mi View  |  Edit
US 83/84, 6 miles south of Abilene TXDOT Rest area. 36 hour limit - cannot erect "structures" (tents). Busy highway 6,795.15mi View  |  Edit
Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge South Dakota, Martin South Dakota is probably the closest town. In the middle of farmland if I recall. Not great. 6,810.49mi View  |  Edit
Buffalo Gap National Grassland, South Dakota, near Badlands National Park. 6,848.82mi View  |  Edit
Very nice camping spot located in the Cimarron National Grasslands, KS. Easily accessible any time of the year. Camping allowed most anywhere throughout park. This campsite is in a small basin, which shelters you somewhat from the winds. 6,873.82mi View  |  Edit
Only free sites at Angostura state park. The other two hundred sites charge $18.00 a day plus entrance fee. The free sites are located on the WEST side of Angostura lake. Go approximately five miles south of Hot Springs, SD on Hwy 71. Turn left on Sheps canyon road (gravel), go approximately four miles, turn RIGHT just past the trailer court and proceed approximately three miles. There are around four sites. They are typically used on the weekend by walleye fisherman who may be noisy late at night. I have never seen all the spaces taken on a weekday. The sites are very close to the lake. Pit toilet. Primitive. Boat dock. These are not graded sites so it may take a while to level the vehicle. Okay for motor homes but a full size bus might be too big. Fishing, swimming, and boat dock. Nearest store is in Hot Springs. Fairly secluded sites for being near a fishing, swimming, skiing, and recreational lake. I verified with State Game Fish & Parks on 11/9/12 that these sites were still free. During dry summers no fires are allowed. 6,899.21mi View  |  Edit
High clearance, 4wd (some mud), short vehicle reccomended. Cow patties, some highway noise, but not bad. Easy access to wind cave, south of US385. Road name is FS 324.1D. According to our maps, road ends at private property, but we didn't follow it this far. 6,900.87mi View  |  Edit
Black Hills National Forest South Dakota, not far from Hot Springs (more like "tepid waters") South Dakota. I don't remember this site, but I did mark it as roadside. 6,902.73mi View  |  Edit
Black Hills National Forest, not too far from Custer South Dakota in the heart of the Black Hills. Watch out for free roaming cows! 6,905.11mi View  |  Edit
Very nice camping spot. Easy access on narrow but well maintained road (I think it was FS832?). Gorgeous view of surrounding hills and creek below. Near Hulett and Devils Tower. Cows! 6,929.41mi View  |  Edit
Black Hills National Forest in Wyoming. Not too far from Sundance Wyoming (WY) and Devils Tower National Monument (NPS). 6,934mi View  |  Edit
Pike National Forest USFS Rampart Range Rd. We parked at this pulloff overnight in the winter (down to 10 degrees!). There may be different regulations in the summer. If memory serves, there was a pit toilet. staging / parking for OHV area at hwy 67 and rampart range rd. OHV riding area south.... with lots of camping. rampart range road south closes in winter. open to street legal vehicles in summer. comment from email: I would only add that, at least in June the private parking spaces get filled quickly and that there is a lot of OHV traffic into the evening. Continuing on down 67 and taking a right provides a quitter setting along the South and North Platte River. I would say the latter is more scenic and you can open your doors with a view of the river with a mountain behind. You can also access the Colorado trail from that road. 7,028.46mi View  |  Edit
Near Woodland Park just off Rampart Range Rd, not far from Pikes Peak and Colorado springs. 7,029.12mi View  |  Edit
This is actually a campground owned by the Denver Water. The name of the reservoir is Gross Reservoir. Just Google and you get the directions to these campgrounds. It states to use a four-wheel-drive however I have an old van and I make it just fine. Most places are flat and very nice campgrounds you have a fire ring and I believe a table. 7,030.07mi View  |  Edit
Roosevelt National Forest USFS. VERY SMALL. But nice view. Difficult to get your vehicle flat. Veer left at the fork in CR-47 (Larimer County) and it takes you up to a parking area. Jeep road heads north and south from parking area. Head south, and pull off is on your right. Site has little privacy from the jeep road / parking area. Definitely not for RVs. 4wd recommended. If you have a very good 4wd vehicle, you might be able to camp nearby further South (or North) off of the 4wd road. You *might* be able to find another spot closer to the gravel. Great for accessing Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Off of CR 47 (Larimer County). 7,034.77mi View  |  Edit
TX 188, on the way from Alpine, TX to Big Bend National Park. About 7 miles north of Elephant Mountain State Wildlife Management Area (which charges for camping). Picnic spot area that allows overnight parking, but no "structures" are allowed (tents?). Texas allows overnight stays (36 hours if memory serves). Of course, many of their picnic/rest areas have no toilets and this one was no exception. Accessible to most vehicle types. 7,035.66mi View  |  Edit
Small little campsite on National Forest land on Crown Point Road towards the Brown Lake and Zimmerman Lake trailheads. Has a running stream next it to, and is only really suitable for short term camping. Fire ring, but no readily available firewood supply. There are a few campsites just off this side road. Be careful in this vicinity to honor private land marking. Free camping along Pingree Park road is pretty much nil, as it's posted you must camp 1/4 mile from the "highway." Lots of ranger activity, so camp conservatively to avoid tickets. Have traveled passed this campsite several times, and it's usually in use. Small RV's would work, but not suitable for longer monsters. Very comfortable for a VW Westfalia, you could probably fit 3. Doesn't need to be 4wd as the access roads are well maintained. 7,035.92mi View  |  Edit
TX 188, on the way from Alpine, TX to Big Bend National Park. Near Elephant Mountain State Wildlife Management Area (which charges for camping). Nice picnic spot area that allows overnight parking, but no "structures" are allowed (tents?). Texas allows overnight stays (36 hours if memory serves). Of course, many of their picnic/rest areas have no toilets and this one was no exception. Accessible to most vehicle types. Note: While camping there, I did have a cop pull into the picnic grounds, shine a bright light on my vehicle, and then, after seeing movement in the vehicle, leave... probably just making sure the vehicle wasn't abandoned. 7,035.92mi View  |  Edit
Texas Hwy TX 17. This is a nice picnic area pulloff just outside of Davis Mtns. There is a bit of traffic on TX 17, and you are VERY close to the highway. Not for light sleepers. Texas allows overnight stays (36 hours if memory serves), but no "structures" are allowed (tents?). Of course, many of their picnic/rest areas have no toilets and this one was no exception. Accessible to most vehicle types. NOTE: This is a local party spot. The area is trashed. When we stayed there, three trucks pulled up and were apprently upset that we had parked in "their" party spot, honking their horns as they drove off. 7,051.4mi View  |  Edit
1st St, Kaycee, WY 82639, USA Town park. Has a donation box. 5 day limit. A little unkempt but easy in and out. Estimate 2 acres. Close to a general store, bars, and a restaurant. Lots of local history. The 'Invasion'. Butch Cassidy and friends. 7,051.53mi View  |  Edit
Arapaho NRA campsite, in the national forest?? 7,055.63mi View  |  Edit
Antero Reservoir State Wildlife Area. 60 Primitive Campsites right on the water. Pit Toilets, trash cans, fire rings. RV friendly. Great fishing and boating. 5 miles SW of Hartsel, CO on Hwy 24. CR 78 leads to the campsites (bear left at split). (Lat and Long coordinates are of where CR78 hits hwy 24) 7,060.24mi View  |  Edit
Texas Hwy TX 166, West of Fort Davis and Davis Mountains State Park. Looked like a nice rest area for boondocking, but I did not stay here. Most Texas Picnic areas allow overnight parking, but no "structures" are allowed (tents?). Texas allows overnight stays (36 hours if memory serves). Accessible to most vehicle types. 7,060.91mi View  |  Edit
Located approximately 62kms east of the Alberta Saskatchewan border this former campground from the 70's is on the TransCanada Hwy at turn off for the town of Piapot. It is 24 kms from the next gas station in either direction. There are 9 treed acres with many excellent level spots to camp on. Either tents or RV's can be accommodated and access is easy for vehicles of any type. Many truckers rest in the front of the property and campers head to the rear. There is a plan for this old campground to be revitalized for campers to stay for the whole summer. Currently we have clean porta potties and we haul potable water that is available at one location. Services will be added in the future but there will always be free spots for short term campers and travelers. See our website at www.chuckwagonexpress.com We operate a large concession trailer serving hearty Angus burgers, hand cut fries and ice cream from May to Oct. The location is perfect for exploring South West Saskatchewan including the famous Cypress Hills. 7,063.94mi View  |  Edit
Near Carlsbad, NM and Carlsbad Caverns National Park, BLM, two camping spots near the Park Ranch Cave Complex, two designated free campsites with fire rings. To access, look for dirt road heading East off US 62 near mile marker 10. Upon heading over cattle grate, head North to a gate (closed last I checked). Pass through gate (close behind you), then head East along the fence. The road will leave the fence and eventually you'll see two fenced in areas where the caves are. Look for the two campsites/fire rings nearby. High clearance recommended. There may be cows in the area. Common BLM practice: if gate was closed, keep it closed. If it was open, keep it open. 7,066.75mi View  |  Edit
close to Jefferson lake, the nearest town is Jefferson, it is in pike national forest, the camping is 100% free, u have to pay to get into the lake, it isnt rv friendly, 4 wheel drive vehicles not needed but advised, there is areas for u to go 4 wheel driving 7,068mi View  |  Edit
4wd accessible. I pulled my popup to this site, but while I didn't need 4wd, I would not recommend a 2wd vehicle, in case it got sloppy. Only one spot, at end of a Forest Service Road spur. Next to a meadow. We didn't see any large animals, but did find bear scratching on tree stumps when we hiked around. Look at this location on a satellite image, and see how to get here from Jefferson, CO. GoogleEarth says CR 54. Take it west, past the Jeffereson Lake camping turnoff. At "Y", bear right. You'll eventually pass another FS campground. About .65 mile after that campground, on a right hairpin turn, go left onto Forest Service Road 136. As I said, best to look at a satellite image. If in GoogleEarth, make a route, and save to your GPS. 7,070.34mi View  |  Edit
Location is approx. US180 mile marker 5 access to BLM land. Carlsbad NM is about 45 min North. Open gate to access, Guadelupe Mountains National Park rangers recommended this as an overflow camping spot (when their campgrounds are full). There might be cows. Some spots are close to highway. Very close to Guadelupe Mountain NP. 7,070.92mi View  |  Edit
The site where your car is parked, in the boondocking.com logo, is at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) free camping zone, halfway between Guadalupe NP and Carlsbad Caverns NP. I took the EXACT same photo about 100 times on a school field trip. BLM camping 24 miles east from Guadalupe NP on US-62, behind the yellow gate at mile marker 5 in New Mexico. Guadalupe is to the SW, Carlsbad is to the NE. BLM zone begins immediately off US highway 62. 4 wheel drive vehicles are not required but safe driving should be exercised, roads are unpaved. If you can live without RV hookups, I suppose you could try that here, too. Pure Primitive Camping. 7,078.43mi View  |  Edit
Carson National Forest, Taos, NM, FS 437. 7,079.31mi View  |  Edit
Silverthorne, Dillon campsite. 7,080.73mi View  |  Edit
Laura's Overlook - Head south on Hwy 285 from Fairplay, CO, 3.65 miles from the stoplight. Turn west (right) on CR 20. Go 2.15 miles to a right turn onto a gravel road. It will do a 90 degree turn to left. Follow it 1.1 miles (from the pavement) to a "Y". The right leg will go to Brown's Pass. The left leg crosses a creek (If creek is too full, don't cross creek. Follow other leg (towards Brown's Pass), and find a spot along that road. Many to choose from.), and heads up the hill. Go .3 mile from the "Y", to the top of the meadow. Go south just to the edge of the meadow. Great view! Not flat, but easy to shim trailer wheels. You can also camp in the woods, if you are tenting. 7,082.16mi View  |  Edit
Co-operated by the AHRA (Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area) and Colorado State Parks, it also has a river raft launch. It has amazing views, most sites right long the river and is right next to a commercial campground charging $35/night. During river raft season it does get a decent amount of traffic going to/from the launch ramp. We were able to get decent 1XRT Sprint signal and intermittent AT&T Edge signal. Apparently Altel works best in this area. There are pit toilets by the launch, and the town of Salida offers free (donations encouraged) RV Dump at their chamber of commerce center. Directions: on Highway 50 between County Road 101 and 102, just east of the wonderful quirky artistic town of Salida. It'll be just east of the commercial campground. 7,084.73mi View  |  Edit
Free camping near the Shirley Site / Marshall Pass road. Plenty of spots, very heavily used on summer weekends by ATVs and mountain bikers. 7,095.26mi View  |  Edit
Plenty of dispersed camping opportunities along FS250A in the San Isabel National Forest, Salida Ranger District. This particular spot has a stream nearby. Cars/trucks/shorter RVs with some ground clearance should have no problems getting to this spot, although taller vehicles might scrape some trees. There are plenty of spots on CR/FS250 as well. 7,095.36mi View  |  Edit
SE of Steamboat Springs, CO, between the summits of Rabbit Ears Pass. On a ridge, with a very nice overlook to the east. While next to the Forest Service road, it is sheltered from the road by trees. About 3.86 miles south of US 40, between the two summits of Rabbit Ears Pass. Easy to get a trailer to, but would recommend a truck as a tow vehicle, as higher clearance is preferred. Can be 2-wheel drive. Site can handle up to 35' trailer, but that will be tight turning into or out of the site. If you want to mtn bike, you can do that on the FSR. Other areas to mtn bike nearby, also off of Hwy 40. Very peaceful all the time. Open after all snow is gone (early June, normally), until after most hunting seasons close (Oct.) Routt National Forest. 7,096.58mi View  |  Edit
Cozy camp spots nestled in a canyon next to a river. There are no amenities or toilets. There are around 10 spots that consist of semi-level ground and a few rock rings for fire pits. Most spots are less than 50 feet from the road, so you'll hear cars during the day (not too many pass by at night). The turn off to the campsite is approx. 9 miles from Highway 285 in Buena Vista. You'll pass Rainbow Lake, and it's the second turn off to the left. If you see a turn off to the right, you've gone too far. Approx. 3.5 miles towards Buena Vista is Cottonwood Hot Springs, a very relaxing paid hot springs resort. The campsite is within a quarter mile of the Colorado Trial, so there are great hiking opportunities nearby. Check out Cottonwood Lake off of Highway 343 for fishing, camping, kayaking, hiking and 4-wheeling in the summer, and snowmobiling, cross-county skiing, ice skating and ice fishing in the winter. 7,098.02mi View  |  Edit
Located in the Santa Fe National Forest (USFS), Big Tesuque is a walk in campground not conducive to trailer or RV camping. It's a 30 minute drive from downtown Santa Fe. There are 10 units, Picnic tables and grills, and vaulted toilets in the parking lot. There is no potable water, but there are two rushing streams, and no campground host. For potable water, you can stop at the Black Rock campground located in Hyde Park (the first campground you come to on NM 475) -- there is a water spigot next to the vault toilet. There is a maximum stay of 14 days. The entire area is very scenic, and NM 475 is also designated as the Santa Fe Scenic Byway. Because of the large stands of aspen trees, the area is very busy, especially in the fall aspen viewing season. There are additional recreation opportunities along NM 475, both above and below Big Tesuque Campground, including hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, and in the winter both nordic and alpine skiing and snow shoeing. Tesuque is pronounced "Teh-soo-key". http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/santafe/recarea/?recid=75602 7,108.52mi View  |  Edit
Known as Cathedral Campground and it is one of the only free campgrounds in the area! It is sponsored by a private entity but is located on national forest land. There are approximately 20 campsites and a central area to hold group gatherings. The only drawback is not much fishing in the area. 7,127.44mi View  |  Edit
USFS land just above Creede. Large area, good gravel road. Make shift firepits abound. Drove by Aug 2017 and saw folks camping up here above town. It is an open area and you might have neighbors. Lots of jeep FS roads nearby with mining history worth exploring. Creede Repertory Theater is great too. 7,145.44mi View  |  Edit
Itch-Kep-Pe City Park is the bank of the Yellowstone River located in a large grove of Cottonwood trees. Most sites have picnic tables and fire rings and there are bathroom facilities. The shade and the proximity to the river is what makes this free campground special. Many of the campsites can accommodate large RVs. Columbus is about 40 miles west of Billings on I-90. (not sure if location is exact, but it is close) 7,148.28mi View  |  Edit
San Juan National Forest, CR 302, easy access to Pagosa Springs. 7,151.39mi View  |  Edit
Gunnison National Forest, FS/CR 721, near Curecanti NRA, Spinero, Cimarron, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison. 7,156.73mi View  |  Edit
Gunnison or Grand Mesa National Forest, Rd 3100, Hotchkiss, Austin, CO. 7,171.08mi View  |  Edit
Easy access just off the Million Dollar Highway and there are an abundance of good "sites" to choose from, although no amenity's such as picnic table or fire rings.Level ground with lots of trees for shade..There is a creek running along the entire length of the Co Rd 20D. Water is clear but not sure if it is drinkable as the rocks in it seem to have a lot of red iron deposits on them. For those with atv's,4x4's or who like to hike..there are trails EVERYWHERE in this area (Check out Black Bear Pass, and Imogene Pass) Land is almost entirely BLM.(San Juan National Forest) Hundreds of abandoned mines to explore if thats your thing as well.There was a group of seven RV's in one of the clearings when I was there, so if your travelling with others you CAN group up, theres plenty lots of open room for that as well, or you can stay private with no problem. The town of Ouray is 8.3miles to the north,Silverton is 15mi to the south, for shopping and such.Durango is 62.5mi to the south. I was told about this location by a BLM Warden.He said there are several others along Hwy#550 (the Million Dollar Highway) because people misjudge the time it takes to travel due to its extreme curviness and the photo opportunities it provides.When in this area, don't be afraid to ask where you can stay for free because the possibilities are limited only by the vehicle you drive and the people are very friendly and helpful. This area is comprised almost entirely of the San Juan NF (south of Ophir) or Uncompagre National forest to the north. I was there for 2 weeks and came back with a list full of things I need to go back to see because a week just wasn't enough.One could spend months enjoying this area before running out of things to see and do. Enjoy. 7,183.63mi View  |  Edit
Northwest on Hwy 550 out of Silverton, Colorado. For the first mile or so there are turn-outs that lead right to the river, many of them have enough places for probably 50 cars. The local sheriff even stopped in to check on everyone. Recommended for June - Sept. Land is BLM. 7,185.46mi View  |  Edit
Outside Las Cruces, NM, Baylor Canyon area appears to be BLM land with plenty of spots for overnight camping. 7,192.07mi View  |  Edit
Water Canyon, inbetween Magdalena, NM and Socorro, NM on US 60. Very Large Array (VLA) Radio Telescope is an hour away or so. There is a free campground with easier access for small RVs and short trailers on the way to this 4wd site. Although named water canyon, there was no water to be found. 7,203.19mi View  |  Edit
Radium Springs, NM BLM access. If heading North on 185, it's the green gate on your right just past Broad Canyon. Outside of Las Cruces, NM. Open the green gate here near river to access free camping beyond. Some of the short sandy roads are too windy for RV's and possibly trailers. Common BLM practice: if gate was closed, keep it closed. If it was open, keep it open. 7,211.69mi View  |  Edit
San Juan National Forest, Not far from Mesa Verde and Mancos, FS 316 7,215.86mi View  |  Edit
Camping all along the east side of Dolores Canyon. Highway 141 travels the bottom of Dolores Canyon from Highway 50 near Grand Junction down to US491 near 4 corners. Dolores Canyon is the real treasure here. I traveled up 141 and found Divide Road winding its way up the canyon wall. The road is dirt/gravel, but was easy to navigate on my fully loaded Harley, so I'm sure anything can make it. The road is wide enough for safe passing and the campsites (firerings) are all over the place up there, and the sites are of varying sizes, with some very large areas for multiple rigs. Great wildlife; I saw a mountain lion on the road going up. Part of the area is the Uncompahgre National Forest. The co-ords are for the start of the road up the canyon wall. 7,218.94mi View  |  Edit
Truth or Consequences, NM. Right across from town on Rio Grande river, verified free w/police officer Callaway (always ask the locals!), but trashed. If memory serves, easily accessible on graded gravel road. Probably not enough room for an RV though. 7,220.23mi View  |  Edit
Gallatin National Forest, just outside North entrance to Yellowstone National Park (NPS) in Montana (MT), near Gardiner. Not very private, and not sure if legal. 7,226.24mi View  |  Edit
Joe Skeen BLM Camping. This is easy to find off of 117. It's set up like a regular campground with a host, and everything. Each site has a little awning over a picnic table. There's a pit toilet available. This is a fee free are. 7,230.35mi View  |  Edit
Forest Service road just outside Jackson Lake area. Pullout from paved road over looking a beautiful valley. Within Bridger-Teton National Forest. From Moran Junction take Hwy 26 East to Buffalo Valley Road. Left on Buffalo Valley Rd to location. 7,232.59mi View  |  Edit
Exit I-70 at Rabbit Valley and head north towards the Walk Through Time trailhead. Turn left and follow the gravel road up a fairly steep ascent to the top of the ridge where there are least 6 sites on BLM land. I did see a large RV up there but I'm not sure it's suitable for an inexperienced driver. Would make a good free stopover between Grand Junction and Moab. Disadvantage is you're still relatively close to I-70 and and get some traffic noise. 7,237.56mi View  |  Edit
Exit I-70 at Rabbit Valley and head south on dirt/gravel road to to Knowles Canyon Overlook, located in Mc Innis Canyons National Conservation Area. About 16 miles. Six BLM sites with a nice view of the Colorado River below. I did see a tent camper trailer out there but it's really not suitable for motor homes. A nice hike is back up the road for the trail head going down Knowles Canyon. 7,238.31mi View  |  Edit
El Malpais National Conservation Area. Right off of 117, just below El Mapais National Monument. 7,244.79mi View  |  Edit
Teton National Forest, just outside Jackson WY (Wyoming) and National Elk Refuge 7,249.68mi View  |  Edit
Flat area off BLM road just east of rt.128. Camped here overnight when all the campgrounds along the Colorado River, all the way down to Moab were packed. I was the only soul there and all I could hear was a slight breeze. Set up my own crapper and kitchen, no water available. 7,256.31mi View  |  Edit
Manti-La Sal NF, near Moab, loop rd, barely off of a fairly busy road. 7,257.43mi View  |  Edit
Manti-La Sal NF, near Moab, I recall this being a gorgeous campsite at the base of Mt. Peale, 4wd absolutely required. 7,260.12mi View  |  Edit
Gila National Forest FS150 road. Graded gravel road, but still rough in spots. Tight turns means no RVs and trailers. Tons of areas to camp along this road. This spot had a huge fire reflector. 7,263.81mi View  |  Edit
Cibola National Forest, off of SR (CO 400), not far from Gallup, NM and Fort Wingate Military Reservation. 7,264.83mi View  |  Edit
Approximate address: N Ennis Lake Rd, Ennis MT 59740 Name: Meadow Lake Camground Description: Free, single vault toilet, 7 day max. 7,265.6mi View  |  Edit
Grapevine CG in Gila National Forest. Best choice for visiting the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Monument campgrounds are terrible but free also. This one is about 5 miles before the monument where NM Hwy 15 decends (gear WAY down so you don't ride your brakes the whole way) to cross the Gila River. Campground is bounded on the North by the East Fork of the Gila River. Two side-by-side pit toilets but no other amenities. Sites most often have a fire ring made of rocks by previous users. Steep entry road but good large landing for larger vehicles to turn right into campground at the bottom. If your RV is over 35', you probably shouldn't drive NM Hwy 15 in the first place, otherwise you should be confortable with mountainous grades and curves. GPS is for site at the east end of campground. Topozone map is very accurate and helpful. Avoid summer holiday weekends, too crowded. Gila Cliff Dwellings are a minature Mesa Verde that can be toured in two hours or less. Monument is 100 years old in 2007 so lots of history available. Gila Hot Springs is also a tourist destination between Grapevine CG and the Monument along Hwy 15. Convenience store and phone there. NO cell phone service. 7,273.5mi View  |  Edit
Free Gila NF Campground near Gila Cliff Dwellings and Gila Hot Springs, NM. free camping above and on river, with pit toilets. Some areas have very rough rd, but should be accessible to some shorter RVs/trailers if you stay close to pavement. 7,273.69mi View  |  Edit
Manti-La Sal NF, near monticello, I think I camped next to an abandoned ski lift 7,278.58mi View  |  Edit
BLM near Moab. Closest NP is Canyonlands Needles District, not sure if legal. The Lockhart Rd is still open to dispersed camping. The BLM has a camp ground called HAMBURGER ROCK with no facilities excepot pit toilets. DO NOT CROSS INDIAN CREEK WITH YOUR RV! UNLESS YOU WANT TO STAY THERE - FOREVER! Posted bu Bob on May 1, 2010 7,286.34mi View  |  Edit
Wolf Flats - Free Targhee National Forest campsites. Toilet areas, fire rings with grills that come up over the pit, free sites on either side of the road for approx. 8 miles. Very close to Heise Hot Springs and Kelly Canyon ski hill. Beautiful country. 7,295.13mi View  |  Edit
Swasey's Beach Campground, BLM campground, no fees! Awesome camping on banks of Green River for tents or RV's (at least 12 sites available, some for tents only). About 12 miles north of Green River, UT. From town of Green River, head east on Main St to Hastings Rd, turn left. Road is paved until just before Swasey's Beach, campground is on left just past Swasey's takeout; area is often used for day use by those from river rafting. Swasey's accessible with standard auto. Many more free sites further north of Swasey's along the river, though the road can be a bit difficult for RV's during rainy season. 7,295.4mi View  |  Edit
Free campground in Canyon de Chelly NM, http://www.freecampgrounds.com/arizona.html, facilities include flush toilets, picnic tables and drinking water. There are no shower facilities. No fee is required. 7,298.05mi View  |  Edit
BLM campsite near Natural Bridges UT 7,306.92mi View  |  Edit
Approximate address: Forbidden Ln, Condon MT 59826 Name: Owl Packer Camp Description: National Forest Dispersed Camping. Trailhead for access to the Bob Marshall Wilderness via trail 35. Site has lots of horse traffic in season. Editor note: I believe you will need to go past the fee campground to find the free camping. 7,312.3mi View  |  Edit
Muley Point on top of Cedar Mesa sits either on BLM land administered by the Monticello Field Office or Glen Canyon NRA, not sure which, but I don't recall seeing any signs or rangers restricting camping. No fee signs or collection boxes were visible. Mulie Point rd off of UT-261, just north of the Moki Dugway. There are many dispersed camping spots just off the main road on some side roads. These are all dirt roads and could be navigated by a passenger car if careful and if dry. With a high-clearance vehicle, more spots are available. This viewpoint does get a reasonable amount of visitors, but it never felt crowded. The number of visitors who spend the night is far less. I don't think an RV would make it on the side roads, but could probably park along the main road or in the wider parking area overnight. Some Juniper trees spread scattered throughout might provide some wind shelter and privacy, but don't count on it. The spectacular views of the Goosenecks and Monument Valley in the distance are just amazing. With generally south facing views, both sunrise and sunsets are beautiful. I have been here for the views 3 times and camped once and plan on returning. One of my favorite spots. 7,317.79mi View  |  Edit

We found this great roadside spot while vacationing. It is on a little rise and has a nice view of the Sonoran Desert. Unpaved, it is just a roadside pullout with a nice view.

There is easy off easy on pullthrough access. Enough room for the largest rigs. Slightly off camber.

Be aware you are near Mexico and may enounter illegals hitchiking along the road. They are harmless and only want water or food.

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South end of Petrified Forest National Park. The Crystal Forest Trading Post offers free camping if you don't use hookups. Not sure about the toilet/bathroom situation. More information is here: http://www.freecampgrounds.com/detail.aspx?id=1539 From freecampgrounds.com website: This very clean and tidy RV park is right at the intersection of Ariz. Route 180 and the south entrance to Petrified Forest National Park, 19 miles southeast of Holbrook. There are about a half-dozen level, gravel pads with 30-amp electric hookups, plus additional space for boondockers. The trading post is next door. Boondocking is free, but hookups cost $10 a night. This would be a pleasant place in the winter season, but would be very hot in the summer. There is no shade anywhere on the park. I saw no time limit posted, but I would assume a few days would be appropriate before taking advantage of the hospitality. A trading post across the street also offers a free stay with a purchase of $20 or more. 7,347.46mi View  |  Edit
Near Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Forest off of FS42 Pinery Canyon Rd, no trailers or large vehicles. Lots of gravel road. This particular spot is a little pulloff, but there is likely more up the road. Warning: Near an active area of the Mexican border. 7,353.7mi View  |  Edit
Coronado NF near Rucker Canyon. Lots of gravel rds in the area for boondocking. There are some pay campgrounds up the road too. 7,356.37mi View  |  Edit
Near Capitol Reef, Fremont River BLM lands. There are many spots, some big enough for RVs and trailers. Some roads may be impassable when wet. This is off of the road to Cathedral Valley in Capitol Reef. 7,359.74mi View  |  Edit
Near Capitol Reef National Park, BLM lands, Hall Creek/Brimhall Arch overlook, gorgeous views, sunsets, and sunrises, incredible but difficult hike from here into Capitol Reef NP to Brimhal Arch. Very rough gravel road to overlook, but plenty of camping available on the graded roads nearby. 7,360.12mi View  |  Edit
Challis National Forest, if memory serves, this is a grassland more than a forest, very steep road to get to it, but nicely gravelled. Recommend 4wd. I think it is near a radio tower. Other than that, it was fairly desolate and beautiful. Not far from Arco ID (Idaho) and Craters of the Moon National Monument. 7,363.63mi View  |  Edit
NPS Capitol Reef, first come first serve, NPS calls it Cedar Mesa, but my mapping program shows it as Costa Mesa, Pit toilets, picnic tables, and fire grates are the only facilities available 7,364.53mi View  |  Edit
NPS Capitol Reef, first come first serve, Cathedral Valley, Pit toilets, picnic tables, and fire grates are the only facilities available. We were the only ones there one summer night. 7,371.63mi View  |  Edit
Burraston Ponds: Free Camp Ground with a rope swing and seasonal pit toilets. Fishing. No running water. UPDATE 9/5/2015: Temporarily closed: http://www.nephitimesnews.com/0315/030415/frontpage.pdf 7,375.42mi View  |  Edit
Redington Pass (Coronado National Forest) Completely free and legal. Regularly patrolled by sheriffs department. East of Tucson. You take Tanque Verde until it turns into a dirt road. There are several RV friendly flat spots available at the beginning of the dirt road, and another 10 or so spots available on the mountainside. Smaller campers, vans, and tents frequently use these spots. Washboarding and steep climbs from the mountainside up, but you can easily back into the spots. Tanque Verde Falls is easily accessible from this area, as well as several top notch 4WD trails a little further back. 7,423.61mi View  |  Edit
Spacious flat dispersed ponderosa forest camping up to 2 weeks on Forest Route 82E off of Lake Mary Road south of Flagstaff Arizona. 7,429.97mi View  |  Edit
Dixie NF, FS 087, not far from Bryce Canyon NP 7,430.01mi View  |  Edit
Las Cienegas Natural Conservation Area(Empire Ranch) BLM Land Free Take I-10 East from Tucson and turn off at Exit 281 (Route 83 Sonoita-Patagonia Highway South). Travel south on Route 83 for about 19 miles and watch for the green and white milepost 40 sign along the right side of the road. Approximately 1/4 mile past milepost 40, turn left into Las Cienegas(Empire Ranch Road). The road is dirt and has some "washboarding" so don't go too fast. At about the 2.9 mile point there will be a fork in the road. Stay to the right. When the road ends in a "T", take a left. You will cross a concrete section of the road down in a wash. Just up the hill from the wash (about .2 mile), turn left. Just ahead of you (.1 mile) will be the end of an abandoned airstrip where the most level sites are found. NOTE: edited 11/17/05 by Andrew Koransky, orig lat/lon was 31.47/-110.37, but this pointed into the middle of Fort Huachuaca! My location may not be exact and is unverified, but should at least be closer based on directions above. 7,431.59mi View  |  Edit
Granite Lake, Athol Idaho, primitive camping, no water,porta potty on site, rock fire pits, very little signage till you get there, car, truck and small rv friendly 7,434.84mi View  |  Edit
Payette National Forest, middle of no where, right near Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area 7,434.92mi View  |  Edit
Near Arizona Snowbowl and Humphreys Peak. Coconino National Forest FS 522. This site is number 6 of 14 designated free sites. Rough rd, not level. Be sure to approach from the paved Arizona Snowbowl Rd (NF 516) or have 4wd high clearance and lots of patience on some very rough roads. 7,438.99mi View  |  Edit
Coconino National Forest, Wet Beaver Wilderness Area, Montezuma castle NM, Lake Montezume, Rimrock. No crap! That's the name of the wilderness area! 7,445.69mi View  |  Edit
Kaibab National Forest, near North Rim Grand Canyon. Area is fairly heavily used, but easy to find a spot nearby. 7,447.22mi View  |  Edit
Kaibab National Forest Tusayan District. Approaching Grand Canyon National Park on rt 64 first right turn after first traffic circle entering Tusayan route 302. Sites past 302a-e more private. 302 wide, graveled, smaller side roads vary, most good. Wouldn't need 4-wheel on most unless really bad weather. Could get big rigs in some spots. Ranger station just past second circle. 6-7 miles to GC visitor center. Mile or less to Tusayan, which has free shuttles to GC in season. Fly in ointment -- right under tourist helicopter flight path. Also, enter Park, continue toward Desert View, turn on rt 310, just past Grandview Overlook. Will exit Park, re-enter Kaibab NF. Lots of sites. The Arizona Trail crosses nearby. 7,450.72mi View  |  Edit
site is between deer creek, utah and swaines creek. It is just off of hwy 14 off strawberry ridge road. we spent a couple of weeks at this spot through the summer of 2009. the road is a well traveled ATV trail so it can be dusty if it has not rained in a while. 7,454.49mi View  |  Edit
Near Montezuma's Castle National Monument, Camp Verde, AZ, Coconino National Forest, High clearance needed. 7,454.52mi View  |  Edit
Near Sedona, AZ, Coconino National Forest USFS. Off FS 525, high clearance, probably impasable when wet. Note that around the high-traffic area of Sedona, no free camping is allowed. Hit the National Forest visitor center in Oak Creek, AZ for free maps detailing where boondocking is allowed. 7,459.36mi View  |  Edit
Coconino National Forest USFS, near Sycamore Pass Rd, flat parking spot. Been a while (1999), but if I recall, it was near the end of a small spur road. Not far from Sedona. Shrub trees provide moderate privacy. 7,460.57mi View  |  Edit
Mt Carmel, UT. BLM Camp off US 89. A number of spots available in the area on the copious amounts of BLM land in the area, some accessible to RVs. Inbetween Zion, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Coral Pink Sand Dunes. 7,462.04mi View  |  Edit
Public land by a river. A bit sandy but pretty flat land. 7,462.81mi View  |  Edit
Arivaca Lake. This spot is definately worth the trip. It seems to be a forgotten state park. It is clean and there is fishing here. We heard it gets busy on the weekends, but very quiet when we were there on Sun. night. The road is gravel, 4 wheel drive isn't necessary, but it would be difficult in a big rig. There is one camping spot in the first valley, but is worth going to the lake (almost 3 miles). The lots are level and great views. 7,470.1mi View  |  Edit
Payette National Forest camp spot, near McCall Idaho on the way to Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area. 7,473.08mi View  |  Edit
Name: 701 Grange Rd , Enderby B.C. Description: Welcome Travellers! We have 24 acres of space and a pond. You are welcome to come and put your feet up here for the night. Please call or email first and we'll see you soon! 250 803 5965 or applesigns@ mail.com 7,473.13mi View  |  Edit
Wild Horse Pass Casino (south of Phoenix) Free RV camping in the RV lot around back. No registration necessary. You're parking with the big rigs, so it might get a little noisy. 7,485.97mi View  |  Edit
BLM free camping SR9 near Zion NP, very busy though, right on river. I would be surprised if this were still open/free due to overuse. 4wd recommended, very sandy and narrow road. Update: I stayed overnight at this free BLM campsite July 28, 2009 and loved it. Look for mile marker 24 on Utah SR9 about 8 miles from Springdale, UT (entrance to Zion National Park). It does get busier on some weekends but it was great. I swam in the Virgin River and drove my Prius (very slowly) through the sand to a spot 20 feet from the river to pitch my tent. There were some rocks that I had to dodge at the entrance to the campground, and I was very careful to drive in not to soft of sand. My only complaint was the millions of ants in the sand. 7,487.28mi View  |  Edit
Kolob Rd near Zion NP, not sure this is legal. 7,487.33mi View  |  Edit
Nisqually John Landing General Information Type of Recreation: Day-Use, Boating and Primitive Camping State: Washington County: Whitman Administering Office: Lower Granite Natural Resources Office Location: Lower Granite Lake, Snake River Mile 123, North River Bank. Acreage: 8 Acres Highway Directions: 15 miles west of Lewiston, Idaho, on state highway 193/Wawawai River Road. Fire Restrictions: No wood fires June 10 through October 10. Charcoal and propane gas fires are acceptable. Nisqually John Landing on the Snake RIver about 15 miles west of Lewiston, Idaho and Clarkston, Washington. It is on the north side of the river on State Highway 193/Wawawai River Road. Is a free site. There are Covered Picnic tables and fire rings with grates. There is a pit toilet available. No potable water nor sewer dump. It is easily accessible off the highway by all types of vehicles. Charcoal and propane gas fires are acceptable year round. Wood fires after October 10 and before June 10. Facilities Camping areas for tents and RV's. ADA Accessible, 1 lane boat launch ramp (no launch fee). Season and hours of Operation: Year round, with no specific hours of operation. 7,495.89mi View  |  Edit
Very beautiful location on on the the road heading up to oak grove campground. It is on the base of Pine Mountain in the Dixie National Forest. There are several primitive campsites along the road with no fees. There is enough room for a small RV and a couple other vehicles at this particular site. Not very far from I-15. Just take the Leeds exit and then turn on the road that has a sign to Silver Reef. Continue following the road to the site. only 30 minutes from St. George. Lots of beatiful hiking and scenery abound. 7,498.93mi View  |  Edit
Approximate address: Westside Rd N, Central Okanagan BC V1Z Name: Quiet Spot With A View. Description: Up above the road theres a small gravel road that goes a couple of hundred feet. Its private and you wont be bothered there. 7,503.04mi View  |  Edit
Approximate address: Allendale Lake Rd, BC V0H Name: Forestry Site Description: Dirt bike country , but nice campground. 7,519.67mi View  |  Edit
There are campgrounds along the main road here. I believe the campgrounds are provided and maintained by the Forest Service though they are primitive. A creek does flow along the campgrounds, though the water level varies dependent on the time of year. I was there in early July and the water in the creek was just a trickle with areas of pooled water. 7,522.51mi View  |  Edit
Near Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Why, AZ. Plenty of free camping just outside the park. Registration is required if there is a camp host around. This particular spot is the Wild Woman campsite, one of the nicest free spots I've been in, right under a beautiful old ironwood tree. Requires some clearance, but other sites in the area are easily accessible to RVs and trailers. Good dirt roads, but could be dangerous during flood season. - Andrew Koransky (adventure.koransky.com) 7,546.87mi View  |  Edit
Illipah Reservoir Located about 38 miles west of Ely 43 miles east of Eureka, NV on Highway 50. The road in is well graded gravel any RV should be able to make it this is another great free BLM campground The campsites are large fairly level and will accommodate the largest travel trailer or RV Campsites have fire rings, covered picnic tables with wind breaks and a couple of restrooms are located around the site There is no water or dump station. The camp sites are larger and well separated and many overlook the reservoir If you have your pole and tackle with you the reservoir is stocked and feed by a natural stream. You will need an NV fishing License If your tow vehicle is a SUV or you have a toy hauler with ATVs the White Pine Ghost Trail is right there You can visit several ghost towns and mining camps within a few miles of the camping area. There is a 14 day limit. 7,564.81mi View  |  Edit
Located a few miles north of the east entrance to Valley of Fire State Park on 169, this huge mesa is known as "Snowbird Mesa" or "Poverty Flats" depending on your point of view. There is some debate as to whether it is BLM land or belonged to a defunct mining company, but there are no signs limiting stays and there appear to be some long term residents. There are a few stone fire rings and plenty of stones to make more. There can be dozens to hundreds of rigs depending on the season. There are several roads in to the east side which goes back a good ways. There is only room for a few rigs on the west side but some people prefer that view enough to put up with the proximity to the road. The town of Overton is a few miles up the road, with a Mavericks gas station, fast food, supermarkets and bars and so on. I had great ATT 4G service there but no TMobile at all. 7,569.81mi View  |  Edit
Go through town heading North on Main Street to Old Bridge Road. It is across from the A&W over the railway tracks. As you go down the hill you will see the Fraiser River on your right. You can see a big open area just past the trailer park. The land is owned by the city of Lillooet. Met some nice people walking there dogs there & fishing and enjoied the River. The best place to eat is Dina's Place (Greek)and there is a good bakery across the street from the ESSO gas station. Very Interesting History, Nice folks. 7,578.24mi View  |  Edit
Willow Creek Reservoir. This is a great place to go camping and fishing. There are no "improved" campgrounds here. Only primitive camping. I've seen tents set up here and fire rings. The road to the reservoir is a dirt road in decent shape. Any type of vehicle should be able to make it here in good weather conditions. I wouldn't try it in foul weather as the roads can get very soft very quickly. 7,583.43mi View  |  Edit
Costs $10 for up to 7 days in the park. Lake Mead, LaMe Callville Camp, 4wd required, not sure if legal. A few spots after rough 4wd sections of road. There are 2 more areas just west of this area. Lower government wash and 8.0 Road. Both have tons of boondocking. 4WD recommended, but not entirely necessary. 7,590.65mi View  |  Edit
Lake Mead Recreation Area Lower Governtment Wash It's $10 for entry to the park, but that will get you up to 7 days. $20 will pay for a year. Take Northshore Road/ NV167 to Lower Government Wash Road. It'll end at a big parking lot with bathroom facilities. Go through the parking lot to get to the dispersed camping sites. There are tons! Waterside to secluded spots... Tons of them! Lake Mead should provide lots of entertainment, but Las Vegas is only a 40 minute drive. Endless entertainment possibilities are readily available. Oh, and every time I've been, the fish are begging to be caught. 7,596.95mi View  |  Edit
Southeast Section Scaddan Wash. BLM 14 day limit area Free and legal Quartzsite, AZ off of I-10 exit 19. South on 95 until it comes to a dead end. Turn left and drive for less than a mile. Scaddan Wash is on the right. There are other BLM camping areas throughout the area. Maps are on boards at the entrances. With easy access to Quartzsite, and miles of flat, open land. There are a few shade trees, but they get claimed quickly. It gets brutally hot here. Come prepared. You can see the highway. The noise is very reasonable, though. 7,604.34mi View  |  Edit
Crystal Hill, Kofa National Wildlife Preserve, AZ Free area, 6 miles east of US95, south of Quartzsite. Watch for signs on highway. Good camping sites, no services. 7,605.74mi View  |  Edit
Quartzsite AZ Miles of free BLM camping in the area around Quartzsite. A Huge RV and rock festival in Jan. A lot of flea market type suff all winter. Close to nothing here in the summer. Water in town, no designated sites. Camping East, West and South of town. I was surprised I didn't find it on this site. 7,606.84mi View  |  Edit
This is a great location south of Vegas. Its in the middle of an old dried out lake bed and just of highway 95 that leads into Boulder City and Vegas from the south. We stayed there for nearly 20 days while we sorted some stuff out in Vegas. There is also very good 3G cell coverage if you have a wireless modem. Absolutely no water, drainage or facilities! Update Jan 2010: Recently, Vegas got more rain in one week than in ALL of 2009. So the dry lake bed is under several inches of water. Still acres in every direction to camp - but with a better view. http://www.us-photography.com/nevada/roadtrek-1056-1000.jpg http://www.us-photography.com/nevada/lake-bed-1000.jpg Also, note that on some weekends this area is a dirt bike / ATV playground. 7,607.87mi View  |  Edit
Chimney Reservoir. The roads to this reservoir are in good repair as long as you are traveling in good weather. There is an "improved" campground here with grills, restrooms, and picnic tables. The campgrounds are completely free though. The reservoir is supposed to be good for fishing for largemouth bass, walleye, crappie, channel catfish, and carp, though I didn't have any luck when I fished there. The water is not very clear. The visibility is probably about an inch or two. 7,611.15mi View  |  Edit
Open "14 day limit" camping with hills and offroading and expansive flatland available for any kind of camper. It's called The Dome Rock Mountain Area, in the La Posa LTVA. Way to hot in the summer reaching 110 fairly frequently, but the other 3 seasons are optimal. Anyway, it's free and super easy to get to off the Dome Rock exit off of I-10. You can see it all from the highway! 7,612.84mi View  |  Edit
This secluded dead-end road is not always well maintained. I get in with my 25' box van, but large vehicles could find low branches a problem. The gate at the bridge west of the open area is usually closed. There are nice tent spots on the other side of the bridge. To the north along Nason Creek are several primitive campsites, some more accessible than others. The area is rarely occupied. I usually have my pick of sites. The water in the creek is potable, but I boil it or add a few drops of bleach to each gallon just to be sure. The ranger may check this area occasionally during summer months. The fall sees in influx of local hunters. 7,622.36mi View  |  Edit
Jean,NV. Exit 12, I-15 and hwy 161. 30 Miles south of Las Vegas. My NV atlas says there is a Rest Area / Visitor's center in Jean. Apparently, this is it. This is a large, maintained, gravel, semi-official parking area across from the Shell station. Semi trucks park in the lot nightly and it's large enough to hold 50 semis, although most of the trucks park at the nearby casino. Great Verizon 3G signal, a couple TV channels, and safe enough for city folks, with the Sheriffs stopping by the Shell station for coffee every few hours. You can also park at the Gold Strike without being harassed, although I feel obligated to partake of their decent $5 lunch buffet (M-F) if I use their space. This not a "camping" area but, if you need a place to park the RV for a day or two, it's fine. if you want to camp, head over to the dry lake bed spot off 95, just north of 165 turn. 7,629.99mi View  |  Edit
This trailhead is not a secluded area, with WA State Hwy 2 just a few yards away. There is no fee but if you stay more than a night, you may want to acquire a recreation pass to avoid any problems (available at any FS Ranger office.) I never saw anyone checking for it, however. The Golden Age pass works fine for seniors. The altitude is about 4000 feet so nights are cold and windy. Winters are snowy in this pass, so summer is the best time. The Cascade Crest trail is behind the A-frame hut on the North side of the parking lot. Some backpackers park here for weeks at a time to hike this trail that goes all the way from Canada to Mexico. 7,630.45mi View  |  Edit
Wenatchee National Forest - approx location for camping near Cle Elum and Ellensburg, WA. Don't think there was room for RV here. 7,642.06mi View  |  Edit
Mojave National Preserve, near NOTHING, hour and a half from Las Vegas, nearly ran out of gas! No privacy, but plenty of dry camping in the area. Enough room for RVs I would guess in the area. 7,643.12mi View  |  Edit
Alvord Desert A huge desert dry lake about 6 miles by 12 miles. Awesome views. Hot spring nearby. Cold drinking water spring nearby. On BLM land. The road going down to the lakebed from the main road is a bit rough. You can use the driveway that runs by the only house you'll see, it's much smoother. 7,651.08mi View  |  Edit
Approximate address: Copper Dr, BC V0N Name: Brittania Description: Immediately after you cross the second bridge there is a gravel patch on the right where people park to go mountain biking. I have overnighted there many times and other than the rushing water it was quiet and peaceful. 7,662.15mi View  |  Edit
Approximate address: Harbourside Dr, North Vancouver BC V7P Name: Harbourside drive Description: Nice spot with views of the city. Plenty of RVs parked around here no problem. Just be considerate 7,667.59mi View  |  Edit
the famous (infamous) SLAB CITY ... Free boondocking camping on abandoned military property ... Water and Dump locations in small town of Niland, CA (2 miles) ... lots of very nice RV people, (and scattered pockets of lowlifes) ... 7,673.83mi View  |  Edit
A flat spot next to the road into the Painted Hills unit of the John Day Fossil Beds Nat'l Monument. Pickup campers, small trailers won't have problems, but might not be too easy for big rigs. Next to a small creek, and is 1 mile from main highway via paved road. No facilities of any kind. 44 deg 36.763 min N 120 deg 12.656 min W 7,677.07mi View  |  Edit
East of the south end of Death Valley National Park. BLM (I think). Furnace Creek Wash Rd. The area isn't used very heavily, so I used/created a little pulloff on the rd, very little traffic. Road is passable for RVs, but large vehicles might have a hard time finding a pulloff big enough without doing lots of destruction. 7,682.76mi View  |  Edit
Outside Death Valley on Rt 190 near the 3000' marker on the left side of road headed toward the National Park. There's be a gravel turn around by the road that leads to a gravel road slightly downhill. You'll see the slabs everywhere. Pick one and start boondocking. This used to be an RV park with concrete slab patios and 25? sites. It's been abandoned. State Hwy Patrolman recommended it to me and called it "Slab City." They haven't had one police call for a problem at this location in the 12 years he's patrolled the area. We stayed 3 nights here at end of Jan, 2016 with about 3 other RVers. It's a short 18 mi. drive to Furnace Creek (60mph) in Death Valley NP (3000' descent), 12-14 mi. drive SE to Death Valley Jct. out of the park, or 33 mi. drive to Pahrump to Walmart & other services. No services at slab city, but great patio, quiet, privacy, and great views in all directions... AND FREE. 7,687.57mi View  |  Edit
Free dry camping behind George S. Patton Museum at Chiriaco Summit (exit I-10 at Chiriaco Road). Gas, minimart, and restaurant nearby. Look for sign "Free Dry Camping" at east edge of museum parking lot directing you to BLM area behind museum. WWII tanks and armored vehicles stored nearby. Visit museum for huge topo map of area and history of WWII Desert Training Center. No facilities, look for multiple camp sites areas along several east-west dirt roads. Dirt roads OK for cars/RVs. Some freeway noise, but site is out of sight of service road. For other choices, BLM land stretches along both sides of freeway going west past Cottonwood Road. 7,689.96mi View  |  Edit
Joshua Tree National Park, NPS has a number of free campgrounds in J-Tree. Joshua Tree NP no longer free. 7,693.43mi View  |  Edit
near Joshua Tree National Park Cottonwood Springs. BLM lands Within sight of interstate, but road noise not too bad. RVs and trailers should be fine, but flat lands on the bajada (sloping desert floor) aren't easy to find. 7,694.37mi View  |  Edit
Near Superstition Mt. in California this is a locally well known spot for Jeepers, dirt bikers and campers. This is in the desert and there are no facilities of any kind. There is no charge of any kind. During the weekend, especially on holiday weekends, this area can have a lot of people, then again, there is a lot of room. On the week days it is usually empty. Watch for the Blue Angels practicing overhead. They can be spectacular and are a treat to see. The location is west of Huff Rd. 7,703.41mi View  |  Edit
Outside Death Valley National Park on BLM lands near Scotty Castle. Some areas on this road are passable to RVs and trailers. 7,707.97mi View  |  Edit
Located near the Salton Sea this camp area overlooks a desolate area with some spectacular views in the evening sun. There are no facilities. This is outside of the Anza Borrego desert. On the week days this is usually deserted. Several areas for camping are along the ridge and on the other side of the road are more opportunities. 7,715.54mi View  |  Edit
Take Boone road for 4 miles. This is a dirt road that is well graded and easy to travel. You'll not find a much starker place than a dry lake bed. If you like the desert and like exploring, there are many roads, some quite rough. Weather in the high desert can change dramatically, be prepared. 7,719.98mi View  |  Edit
Inside Death Valley National Park, on the Racetrack Road at Teakettle Jctn. Nice large area for a vehicle or two. Very few pulloffs available though on this road. High clearance is required. You'll need a stout vehicle to make this trip. Heavy duty short trailers might be ok, but RVs would not. This road has the WORST washboarding I have ever experienced. I blew out my shocks on my Toyota Tundra. I saw a new Volvo XC-90 with a broken tie rod end (tire fell off) on this road. Bring plenty of water in case you are stranded. Also, plenty free camping at Homestake Dry Camp at the end of the road. Homestake has pit toilets. The racetrack playa is pretty cool though and worth the trouble. -Andrew 7,729.19mi View  |  Edit
Vancouver Island on the way to Hwy 14 Victoria BC on the way to the Shipwreck Trail in Pacific Rim National Park. I suspect this is private land and probably NOT legal. No room for RV. Be careful!!! 7,733.06mi View  |  Edit
Zig Zag, Oregon. A large open space next to the Subway Rest. The folks at the local market directed me there. "Saying that where everyone stops." On highway 26 from Portland that goes through Sandy, Government Camp on to Madras and central, eastern and southern Oregon. 7,735.28mi View  |  Edit
Middle Waddell Campground in Capitol State Forest. Not always open. Click here or here for status. 7,738.52mi View  |  Edit
In the Anza Borrego desert, this is an out of the way place. Be sure to see the old deserted homestead. Follow the dirt road to the end where a hiking trail leads up the mountain to the homestead. Camping is allowed anywhere in this general area. Pit toilets are near the road. Otherwise no facilities. 7,739.52mi View  |  Edit
A dispersed camping area just off the paved road (China Hat) on Forest Service land. Just a couple miles south of Bend. Primitive, but very convenient and accessible. 7,743.77mi View  |  Edit
Nice little primitive camping area just outside of Sisters, OR. 100% legal and free as part of the Willamette National Forest, as long as you stay fewer than 14 consecutive days. I constructed a rock fire pit, plenty of flat area for 4 or 5 tents. The logging trail and winding trail through the forest are not maintained, but are in great condition. Easily accessible by a small non-4wd vehicle, but likely not an RV. There is a hiking/ biking trail about 30 yards North of the site. You see bikers pass by maybe once /hour, but otherwise site is extremely private. To get there, take Three Creek Road (S. Elm St.) south out of Sisters for 1.2 miles from the St Helens Ave/ Elm St intersection in town. At 1.2 miles turn left onto B-S Logging Road (NF-4606). Travel 0.3 miles on the logging road until you see a small dirt road on the left that cuts back to overhead power lines. Kept left instead of following to power lines and the trail 'Y's in 0.05 mi. Hang left again, and the site is right near the corner. There is a 3.5ft tall stump of a tree remaining next to a little pull in for your car. If you plug the coordinates (44.269640,-121.543780) in to Google Maps you and turn it to Satellite View you can clearly see the dirt roads needed to take, as well as the small clearing which is the site. 3 bars Verizon LTE service at site. And just a quick 5 min jaunt to town if you need beer, or water, but mostly beer! ;) Enjoy! 7,746.95mi View  |  Edit
Dispersed camping off of the forest service road (Paulina-East Lake Rd). Easily accessible, primitive and free. 7,756.09mi View  |  Edit
Minnie Peterson Campground. Outside Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest. Check on status before going! Click here or here for status. 7,757.91mi View  |  Edit
Searles Station Off-roading area Lots of motorcycling in the area on long weekends, local town of Ridgecrest not far away for supplies 7,761.11mi View  |  Edit
Approximate address: Whitney Portal Rd, Lone Pine CA 93545 Name: Alabama Hills Description: Dry camp boondocking. Locations for many old time, and newer movies. Check out the museum in Lone Pine. Unbelievable sunrise and sunset pictures against the High Sierras. Check the weather. Spotty cellphone service. 7,762.61mi View  |  Edit
Approximate address: Onion Valley Rd, Independence CA 93526 Name: Dry Camp on Pinyon Creek Description: Couple of spots to the right or left off the Onion Valley Rd. Some shade, babbling brook, great view of the mountains. Check weather. 7,767.27mi View  |  Edit
Stein cove, lake Isabella, ca. USFS. 14 day limit. rocky area. rv'ers go there, but tough conditions, people get stuck in mud as lake level goes down, do not go to close to shore in vehicle without checking... . a heavily used usfs chitpit serviced holidays, summer. snows in winter. snakes. Kernville, Ca. nearby city. fire pits all about. 24 hour fishing. "buy a rock on holidays, this place is FREE..." 7,797.74mi View  |  Edit
Goumaz campground, a USFS campground in Lassen National Forest. Previously a fee was required to camp here, but when I was there the fee box was tapped up and there was no mention of a fee, so it's now free. About 6 campsites with tables, and running water! Right in the middle of the Bizz Johnson trail, an old railroad line converted to a hiking and biking trail. One day we rode down and back to Susanville, and the next day up to Westwood and back. At the most the trail is a 3% grade, so kids can easily do part of it. 7,815.46mi View  |  Edit
Approximate address: Valley River Ctr, Eugene OR 97401 Name: Valley River Center Mall Description: Park behind mall close to river. Security will find you and give you a form to sign with rules for BoonDocking. RV must be fully self contained. 7,823.68mi View  |  Edit
Sierra National Forest, near Yosemite, Mariposa grove, South Entrance, not a great site, not sure if it was legal. We arrived late at night. No room for RV if I recall. 7,824.79mi View  |  Edit
Stanislaus National Forest, near Yosemite, Big Oak Flat entrance, approx location 7,832.4mi View  |  Edit
Moore Creek Campground, USFS On Mokelumne River - 12 miles on paved road from Hwy 88/Ellis Rd. Steep grade - 3000 elevation change - good brakes req'd. Trout Fishing, swimming, etc. USFS Campfire Permit Reuired for campfires and outside propane stove use. Nearest Office in Pioneer, CA on State Hwy 88. Two other free USFS campgrounds nearby. Primative camping along river West of Campground - no trailers or large RVs - smaller 4x4 Truck Campers accessable. 7,832.65mi View  |  Edit
Newport Oregon. This 20x60 pull out is at the 9 mile marker out of Newport Oregon on the the Yaquina River via the North Bay Road. It's a pull out on a secondary road without a lot of traffic. I see rigs parked there overnight several times a Summer. I wouldn't stay longer. 7,846.87mi View  |  Edit
Shasta National Forest, near Mt. Shasta trailhead, lots of cars, climbers ready to climb mt. shasta. Not sure if legal, but there seemed to be room for RV if I recall. 7,856.08mi View  |  Edit
Florence, Oregon, Siuslaw National Forest. At about the 179.5 mile marker of hwy 101, 10 miles north of Florence, is a horse shoe turn. Forest Service road #58 starts in the middle of that turn. The road is single lane with turnouts and steep at the beginning. The steep part is paved. About 3.5 miles in is a Forest Service horse camp marked Horse Creek Trailhead. The camp has about 15 sites and most are back in but several are pull through and suitable for rigs up to 22-25 feet. Each site has a small corral for horses. Camping is free and does not require registration. I've never seen more than about four sites occupied at any one time. Drive time to Florence is about 30 minutes. 7,866.92mi View  |  Edit
On BLM land. Oak forest and grassland. Just a few miles from I-5 north of Red Bluff. Exit at Jelly's Ferry. Turn on Bend Road. Follow signs to Payne's Creek Recreation Area. Town of Bend is a general store and a few scattered ranches. There are only a few locations in this parcel of BLM land open to camping. Vehicles are not allowed off the roads. This spot is called Perry Riffle and is a large turnaround at the end of a maintained gravel road. A short trail leads to the Sacramento River. Open fires not allowed during summer. No toilets. Must be self contained. Another location nearby (< 1 mile) on road to Massacre Flat CG. Gravel road to Massacre Flat changes to rough 4wd road after 1/4 mile. You can self-contained camp at turnaround where gravel changes to 4wd. 7,882.91mi View  |  Edit
Fully accessible. TA Travel Center Truck Stop. Cashier directed our Class B to a level space in front. Take Knighton Road Exit, on the east side of Hwy 5. Location is south of Redding and 1/2 mile east of the Sacramento River. Brightly lit with security. Noise level is moderate through the night. There are coin operated showers. 7,885.03mi View  |  Edit
Los Padres NF Sierra Madre Campsite, nice, but small pulloff on NF32S13, overlooking highway 166 below. Between Santa Maria, CA and Taft, CA. If I recall, road is too rough/twisty with no turnarounds for RVs or trailers. 7,899.88mi View  |  Edit
My favorite urban boondocking site. Been here 2 years you need to move a little every 24 hours 7,928.85mi View  |  Edit
This is a single campsite overlooking Indian Valley Reservoir. It can be accessed with any type of vehicle although during the rainy season or during the winter, it may be not be advisable to try to get there. To get there, you can take Hwy 20 and exit at Walker Ridge Road. From this point on it is all dirt road. Continue towards the highest peak on the east side of the reservoir. When you get to the top of the mountain you will begin traveling down the north side and about a mile or so from the top, there is a road to the left. Take that and continue on it to the end at the campsite. It is completely free and on public land. There is a flowing spring nearby and a large tree providing shade over the campsite. Hunters use this site often as there are dear, wild pig, bears, and numerous other wildlife in the area. 7,929.69mi View  |  Edit
Free large roadside pullout. Checked with CHP, all good for 72 hours. It's slightly lower than the road so there is some stealth parking. Also off camber connecter between pull outs offers some privacy. Had other boondocking neighbors when we stayed. Locally known spot. Awesome cliff side spot with excellent views of shore line rocks and beach to the south. Couple of minutes north of Fort Bragg. No hook ups or comforts. 7,980.22mi View  |  Edit

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