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Grates Cove - NL A0A - The town provide a 3 free RV spots right at the ocean about 50 feet up. There are picnic tables. Beautiful spot. There is a very good restaurant in the village. Enjoy if you get out this far. 4,585.65mi View  |  Edit
Crow Head End Of Then Road Past Twillingate Newfoundland - near Crow Head NL A0G - Almost at the end of the road turn left down the gravel road called Sleepy Cove Road. It’s a very short distance at about 200 metres. Lots of space and it’s meant for RVs. There are even picnic tables. The views are absolutely amazing from the spot right on the ocean. 4,710.78mi View  |  Edit
Stephenville - near Stephenville NL A2N - At the end of the airport on the water side there is a huge cement area lots of RVs park there very flat. Good walk area to go to the beach. 4,828.72mi View  |  Edit
Boutte Su Cap - Cape St. George NL - Aug 2019. It is part of Cape St George just north of town. It is a dirt gravel road in, but not far. It is posted for free camping sites. More importantly if you make your way along and to the top of the hill you can overnight with some magnificent views. Editor's note: The pin seems to mark the general area where free camping may be available. 4,854.54mi View  |  Edit
Whitlock Pond - Room for one or two boondockers (small campers). No hookups or utilities. No access in early spring, late fall or winter as road isn’t maintained. Lots of mosquitoes. Boat ramp for shallow large pond. Walking trails around. 4,941.22mi View  |  Edit
Kegeska, Chemin Brion near Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent - Take Chemin Brion on the right after the bridge. Wonderful place to park for the night. Ship wreck. Several places. Very calm. Directly on the sea. Kegeska. Chemin Brion - Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent - Prendre le chemin Brion à droite après le pont. Magnifique endroit pour stationner pour la nuit. Epave de bateau. Plusieurs places. Très tranquille. Directement sur la mer 4,985.06mi View  |  Edit
Near Kejimkujik Park - near Queens NS - End of road by old concrete wharf covered in rock. Spot for 1 RV maybe 2 if smaller. 50 feet from the water. Reasonably level. You will need to park on side of road as the end leads to a driveway to a house up the hill. Beautiful quiet spot. 4,991.08mi View  |  Edit
Shire Camping near Harvey NB - Couple owns this patch of land. All decorated with an assortment of nicknacks. Owners are very friendly and its a beautiful place to sleep for the night. Donations are accepted. 5,024.19mi View  |  Edit
Lower Kent Public Picnic Area - Public road side park area. Two park tables, one covered. Cooking pit. No services. Room for a couple of RV’s plus a flat grassy area for a few tents. Two pit toilets. Stayed one night without a problem. Stayed 28 September 2019 no problems. There was another motor home there when I arrived. 5,036.92mi View  |  Edit
Miscou Lighthouse Parking Lot - Route 113, Shippagan NB E8T - Near ocean, beautiful sunsets 5,067.09mi View  |  Edit
Peajack Brier Island - July 2019. At the end of Peajack road there is an outlook to the bay in the ocean. As you go left off the ferry there is an information centre a ways down the road. You can get a local map from them. It will show this road. We saw a whale and a seal. It’s a gravel road but easily passable. This site is reasonably flat but we blocked up just the same. We were told you could park just about anywhere and no one will bother you. But this was a great spot as we had a good view of the ocean. There is room for about 3 smaller RVs. Enjoy 5,071.3mi View  |  Edit
Find @thepetiteplantation on social media for permission to park! Free Overnight Parking in the driveway of our Off Grid Tiny House & Homestead // Driveway Parking, Outdoor Washroom, Outdoor Shower, Magnificent Stargazing, Family Friendly, Forest + Campfire, Internet Available 5,085.76mi View  |  Edit
Cutler Preserve Trail - After a long day hike, we decided to stay for the night in my Subaru Outback. Although this is a public reserved land. I'm confident that you would have no problems staying the night. You are practically in the middle of nowhere. We parked in the back lot which is further from the road. Plus there's a composite toilet there which is a bonus. Beware of the killer mosquitoes. There's an insane amount of them here and any bug spray don't work. 5,117.28mi View  |  Edit
Plymouth Beach - Great place to stop and make dinner and hang out to enjoy beach time. It's best to go after 6pm. There are no signs that say anything about overnight parking not being allowed I've stayed in my camper van on the beach overnight many times with no issues whatsoever. Police regularly on site patrolling the beach. No sticker required and you don't need to be a resident of Plymouth to use the area. It's a beautiful place to be at night. It can get noisy with cars going in and out from the back end of the beach. No dogs allowed on beach area. As far as we know, there are signs saying no pets but we have seen people walking them as have I. Just be nice and respectful and pick up any trash or mess from pets before taking off. 5,236.94mi View  |  Edit
Parks Canada historic site, Waterfront, 1000, Rue du Phare, Rimouski, QC - Everybody can stay overnight for free. 8/18/2020 user comment: Spent a night there and the view is magnificent. 5,252.12mi View  |  Edit
Lobster Stream Put-In - near Brownville ME - Parking and simple overnight stays here and around this area. This is where Lobster Stream breaks off of the West Branch of the Penobscot River. DIRT or gravel roads in and out via Kokadjo check point. Great easy canoeing on this river and Lobster Stream leads out to Lobster Lake where there are also several canoe-in primitive maintained campsites for tent camping if you need a break from the camper. I've never been in this area and NOT seen a moose, so get the campers ready but keep a safe distance especially in fall. 5,252.42mi View  |  Edit
Campsite By The Sea With Breathtaking View near Pointe-aux-Outardes QC - Seaside. Very little space, but very beautiful. Camping Au Bord De Mer Avec Vue Imprenable - Bord de mer. Très peu de place , mais très beau. 5,260.29mi View  |  Edit
Quai Ragueneau - near Ragueneau QC G0H - Beautiful place for overnight. Free area. No services. 5,266.16mi View  |  Edit
Quai De Trois Pistoles - Trois-Pistoles QC G0L - Sur le quai. Attention de libérer les espaces où les pêcheurs puissent faire leurs activités. Idéalement là où il y a des grosses pierres. English Google translation: On the dock. Be careful to free the spaces where the fishermen can do their activities. Ideally where there are big stones. 5,276.28mi View  |  Edit
Quai A Mousse - Rest area, one night stays welcome, no tents - near L'Isle-Verte QC. 5,281.09mi View  |  Edit
Tourist Info Longue Rive near Longue-Rive QC - Flat gravel parking lot with space for 10 vehicles. Overnight parking tolerated. Plenty of camping space at the bottom of the steps leading down to the old wood mill waterfall. Very beautiful coast of rocks and even a small beach for swimming at the bottom of the waterfall. Dogs accepted on a lead. Toilet available during the day at the tourist center. Access road under construction when we went (2020-07-06). Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! Info Touristiques Longue Rive - 329 Rue Principale, Longue-Rive QC G0T 1Z0 - Stationnement plat en gravier avec de l’espace pour 10 vehicules. Stationnement de nuit toléré. Beaucoup d’espaces de camping en bas des marches menant à la chute de l’ancien moulin à bois. Très belle côte de roches et même une petite plage pour se baigner au bas de la chûte. Chien acceptés en laisse. Toilette disponible de jour au centre touristique. Route d’accès en construction quand nous sommes allé (2020-07-06) 5,287.06mi View  |  Edit
Cracker Barrel near Londonderry NH - Nice water view with lily pads from parking lot. Clean. Can hear light traffic noise. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,287.19mi View  |  Edit
Holeg Landing near Jackman, ME - Holeg Landing is a remote boat launch point on Holeg Pond. There were about 10 small boats chained to trees on the beach but none of the owners arrived during the 2 days/nights we were there. It is accessible via an unmaintained road approximately 14 miles from the nearest maintained tarmac road. The road is about 2 miles on the left driving North out of Jackman. It is quite wide and level to start with but gets narrower, lumpier and more rutted. We took our 21ft C-Class down this road comfortably but slowly in day light with no rain for the past 24 hours and none forecast. Larger vehicles could also cope; it's a judgement call on the driver/owner. There are Eco-toilets and fire pits but you need a license (free) to light a fire from the local fire department. There is a list of numbers pinned to the wall by the door at the fire station in Jackman. We called this number (207 827 1800) and obtained a license over the phone. There was no phone signal at Holeg Landing so you need to sort this before hand. It's a really nice sandy beach. The pond is huge. We experienced no under currents in the warm, red-tinged water and it takes ages to get deep. A few couples turned up to fish or kayak but none stayed for more than an hour or so and we had the place to ourselves pretty much... except for the biting insects of which there are swarms and they are relentless. There are also moose, foxes, frogs, toads and a beaver dam just around a cove to the right which accessible through the thick woods or wading through the pond. 5,287.49mi View  |  Edit
Escoumins / Trois-Pistoles ferry near Les Escoumins, QC - Magnificent view of the river, whales: whales, beluga whales, porpoises, seals ... paddle board, near the ferry dock. Places for around 10 RVs, no sign prohibiting parking, quiet and just outside the Issipit Indian reservation. Traversier Escoumins/Trois-Pistoles Les Escoumins QC - Magnifique vue sur le fleuve, baleines: rorquals, bélugas, marsouins, phoques... paddle board, près du quai du traversier. Places pour environ 10 VR, aucun signe interdisant le parking, tranquille et juste à la sortie de la réserve indienne Issipit. 5,289.37mi View  |  Edit
Chain-of-Ponds at Lower Pond near Eustis ME - Drive-in, level, grassy sites on Maine Public Reserve land. Off paved Route 27 down a decent gravel road. Primitive- no hookups at all. Picnic tables and one area also has an outhouse. Beautiful peaceful backwoods Maine camping, canoeing, and fishing. Look between Lower and Bag ponds. 5,293.46mi View  |  Edit
Limite St Fabien De Panet - Sainte-Lucie-de-Beauregard QC - camp free in tent, trailer, RV throughout the Appalachian Park. The nearest dump station is at st juste de breteniere. 5,293.79mi View  |  Edit
Walmart, Sturbridge, Mass - The Center at Hobbs Brook near Sturbridge MA - No Problems - Easy off 395 easy on. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,311.75mi View  |  Edit
Mountain Rd trailhead Pull-off - near Greenfield NH - Pull off on side of road past parking lot. Residential road with very little traffic. Parking lot just up the road suitable as well. 5,314.01mi View  |  Edit
Halte Routière Devant L’église - 1938–1968 Ch des Coudriers, L'Isle-aux-Coudres QC G0A - Grand stationnement face aux fleuves, tables de pick nick, beaucoup d’espace. Don accepté pour l’église. - translated: Large parking facing rivers, picnic tables, lots of space. Donations accepted for the church. 5,317.29mi View  |  Edit
White Mountain National Forest near Lincoln NH - There are roughly 30 free legal camping spots along this road. I asked a park ranger at white mountain national forest and he directed me here. Amazing sites, all free. 5,322.92mi View  |  Edit
Maxi Parking Lot - in Baie-Saint-Paul QC - Safe, grocery store parking lot. Downtown just steps away. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! Original submission: Sécuritaire et épicerie centre ville à quelques pas. 5,323.17mi View  |  Edit
Cabellas in East Hartford CT - We were visiting friends in Connecticut and had some issues so we were really late arriving. During the night we pulled up and parked without any incident. When the store opened we shopped some and used the bathroom and were on our way. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,334.75mi View  |  Edit
In front of the Ste-Anne-De-Beaupre Shrine, near the river 5,334.82mi View  |  Edit
Church of St-Laurent (Église de St-Laurent) - Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans QC - Rear parking lot of the church near the Marina. Nice view of the river. No toilet available. Stationnement arrière de l’église près de la Marina. Belle vu sur le fleuve. Pas de toilette disponibles. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,335.76mi View  |  Edit
Wal-Mart 591 Memorial Dr, Chicopee, MA 01020 We stayed there 2 night when visiting the Big E. There were several big trucks there overnight and another RV. It is marked no trucks overnight, but it does not say no RV overnight. 9/16/19 Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,338.23mi View  |  Edit
Stationnement Du Walmart Parking Walmart - in Lévis QC - Already frequented by several RVs, safe and well lit. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! riginal submission: Déjà fréquenté par plusieurs vr, sécuritaire et bien éclairé. 5,345.87mi View  |  Edit
Great Walmart location (Lebanon, NH) right next to Vermont. Can stay several weeks with no problems. No sales tax on goods. ed note: As always with Walmarts, get explicit permission from the manager to verify you can park there. 5,346.98mi View  |  Edit
Stationnement De L’aquarium De Québec - Québec QC - Plenty of room in the back of the parking lot for several RVs, safe and good lighting. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! Original text: Beaucoup de place dans le fond du stationnement pour plusieurs RV, sécuritaire et éclairé. 5,347.09mi View  |  Edit
Mont Bellevue Ski Resort Parking - near Sherbrooke QC - Big, Flat Gravel Parking Of A Small Ski Resort. The Resort Is Close During The Summer So It’s Very Calm And Quiet. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,353.86mi 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
Sanctuaire De Beauvoir - near Sherbrooke QC - Parking of a church with a beautiful view of the city and a perfect spot to look at the sunrise/sunset. There are also a few trails that are nice for walking. It is a popular spot so you might not be alone. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,354.47mi View  |  Edit
Centre De Foire Sherbrooke near Sherbrooke QC - Overnight parking allowed to all kind of RV and the city allows you to unhook trailer to go visit the city! Walmart nearby. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,357.01mi View  |  Edit
Walmart superstore near Sherbrooke QC - Nice location! Close to highway! Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,357.01mi 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
Wall Mart Parking Lot in Pittsfield MA 555 Hubbard Ave #12, Pittsfield, MA 01201 I have seen some RV's that stay all summer several years in a row. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,373.63mi View  |  Edit
Lobiniere Côte Gédéon near Lotbinière QC - Near the church. NO service, overlooking the River. About 15 places. Well lit, safe. Picnic table. Prendre la côte à Gédéon, près de l’église. Site SANS service vue sur le Fleuve. Environ 15 places pour dormir. Bien éclairé, sécuritaire. Table à picnic. 5,374.54mi 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
Fire Road 25 Mad River - 6 sites on the river for tents or small RV they have been abused lately and people have been leaving garbage and cutting trees. The area is beautiful and on the River. Help keep the area clean! 5,379.32mi View  |  Edit
Church Parking (Stationnement De L’église) - near Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets QC - Beautiful view of the river and quiet. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! Original Submission: Belle vue sur le fleuve et tranquille. 5,385.36mi View  |  Edit
Jerome Park reservoir - This is non residential street parking without any houses around. I see the same RVs parked there for months and big rigs park there too without trouble. This is a very clean area (for NYC) with a small park and outdoor gym. Access to 1 and B train to Manhattan. This is perfect for stopping for the night (don’t come too late or it might be full) and exploring NYC. Pay attention to street sweeping signs and please don’t abuse! Welcome to the neighborhood! 5,387.53mi View  |  Edit
Walmart - A safe place to over night. Editor's note: as with any commercial establishment, check with the management before setting up! 5,391.13mi View  |  Edit
Behind the Cap-De-La-Madeleine Shrine, near the river 5,396.73mi View  |  Edit
Walmart - near Old Bridge NJ - Allowed overnight parking. Propane available and filtered water. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,403.21mi View  |  Edit
Walmart parking lot - as always, check with management 5,404.41mi View  |  Edit
Boat Launch St Albans Bay near Saint Albans VT - Parking lot where cars and trailers are parked after launching boats. It’s very nice close to the lake and surrounded by wild grape vines. 5,405.22mi View  |  Edit
Walmart Glenmont Parking lot. Editor's note: as with any Walmart, always check with the manager before settling in! 5,405.25mi View  |  Edit
Seasonal Hunters Lot in Harriman State Park near Southfields NY - Harriman state park allows hunting starting Oct but through the summer months this lot is huge, wide open, free and no gate. Can fit easily ten RVs it’s right off the 17. I have Verizon and my cell service is great. Aug 26, 2020 5,406.54mi View  |  Edit
Walmart Kingston NY - Walmart Super Center people park here all the time Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,406.55mi View  |  Edit
Hathaway Trailhead Parking Tannersville Bike Park near Tannersville NY - From 23A in Hunter, NY turn north on Greene County 25. Drive for 1.6 miles. The entrance is a gravel road marked by two boulders. There is a pine board reading Trailhead Parking that is barely noticeable. I stayed here for two nights. There are no signs prohibiting overnight parking. 5,416.32mi View  |  Edit
BJ’s Wholesale Parking Lot near Trenton NJ - I have parked here several nights. There are RV’s and 18 wheeler trucks that park here. There are restaurants and a Walmart nearby. I even have a few “neighbors” who also park here. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,417.6mi 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 if you are looking to come by. 5,425.45mi View  |  Edit
South Mountain State Forest near Gilboa, New York - Gravel road into state forest. There is a pull-off area lined by boulders. No prohibitive signs for overnight parking. 5,426.33mi View  |  Edit
Parking Area On 23A in Catskill Park near Hunter NY - This is a parking area by the river on 23A. There is a sign saying “parking area.” There’s nothing to say you cannot park overnight and in fact at this moment there is a big rig trailer parked here as well as a utility truck. 5,427.4mi View  |  Edit
Several campsites available on the West River road leading up to the posted coordinates. Coordinates are for the suspension bridge over the river. Vans or tent camping. No room for RV's. State land in the Adirondack Park. At the end of the road, the Northville/Placid trail can be accessed. This area is often used in the summer by locals for swimming. Primitive camping only. Free, first come first serve. 5,436.71mi View  |  Edit
Walmart near Clinton NJ - Google maps has it labeled as a Dunkins but it’s a Walmart with a Dunkins inside. Cracker barrel right next door. Allows overnight parking along the guardrail on the west side of the lot (to the right of the store front). We called ahead to confirm and they were very friendly and welcoming, just specific about where to park. There is a “no overnight parking” sign on the north side of the lot (directly across the lot from the store front), so don’t park there. Pretty quiet for a parking lot with just a little highway noise now and then. We parked with two big rigs, and had a peaceful night. There’s a slight incline but it gets very flat closer to the store. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,437.55mi 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
Furnace Town Parking Lot - This parking lot is for the Furnace Town interpretive center. There are no signs of no overnight parking. Only ATV's are absolutely forbidden. Easy access for RV's of all sizes. No amenities at all. Quiet and shady. Sandy grass, mostly level. Excellent experience. Free parking. 3816 Old Furnace Rd. Snow Hill, MD 21863 Furnace Town heritage center website: 5,438.79mi 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
NYS DEC W River Rd Dispersed Camping in Adirondack Park near Lake Pleasant NY - These dispersed camping sites are located on State land in the Adirondack park. There are appx. 12 sites spread over about 1.5 miles of dirt road. Taking West River road south out of the Town of Wells you will come to a section of road where pavement ends and dirt road continues. The dirt road is maintained by the town and even cars can make the trip. May be rough after a heavy rain but we found it to be in good shape when we went during dry weather. At about the six mile mark the dispersed sites start appearing on either side of the road. There are no reservations, first come, first serve. Up to three nights you don’t need a permit. However if you plan on staying longer you need a free permit from the local forest ranger. About half of the sites are really only suitable for tent camping, the other half could accommodate a Class B or C motorhome. Also up to about a 25’ travel trailer would fit with an experienced driver. There is a large turn around at the very end of the road so no worries about backing out all the way if you don’t wanna stay. We stayed for 2 days in Aug. of 20 and found the area nice and clean. A fire ring and picnic table are provided for each site. Some sites also have a pit privy. There were a few passing cars through the day as there is a popular hiking trail at the end of the road but nothing horrible. Would def stay again! 5,447.01mi View  |  Edit
Near Beauharnois QC - Hydro quebec Parking - locks parking area - With view of St-Lawrence river and airplanes. No signs prohibiting overnight parking. 5,448.08mi View  |  Edit
Eastern Shore Welcome Center - You can stay here for up to 48 hours. It’s clean, well lit, pet friendly area. This is right before the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. 5,454.18mi View  |  Edit
Halte Routière Sainte-Sophie - near Sainte-Sophie QC - Municipal rest stop, asphalt parking, public washroom, dump station with water. 5,454.32mi View  |  Edit
WalMart in Pennsville NJ - We have overnighted several times at this WalMart when heading to the Jersey Shore just before the major Holidays, Memorial Day, Labor Day, July 4th. We leave our home after dinner 6:00-7:00pm the evening prior to the major Holiday. This gets us on the road with less traffic. We arrive at the Pennsville WalMart around 10:00 pm. Go inside, check with management and pick up some grocery items. There have always been other Motorhomes & RV's. Fairly level, under some nice shade trees to the left rear of the lot as you face the store. Quiet, good nights sleep, get up around 7:00 am eat breakfast and travel about another 90 minutes to our destination. We have a 31 foot class A Motorhome. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,456.18mi View  |  Edit
Floodwood Road Campsites near Santa Clara, NY - Great free sites in the Adirondacks, near the St. Regis Canoe Area. 15 sites on floodwood road, most are drive-in, only a few were park and walk a few feet to camp. Totally free and legal, all sites are marked and numbered. Some sites are really awesome and right on the water. I arrived on a Friday afternoon and all sites were full, but one. Stayed two nights, never saw a ranger. All sites have fire pits and outhouses. Would recommend and will be staying here again. Use gps coordinates, or search for directions to “St. Regis Outfitters” (canoe rental shop) as it’s on the same road as all the sites, down by site 12. Enjoy! 5,458.42mi View  |  Edit
Walmart - near Chesapeake VA - Was told I could stay overnight as long as I was in the far corner and was gone before 7am. Parking lot was very loud as there were a group of locals in their huge trucks that met in that corner of the parking lot and revved their engines for hours (no exaggeration). Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,464.02mi View  |  Edit
Cabella’s near Christiana Mall in Newark DE - 4 RV parking spaces w/ dump station. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,464.82mi View  |  Edit
Moose River Plains near Adirondack Park, Inlet NY - Free camping - 5,469.17mi 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
Called and parked twice in October and November 2018. Overnight parking is allowed. Saw campers and trucks on lot. Close to fast food and other stores. One of my favorite spot when we go biking or hiking in that area(Jim Thorpe in 15 mins away). Editor's note: as with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up. 5,481.9mi View  |  Edit
my farm. central ny. 9024 Mill St, Stittville, NY 13469. I have a couple of mowed acres that you can dry camp during summer , fall months. public fishing stream. lots of deer, turkey, geese etc, BUT NO HUNTING. please text or call me if you are planning on stopping by for the night or two. no permission, no camping! thank you 315-796-0243 I can pull in and turn my 5th wheel toy hauler in there. 15 miles north of Utica, NY. 15 east of Rome, NY both exit off interstate 90. 365 east or 219 north. Casino, fort Stanwix, B52 bomber in Rome, Oriskany Battlefield, Utica Club Brewery, great area! 5,487.65mi View  |  Edit
Cracker Barrell - near Stevensville MD - Closest site to US Naval Academy. A sheriff’s car drove by around 11:00 and didn’t stop so we took that as a green light. Another traveler came in later and left early. We ate in the restaurant next morning and had a pleasant time. CAREFUL as you exit the roadway. Very tight traffic circle! Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,491.82mi View  |  Edit
Cabelas Outfitters - Overnight parking for RV’s is permitted. Have kennels near RV parking. Have a dump facility also. Close to restaurants, Walmart and other stores. Editor note: As with any store parking lots, ALWAYS check with the manager of the store first. 5,492.74mi View  |  Edit
Catfish Lake - Level dirt rd access. Great site at this location and others around this area. Enjoyed many seasons here for a couple days at a time with RV and tents. 5,495.6mi 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
Free Parking For Leisure (SKI-DOO AND ATV) - Free parking for motor sports in summer and winter. Further, good locations on the grassy part, and even under the trees in the pine forest a little further, also noted, the dump station at the SONIC service station, and the possibility of filling drinking water in the René-Lévesque municipal park near the tourist information center. Editor's note: Recommended that you check with the local authorities on legality before setting up! Stationnement gratuit pour les sports motorisés été comme hiver Plus loin, de bons emplacements sur la partie gazonné, et même sous les arbres dans la pinède un peu plus loin, a noté aussi, la vidange de roulotte à la station de service SONIC, et la possibilité de remplir l’eau potable dans le parc municipal René-Lévesque près de l’info touristique. 5,500.08mi View  |  Edit
Walmart Super Store in Williamston NC - Pulled in late as they were closing, two other motorhomes and a trailer enjoyed a quiet night. Store opened at 7am. Rest room available there and late at night at the gas station right next to the parking lot. This was our first night in our new trailer. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,501.99mi View  |  Edit
Stoney Pond State Forest near Erieville NY 13061 - A car park near a trail that looks like vehicles can travel further back into the woods. I didn’t go, just spent the night here. Minimal travel going by on road - quiet. Good for a free spot while traveling. Lots of bugs though. Along this road there were some pull outs (at least as far as I went down it), not at big as this one. Some trails and looks like I saw some walk in camping as well. I got some cell service AT&T. 5,504.9mi 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
Walmart parking lot - near Harrisburg PA - call ahead at (717) 561-8402 to ask for permission. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,529.68mi View  |  Edit
Chapman Mills Marketplace - Walmart Strandherd Dr - Free, they ask us to park on the side of the street closest to the TD bank (far away from the door). Grocery, movie theatre, lcbo, restos all within the same parking lot. Editor's note: as with any commercial establishment, check with the management before setting up. 5,534.85mi View  |  Edit
IGA parking lot near Mont-Laurier QC - Large IGA parking lot, located next to the superb North Train cycle path. No service. Restaurants nearby. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! Grand stationnement du IGA, situé à coté de la superbe piste cyclable du train du Nord. Aucun service. Restos à proximité. 5,538.91mi View  |  Edit
North East Boondocking at Murray Cemetery - Entrance is to Murray Cemetery on Jack Dale Rd. No facilities. Must email ahead to check availability and get gate opened. Floyd Kelley 5,541.33mi View  |  Edit
Walmart near Ashland Square Shopping Center - Have used several times must park to side of the Walmart. No more than 24 hours per Store Manager. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,541.57mi View  |  Edit
Cracker Barrel Restaurant - Horseheads NY Cracker Barrel Restaurant. We called in advance about staying the night. Manager was very friendly and said we were welcome to stay and also mentioned that they have RV parking. We had dinner and breakfast, food was meh but the parking was free. Our car and trailer are less than 50ft combined and we barely fit in the length of the RV spot. I don’t think a truck and fifth wheel would fit. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,554.04mi View  |  Edit
Boat Ramp near Big Flats NY - Nice boat ramp with morning shade parking. No signs saying no camping or overnight parking. No one bothered me for one night. There's even a possible campsite down a trail and nearby port o potty. Pretty sweet. Saw 2 skunks on the way. 5,557.43mi View  |  Edit
Walmart Super Center - near Rouzerville Commons, Waynesboro PA - You can stay there but park to the left side of the lot close to a field. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,564.14mi View  |  Edit
Super Walmart near Shippensburg PA - Called customer service and verified that we can overnight park our camper 717-532-4240. They ask that we park on the Wendy’s side. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,565.58mi View  |  Edit
Charles Town WV - 24 Hour Walmart - This one has little road noise late at night. Very little activity around and a poorly lit corner for if you don’t have blackout curtains like me yet. Pretty little small town Golden Horshoe Club is really a hidden gem only 20 minutes away. Editor's note: as with any commercial establishment, check with the management before setting up! 5,575.71mi View  |  Edit
Charles Town Casino - We spent one night here when heading south on a vacation. There was an event going on that weekend in the other lot. Was very busy in what the casino calls the South lot. We were able to fit in but was very noisy with trucks and party people. One week later on the return trip back north to home we spent one night and the lot was just about empty and very quiet. I had emailed the casino before we went there and they have no issues with overnight RV parking and you do not even have to register with them once you arrive. They even have a security car that makes rounds a couple times a night. Would recommend anyone to stay here with anything from a camper van to big class A towing a toad. There is plenty of room to turn around and park. 5,577mi 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:,-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
Walmart Winchester VA - 7/14/19 Spent a night here. Saw at least 3 other RVs there (they were all mini class Cs, I have a large 5th wheel) Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,592.66mi 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
Vandermark State Forest - Great quiet location on a dead end forest road. There is a large ash pile in the center of the turnaround where college kids party during the school year. We made camp just off the road to the east. Beautiful. 5,606.79mi View  |  Edit
Tim Hortons Parking Lot near Centre Hastings ON - Large Parking area in the north end of the building near the Pay Phones Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,610.17mi View  |  Edit
Walmart near Quinte West ON - Confirmed with store manager on duty, camper vans, RV’s and Trailers can park here over night. Overnighters must park on the outer parking spots of the parking lot and not use the spots close to the doors. Lots of room. Store hours are 6am to 10pm Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,611.76mi View  |  Edit
Wardensville Hiking in George Washington & Jefferson National Forests near Wardensville WV - We stayed here several days without any problems. Once you hit the gravel road go one mile to the camping spot. Trailhead for Bucktail trail is right here as well. There are lots more camping spots further down the road that are nestled into the trees by the creek but past this first one becomes difficult for an rv. 5,614.68mi View  |  Edit
Halfway Creek Road - near Huger SC - Camped here a lot when I lived in Charleston. Shady live oaks and quiet, especially in winter months. Summer in the low country is difficult with afternoon showers and humidity not to mention the bugs and mosquitoes. Fires welcome. Tent camping mostly but talked to several folks in vans and smaller campers. No hookups or street lights.nice dirt turn around and paved road to access. Palmetto trail also goes through this area, so it’s a nice morning hike or a great trail run. Don’t forget to check out Sewee outpost general store when your on South 17 headed to Charleston on the left. The best cheese biscuits on this earth! See y’all!! 5,628.81mi View  |  Edit
Crabtree falls 4x4 Jeep Trail - Site is located in Tyro, VA in USFS land. Follow Meadows lane off of Crabtree Falls Hwy 56. 4 wheel drive recommended although if your careful you can do it without. It’s a steep narrow dirt road winding up the side of a mountain. About a mile up you'll start seeing multiple campsites located mainly off the left hand side of the road. They are marked with National Forest markers and allow camping up to 14 days. It’s first come first serve. Very secluded and perfectly legal to set up camp. 5,631.62mi View  |  Edit
Birds Creek off Highway 62 near Hastings Highlands ON - Free RV boondocking @ trail inlet (recreation land). Close to town & backs onto atv trails & sand quarry. All locals we met were super friendly. 5,635.52mi View  |  Edit
Welcome Center near Danville VA - This is a welcome center and there is overnight parking. There is a little bit of a view by the car parking lot. It is also close to some mountain bike trails at Anglers Park. Probably good for a person passing through or hitting up the mountain bike trails. Best suited for RV’s or Camper Vans. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,635.64mi View  |  Edit
Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, Event Lot near Mount Pleasant SC - I’ve parked here about three times now and a few overnights. No signage anywhere about parking or overnight parking. I believe it’s an event lot (overflow area) easy access in and out. I’ve been here with a few police patrol cars with out any issues. Quiet at night other than some light road noise. I stayed here with a 35’ class A and a tow dolly. Nothing to hide. Side note, not sure if it’s a good idea or not but there is an outlet on some of the light posts. I’ve used it for power. I wouldn’t suggest coming here during events but I stayed here a few nights in February. The closest you can be to Charleston for free. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,638.92mi View  |  Edit
Multiple Campsites alongside Panther Falls Road in George Washington National Forest near Monroe VA - Multiple campsites located on Panther Falls Road. All of them are located in the George Washington national Forest, so they are free to camp. Panther Falls Road is a dirt road, that is pretty well maintained. I wouldn’t drive an RV down, but very suitable for a normal passenger vehicle. 5,641.02mi View  |  Edit
Elkhorn Lake - Flat area for trailer. Up to 30ft. Near nfs pit toilets, fishing and hunting. Bunch of other sites along this road. 5,642.78mi View  |  Edit
West Falls NY - Bobs Deli Valero Fuel Stop - Allows over night Boondocking has easy to get to gas diesel propane ice food etc. Boondocking friendly 1045 Davis rd west falls ny 14170. Please ask for where to park. Editor's note: and as with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up. 5,651.94mi View  |  Edit
Port Canaveral Boat Launch Parking near Cape Canaveral FL - Very nice spot. Large RVs can fit. 24 hour bathroom. Gets busy in morning about 5am when people start coming to launch their boats. But many parking spots. No one bothers you. Overnight not a problem. And a plus if you want to throw your line out and catch dinner. Many areas close by. Restaurants bars and stores all around. Once in a while a police officer shows up. If you say you are just waiting for sun to come up to get back on road they won’t bother you. 5,655.81mi View  |  Edit
Merritt Island Florida near Cape Canaveral FL - This is free parking, overnight no problem, police rarely ever come by. You can fit RVs, it’s on the river on the side of a bridge. Normal fishing spot for lots of people. I park here often. There are no signs saying no overnight parking. Throw a fishing pole while you are here. If police stop by just tell them you were doing some fishing and your leaving at sun up and they won’t bother you, that’s if they even stop. Dark, no bathrooms, and 4 different spots on all 4 sides of the bridge. 5,658.68mi View  |  Edit
Blue Cypress Lake - This is a county park with no fees. Great for Boondocking here. Rest rooms available. 5,661.1mi View  |  Edit
Lake Okeechobee - Beautiful county property with large oak trees overlooking Lake Okeechobee. Turn left at boat ramp off 78 then go to the left. Old campground with no trespassing signs to the right and beautiful field good for Boondocking to the left. We stayed under a big oak tree for 2 days/nights without anyone bothering us. Game warden storage right next door and they never said a word to us. Nice open field to let kids and dog roam free. Paved path along lake within walking distance. Hidden Boat ramp and airboat paths close by. Beware of huge alligators! We will def be back when down that way!! Best nights sleep I’ve gotten in a while. 😊 5,663.51mi View  |  Edit
Walmart parking lot on Military Rd. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,670.06mi View  |  Edit
Anchor Bar just across from US side Niagara Falls State Park entrance - I have a 45 ftclass A camper four sliders and was asked to leave the park by the Police at 11:30 pm and was told by officers to just go out the park and go to this metered parking lot. Police told me to park there because it was free overnight. Actually this is a better place to park than inside because you end up being closer to the falls than where they put campers in lot 3. This was during Covid 19. Bar was closed so there were no cars in the lot. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,674.23mi View  |  Edit
North Causeway Boat Ramp - New Symrna Beach, FL It offers overnight parking adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway. It is mostly a spot for boaters and their trailers. In total the parking area is approximately 5 acres. 1. 5 acres are paved, and the remainder is grass. Palm trees mostly, so not much shade. We were in our Class C Motorhome, and since boat parking is $10 for 24 hours, we bellied-up and paid the $10. There is an acre that appears to be free parking for cars and vans, maybe travel trailer and motorhomes. Boat ramp restroom facilities are open 24/7. We stayed here on 6-9-2018 for one-night parking in the grass area close to the blacktopped parking lot and restrooms. Yes, this is a free area. Since we had our kayaks, we elected to pay the boat parking fee of $10. This location is approximately 1.5 miles from the beach. Plenty of eateries of all stripes are near. I-95 is about 5 to 6 miles to the west. Easy on and off blacktop highway. The blacktopped parking lot has light fixtures. My iPhone coordinates read 29.153 N and -80.556 W. I had to adjust the coordinates associated with this database because it had the red marker 15 miles out in the ocean. 5,676.35mi View  |  Edit
Lake Moomaw river Side in George Washington & Jefferson National Forests near Hot Springs VA - This is located on national Forest land, there is a driveway that is short that will lead you to the side of the water inlet for lake Moomaw. There is a fireplace already built, and plenty of room for an RV and tents. 5,677.6mi View  |  Edit
Parc Du Belvédère - A beautiful place to spend the night. Park in front of the parking lot with children's activities. Near the lookout point of one of canada's largest open-pit mines. (french: Un très belle endroit pour passer la nuit parc en face du stationnement avec activités pour les enfants près du belvédère d’une des plus grosses mines à ciel ouvert du canada.) 5,679.14mi View  |  Edit
Flying J - If your looking for a place to stay free in the area that has electric, they have 4 electric receptacles at the bottom of the flying j sign. I pulled in with my truck camper plugged and stayed over night with no issues other than occasionally hearing road noise from interstate. It's not the quietest place but it is free. Editor's note: as with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up. 5,683.72mi View  |  Edit
Cracker Barrel - near Clemmons NC - Easy place to pull in for a quick shut eye and very safe area with shopping nearby for groceries. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,688.31mi View  |  Edit
Private land - campsite on working hobby farm. You must contact us for availability. (you must call or email ahead) or 724.445.2244 This site is available for you to use for free if you use a self-contained RV. Overnight stays are limited to two nights. What the campsite looks like - More info at 5,691.16mi View  |  Edit
Bluffton Oyster factory Park - Very quiet and secluded parking lot. Used for boat parking. Sign says Cars left more than 24 hours may be towed. I’ve slept here twice in Dec 2018 and Jan 2019 and had no issues. Not very bright and very quiet. 5,691.56mi View  |  Edit
Walmart - near Mocksville NC - Easy place to pull in and rest up and recharge Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,698.79mi 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
Horns Truck Stop - near Mocksville NC - Safe area to pull over and get some rest. They also have some showers available for the travelers to use as well. Good find! Editor's note: Showers are probably pay showers. As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,699.07mi 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. Safe Travels! 5,700.96mi View  |  Edit
Target Parking Lot - Orlando FL - We frequent a target near a large closed furniture store. Having seen semi’s parked there we spent a night in our hi-lo. We can see the Florida mall from the parking lot but they didn’t allow overnight stays. We’ve had security for this parking lot pass by twice with no issues. The parking lot does get some traffic but around 11 pm it’s quiet until morning. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,702.01mi View  |  Edit
Walmart - near Lake Wales FL - Great apparently safe place, just a bit noisy due to the highway. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,709.27mi View  |  Edit
Walmart in Washington PA - Well lit, seemingly safe. Very noisy from highway and the Walmart muzak that plays all night. One other RV and 2 trucks. Shirtless man walked along the nearby road in the wee hours. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,709.59mi 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
Pilot - near Haines City FL 33844 - can stay 24 hrs only Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,715.55mi View  |  Edit
Walmart - 1825 Downs Dr, Erie PA 16509 - Walmart Parking lot. Has water and electric hookup for campers, garbage cans close by. Right off the thruway. Nearby gas station, hotels, restaurants & the Casino. Good for an overnight stay. Phone number for Walmart ‭+1 (814) 864-7330‬ Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,716.92mi View  |  Edit
Ron Paul Drive in Ocala National Forest near Paisley FL - National Forest Dispersed Camping. 9/5/2020 - road very unsafe at this time due to too much rain this time of year. We were almost bogged down in a mud hole coming in from the south in my SUV. Also, quite a few deep ruts in the road make it very unstable driving conditions. 5,717.71mi View  |  Edit
Pilot near Punta Gorda FL - As long as you are not bothering any one. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,732.62mi 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
Deep creek Preserve near Arcadia FL - Free dispersed camping. You do need a code to get in the gate. Go to ( to get the code. Fire rings and picnic tables available no portable water but there is a porta potty. 5,734.26mi View  |  Edit
Exotic Car Service will let rv folks boondock 1-2 nights behind their location. This is a large level grass area. If you look it up on google, you will see the grass area behind their shop. This is a 5 minute walk to many restaurants and coffee shops. You will need to access the lot from east magnolia street if you are longer than 31 feet. The owner has said if someone needs some free water for your tank he will try and help out. If you have any questions call their location at 863-808-3101 ask for Mark. 5,734.39mi View  |  Edit
Walmart/mall Parking Lot - Fort Steuben Mall near Steubenville OH - Stayed in the parking lot. Parking lot is owned by the mall. Walmart staff said they “could not tell me no”. It was a quiet evening. Lot was well lit. Mall security never stopped. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,734.42mi View  |  Edit
FREE Sumter National Forest Enoree District in Fairfield, Newberry, Laurens, Chester, and Union counties. Free dispersed camping in this area on public properties. This area is adminstrated by the USFS. This area is in the foothills and has numerous large hills to camp and drive around, good for hiking. There are sites right next to I-26 which aren't private at all due to traffic and there are sites abutting towns. But if you venture down the Forest Service Roads and the logging roads, you'll find areas with no people around for miles. Make sure to pick a MVUM so you'll know where private and public properties are and you'll know if your car can handle a road. Most Forest Service Roads can be done in a family car, but an unmapped, unsigned logging road will probably require 4WD. These roads often have grassy cul-de-sacs which are perfect for camping, turning around, and parking an RV. Directions: From Columbia: Get on Main Street, heading north from the state house and stay on this road until you reach the SC-215 junction. Stay on 215 and when you reach the intersection at SC-215 and SC-34, you will have the National Forest on your left. From Charlotte: Get on I-77 south and take Exit 65 to SC-9 west. Stay on this road until it becomes SC-72/SC-121. Just before you reach the junction with SC-215, the National Forest will be on your right. From Charlotte: Get on I-77 south and take Exit 65 to SC-9 west. Stay on this road until it becomes SC-72/SC-121. Just before you reach the junction with SC-215, the National Forest will be on your right. From Charleston: Get on I-26 west, and take Exit 108 to I-126. Once the freeway ends, follow Elmwood avenue to Main Street and turn left. Split left on 215 and when you reach the intersection at SC-215 and SC-34, you will have the National Forest on your left. From Atlanta: Get on I-20 east, and take South Carolina Exit 68 to SC-215 North. When you reach the intersection at SC-215 and SC-34, you will have the National Forest on your left. 5,734.9mi View  |  Edit
Cracker Barrel near Punta Gorda FL - Only over night. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,735.62mi View  |  Edit
Église De Rapide Danseur near Rapide-Danseur QC - A good spot in the parking of the church on the river. Un bon spot sur la rivière au fond de la cour de l’église. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,736.9mi View  |  Edit
77 Truckers Lot near Beckley WV - Gravel lot between Comfort Inn Parking and Italian Restaurant lot. Level and lit and safe. Many truckers park here for the night and no one minded the addition of a camper or two. Constant low level noise from the freeway, no water or electric. Good free pit stop immediately off 77. 5,746mi View  |  Edit
Lake Panasoffkee Wildlife Management Area - 10+ campsites with fire rings and picnic tables. Nice open spaces, great hiking, easily accessible. Register online for free camping @ - Editor's note: This does appear to be free, but REQUIRES A RESERVATION. 5,749mi View  |  Edit
Walmart Brandon - near Brandon FL - Only for one night. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,752.88mi View  |  Edit
TA Travel Center - Seffner FL - Parking good for for 24 hours Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,755.35mi View  |  Edit
Flying J - near Seffner FL - can stay 24 hrs only Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,755.52mi View  |  Edit
Cracker Barrel - near Seffner FL - 24 hours Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,755.63mi View  |  Edit
Church - near Seffner FL - Huge parking lot in front of a church with a basketball court. Very nice and quiet. From a walking distance from restaurant, grocery and a 24h walgreen. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,755.65mi View  |  Edit
Walmart Brandon - near Brandon FL - Free parking, only if you buy stuff. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,756.5mi View  |  Edit
Westfield Brandon - near Brandon FL - Only if you shop there, and stay outside of the valet area. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,756.52mi View  |  Edit
Costco - near Brandon FL - Only for 1 night Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,756.84mi View  |  Edit
Boggy Campground near Saluda, SC - FREE - in Sumter National Forest, past Saluda, SC, I call it Boggy Campground, because it was under half an inch of water when I found it. It's down an unmarked, unmapped fire trail and requires a 4WD vehicle to access, a normal car probably won't make it down the muddy, bumpy road. The site is pretty obvious, for it is a small clearing beneath trees, large enough for a vehicle, a tent, and some people. There is a pile of charcoal where you can have a fire if you're careful. The campsite abuts private property and the fire trail ends at a gate. Don't block the road, don't trespass, and don't harass the owners and theoretically, you should be safe. The place is free to camp at when you get a free permit at the Long Cane Ranger Office in Edgefield, SC, make sure you have the hours. You can camp there for 2 weeks at most. The land is managed by the USFS. It's a piedmont forest with lots of rain. There are several small mondadocks nearby, you'll need a topo map to find them. Saluda is the nearest town with services. It does back up to private property, but there is a chance you might not see the owner since he has multiple driveways. If not, then this place is pretty private, there will be no traffic unless the owner or firefighters come down that way. Low light and noise pollution. Directions from Columbia: Get on I-126 westbound, Take exit 108 to I-20 westbound. Take Exit 33 to SC-39 northbound. Turn left onto US-378. Turn right onto Running Wild Road WARNING: Road is rough may not be passable to a non-4WD car during when wet. Eventually, on your right, you'll see an ungated primitive road, turn right onto it. You will need 4WD. Drive a few dozen feet and you'll find the campground. If you are on Running Wild Road and reach May Branch Road, you have gone too far. From: Charlotte: Get on I-77 southbound. Take exit 77 to US-21 to Rock Hill, split from it to SC-121 and follow it southbound. Eventually, you'll come to Saluda, and turn right onto US-378. Turn right onto Running Wild Road WARNING: Road is rough may not be passable to a non-4WD car when wet. Eventually, on your right, you'll see an ungated primitive road, turn right onto it. You will need 4WD. Drive a few dozen feet and you'll find the campground. If you are on Running Wild Road and reach May Branch Road, you have gone too far. From Charleston: Get on I-26 westbound. Take exit 108 to I-20 westbound. Take Exit 33 to SC-39 northbound. Turn left onto US-378. Turn right onto Running Wild Road WARNING: Road is rough may not be passable to a non-4WD car during when wet. Eventually, on your right, you'll see an ungated primitive road, turn right onto it. You will need 4WD. Drive a few dozen feet and you'll find the campground. If you are on Running Wild Road and reach May Branch Road, you have gone too far. From: Greenville: Start down on US-25 southbound. Eventually, you'll go through Greenwood, SC, when the time comes, split from US-25 and onto US-178 eastbound. Turn right onto May Road. Turn right on May Branch Road. Turn left onto Running Wild Road. Turn left onto the first fire trail you see. You will need a 4WD vehicle, I can not stress that enough. An RV WILL NOT FIT in the campground, it would probably get stuck on the road anyway. Since it is so hard to find, I shall include the geocoordinates for the start of the fire trail. 33.997126, -81.916865 Boggy Campground Fire Trail Names are unofficial, coordinates are official 5,762.14mi View  |  Edit
FREE Sumter National Forest Long Cane District, includes Saluda, Greenwood, Edgefield, Abbeville, McCormick counties. With a free permit available from the District HQ in Edgefield, you can camp for free for 2 weeks at a time anywhere in the forest. Most roads are rough but I've driven on them in a small family car just fine and the dead end roads have grassy cul-de-sacs at the end, perfect for pitching a tent or turning around. Just be careful of possible criminal activity, this land can range from being adjacent to towns, villages, and trailer parks, with a few stores and cell service to places that are isolated from everything but small service roads. Just remember: if you camp on the side of US 378, it won't be private, the deeper you go into the forest, and the more service roads you go down, the more private it will be. If you have a Jeep, you can go down the logging roads which are perfectly isolated. I strongly recommend bringing a 2-Way radio with you. This is USFS land, just pick a MVUM at the office so you know which land is public and which is private. But if you don't do that, then look out for the brown FSR shields or the yellow USFS signs. Directions: From Columbia, take I-126 to I-20 (or just one of the I-20 exits). On I-20, drive to Exit 33 to SC 39. Merge with US 178 in Saluda, you'll want to pick up supplies here. At the intersection with US 378, take 378 west out of Saluda. Once you cross May Road, the National Forest will be on your right side. You'll have to venture down the County Highways to find the service roads and campgrounds. From Charlotte, take I-77 south to Exit 16, take I-20 west. On I-20, drive to Exit 33 to SC 39. Merge with US 178 in Saluda, you'll want to pick up supplies here. At the intersection with US 378, take 378 west out of Saluda. Once you cross May Road, the National Forest will be on your right side. You'll have to venture down the County Highways to find the service roads and campgrounds. From Charleston, take I-26 west to Exit 107, then take I-20 west.On I-20, drive to Exit 33 to SC 39. Merge with US 178 in Saluda, you'll want to pick up supplies here. At the intersection with US 378, take 378 west out of Saluda. Once you cross May Road, the National Forest will be on your right side. You'll have to venture down the County Highways to find the service roads and campgrounds. From Atlanta, take I-20 east to South Carolina Exit 33 to SC 39. Merge with US 178 in Saluda, you'll want to pick up supplies here. At the intersection with US 378, take 378 west out of Saluda. Once you cross May Road, the National Forest will be on your right side. You'll have to venture down the County Highways to find the service roads and campgrounds. 5,767.27mi 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
I-275 Rest Area / Fishing Pier - The rest area is closed but you can park near the fishing pier. No water or anything else. No signs for no overnight parking. Highway noise died down at night. 5,773.4mi View  |  Edit
Pond - Osceola National Forest near Sanderson FL - A right off the main road into the woods. Trail goes straight and curves to the right. Straight was too muddy for a two wheel drive. The right area comes to a clearing with a pond on the left. It looks like there are trails for hiking here but access roads are very muddy. Two vehicles came in, saw we were here and left. Very quiet... very free. Lots of dragonflies, butterflies and those horrible lovebugs. 5,774.53mi 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
Tarpon Springs Youth Soccer - We parked here for a couple nights in our van without any problems. There are no signs anywhere about overnight parking so we figured we would be ok. The 2nd night there were a few soccer games but they were over early and really no problem for us. The ground crew came in Monday morning about 7am so they made a little noise but again, no bother to us. The park is away from the busy streets and right next to a cemetery so it was very quiet. I don’t think bringing a big rv or camper would work, but definitely good for vans and such. Editor's note: might be best to contact the establishment to ensure camping is legal here. 5,782.36mi View  |  Edit
St Albans Roadside Park - City park along river with 3 free RV spaces. Includes free power and water/dump station available. A little noisy from street traffic but right on Kanawha River. 5,782.57mi View  |  Edit
Wild Fitness/Primal Diner - 35700 Lakeland Blvd, Eastlake OH 44095 - Parking lot of fitness facility. Dry camp site. Located right off freeway. Couple minutes drive from exit of 305 or Vine street. Stay for a day or two. Parking is available at the front of the lot. Couple minutes drive from shopping, restaurants, hospital, Walmart and gas stations. Perfect spot to regroup! Restrooms available during business hours M-Saturday. No showers. Please call and let us know. No advance notice needed. Opportunities to take a fitness class or workout. Lake County Captains baseball stadium fireworks some Fridays and Saturdays during the summer at 10 pm. Contact 440-622-1747 Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,783.13mi View  |  Edit
Sawmill Road Campground near Caldwell OH - This is one of about five free campgrounds on American Electric Power former strip mine land that has been reclaimed for recreation. More information can be found at 5,783.76mi View  |  Edit
Lake Chute Locks near Waterford OH - 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. This location is at the Luke Chute lock #5 Free camping register at lock office building outside drop box. Lock attendant is on duty Friday,Saturday and Sunday. Room for 4 or 5 RVs and plenty of room for tent camping. 5,784.18mi 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
A Semi Parking Lot Next to The Hampton Inn naer Travelers Rest SC - Great location walking distance to the town of Travelers Rest across the street from the Greenway that runs all the way to Greenville. It's located in an gravel semi parking lot that was next to the Hampton Inn car parking lot. We asked the hotel desk if it was alright if we stayed the night after we walked thru the town. She said no problem as long as you did not block the entrance and truck turnaround. There was one truck in there when we stopped and another in the morning. We parked on the far side near a grassy area. It was a good 300 yards from the hotel so we were able to run the generator with no problem. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,797.03mi View  |  Edit
McDonalds - Big rig parking and trucks. 24 hour restaurant. Editor's note: as with any commercial establishment, check with the management before setting up. 5,821.2mi View  |  Edit
IGA Food World Parking Lot near Neon KY - Parking area of a food store. Nice owners but do ask them to stay overnight. Consider getting a few grocers in hand before asking. LOL. Probably would allow you to stay without buying though. Parking lot is a little off level but large enough for all RVs. Spot is only for car and RV, no place for tents. Google Neon KY IGA for address. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,824.01mi View  |  Edit
Community Center / Park Timmins ON - Next to the community center there’s a big parking lot, in front of the lake, next to the park. There’s picnic tables in the park and the parking is huge. It’s a beautiful quiet place and we didn’t get bothered at all! No signs indicating no overnight parking. Editor's note: Would recommend stealth mode or checking in with the chamber of commerce across the street to verify this is a legal spot. Please submit a comment if you discover otherwise! 5,827.08mi View  |  Edit
I-75 Rest Stop Lenox, GA - 75 I Rest Area South Bon, Lenox GA 31637 - This is a rest stop just off the highway. Some rest stops don’t allow overnight parking but this one welcomes it. They even have a FREE dump station for RVs. There is enough space to extend slide outs, as well. This area is not private, with the highway directly in front of you and trucks coming and going. If this doesn’t bother you, then this is a great stop. With that it mind, it is really safe with a lot of traffic coming through, plenty of lighting, and nighttime security patrolling the area. The restrooms are newly remodeled and very clean. There is also a long grass section around the building for dog walking which is nice, just beware of the fire anthills; leave them alone. All in all this is not a long term stop, but an overnight is ok. I don’t think you’d want to stay more than a night at such a busy spot regardless. 5,839.44mi View  |  Edit
Wal Mart near Clayton GA - I see other campers parked along edge of parking lot. We did not stay ourselves but there are always campers here. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,851.2mi View  |  Edit
Walmart Supercenter Marion OH - All vehicles (rv included) allowed. Easily accessible. They prefer you use the farthest part of the parking lot but you are allowed to stay here. There is a 24 hr McDonald’s right beside it as well as other restaurants during the daytime. This is a 24 hr Walmart at 1546 Marion Mount Gilead Rd, Marion, OH 43302 Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,862.52mi 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
Walmart Parking Lot - near Fremont OH - Walmart parking lot. Well lit. Manager had me park in the back of the lot between the McDonald’s and car wash. There was also a big rig parked there overnight. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,868.39mi View  |  Edit
Walmart Super Center - London OH - The manager said they allowed overnight parking on the side of the garden center. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,876.85mi 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
Wyandot Service Plaza near Genoa OH - Ohio Turnpike Service Plaza with separate RV parking lot with electric hookup (fee), potable water and wastewater dump (free). Free overnight in the semi lot. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,882.05mi View  |  Edit
Big Snowbird Road Forest Service Campground - Free USFS Campground at the end of Big Snowbird Rd. 14 days for free. From Hwy 143 turn onto Snowbird Rd. After you cross the river, you will eventually make a left to stay on Snowbird Rd (straight is Dick Branch). Cross the river again, make a right onto Big Snowbird Rd. Campground is on the gravel road at the end of Big Snowbird Rd, after passing two spectacular large houses on the right. We stayed at B5, a gorgeous creekside site away from the other sites. Pit toilet at B3/B4 about 1/3mile away. 3, 4 & 6 big enough for a big rig. 1 and 5 slightly smaller. Not sure how many sites since we didn’t trek beyond B6. No cell service. Only water source is the creek. Listened to the babbling water all night long! Be bear aware! A bear crossed through our campsite during the night but left us alone. 5,882.37mi View  |  Edit
Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Area Campground - Year-round free primitive campground available for anyone to use. No marked sites. It is a mowed wooded field with a gravel road meandering through it. Well marked sign designating campground. Could hold maybe 10 rigs. I have only ever seen one or two campers during hunting season. I have confirmed this information with the Park superintendent as recently as this spring. (This was written 8/25/2018.) Located just a half mile or so before the entrance to Chuck Swan on Sharps Chapel Road 10-12 miles off of Highway 33 in Union County TN. Chuck Swan has miles and miles of ATV and horse trails on wooded gravel roads many going down to the shores of Norris Lake where you can Kayak or swim or mountain bike. Norris Lake is a beautiful clean lake with blue water. 5,884.83mi 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
TVN Public Land - Jacksboro TN - This is public land west of Chuck Swan State Forest. Primitive or car camping only, it’s an in and out on a tight road with few places to turnaround. 5,892.26mi View  |  Edit
Jones Creek in Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests near Dahlonega GA - Primitive camping, good mountain biking nearby. 5,892.45mi View  |  Edit
Cabelas in Dundee MI - Designated RV parking area in Cabelas parking lot. There is a dump station and water available. The road noise from the expressway was not too excessive. The location was very convenient for an overnight rest before getting back on the road. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,900.41mi View  |  Edit
Hidden Hood Gem - This a parking lot not owned by the hospital and used by employees of the surrounding medical offices. I worked a medical contract there and was told to dock there as it wasn't Hospital property. It's a rough area, but didn't have any trouble. There is a street light at the corner of the lot I was under. No amenities, but there isn't much else free in the area. Lock up and keep your stuff out of sight and you'll be fine. 5,904.51mi View  |  Edit
Boyd’s Gap Pull Off Overlook in Cherokee National Forest near Copperhill TN - Perfect for any size rig. Part of the Cherokee national forest so overnights are allowed. Better suited for an rv if any size because there isn’t really a place to make a fire. Beautiful panorama. Located at the head of two very nice trails open to bikes. Located in the core of the Ocoee river white water rafting and kayaking area. No hookups. No fires. No restrooms. Location is completely paved. Not level, slight incline throughout. Editors note: This appears to be a trailhead. Please be discreet or report back if you discover no camping is allowed. 5,911.2mi View  |  Edit
Walmart - near Marietta GA - General Walmart parking. Pretty quiet and seems to be relatively safe. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,913.33mi View  |  Edit
Walmart Super Store - OK to overnight here, 3-4 rvs a night! Close to I-75 travels, many places to eat within walking distance! Editor's note - as with any commercial establishment, check with the management before setting up. 5,914.08mi 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
Big Creek Primitive Campground in Cherokee National Forest near Benton TN - The road in is gravel and 8 miles from a paved road. Big Creek Primitive Campground is open year round. There are 6-15 campsites at this location and the maximum RV length is 35 feet. You may stay 14 days at Big Creek Primitive campgrounds. Copperhill, Tennessee at elevation 1457'. 5,916.39mi View  |  Edit
Cabelas - Ackworth, GA - Overnight parking plus a dump station. (Editor's note: as always, check with management before setting up!) 5,918.95mi View  |  Edit
Hickey Gap Campground Chattahoochee National Forest 5,923.48mi View  |  Edit
Rood Creek - near Omaha GA - Nice Campground for tents or RVs. No power or potable water. Toilet is out house. My Scouts loved it as well as the other folks staying there. 5,934.28mi View  |  Edit
Rhea Springs Campground near Spring City TN - Very nice free (donation recommended) campground, Picnic Tables, fire rings, bathrooms, Sites on the lake. Spots 15 to 24 are for the large donation people, who leave everything open, and only come for 1 to 4 hrs in the late afternoon - early evening to start the generator and leave it on all night. These so-called campers are there only on the weekends. There are loose pit bulls at some sites, so for those who own dogs, please take all precautions, as sometimes the pit bull has a notion to attack your dog. 5,934.73mi View  |  Edit
Jackson's Island near Spring City TN - Small free campsite beautiful lake views not well-maintained only has garbage cans, and fire rings. No picnic tables, no bathrooms. 5,935.71mi View  |  Edit
Provincial Highway Public Rest Area - near Batchawana Bay Provincial Park, ON - When entering from highway - beach access park is to right, rest area is to the left. Large open paved parking area, 24 hour heated restrooms, potable water available. Sufficient room for semi to turn around. No signs posted restricting overnight parking when I stayed overnight in early May, 2019. Beautiful beach accessible from rest area parking, picnic tables, elevated grills, no fees required for rest area. Beach access areas are fee areas. 5,968.04mi View  |  Edit
Tuskegee National forest, Bartram Trail Parking Lot near Auburn AL - Small paling lot. Drive past the ranger station and follow sign for trail parking. Some other campers parked here. Gravel road to lot. Only about 30’ long so not big RV friendly. Good for van. 5,969.18mi View  |  Edit
Bartram Trail trailhead parking lot in Tuskegee National Forest near Auburn AL - Nothing fancy but any rig under 25' shouldn’t have a problem. Turn at the forest service sign close to interstate. Only one here a little traffic but the frogs and crickets make up for it. 5,969.18mi View  |  Edit
Pilot Travel Center in Rising Fawn GA - Parking spaces on the right hand side as you come in are good for camping overnight. I believe this location has RV parking as well. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,972.01mi View  |  Edit
Kewadin Casinos near Saint Ignace MI - large parking lot, we Boondocked for free the first night. We decided to pull into an available spot on the outside edge of the parking lot for $15 a night to plug-in electrical and water. It is also free to empty your gray and black water tank as you leave. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,972.08mi View  |  Edit
Interstate 75 Rest Area - near Saint Ignace MI - Large paved parking area, picnic area, elevated grills. 24 hour heated restrooms. Room for semi to turn around. There were no signs restricting overnight parking when I stayed overnight in late April 2019. 5,972.38mi View  |  Edit
French Farm Lake - near Mackinaw City MI 49701 - Dispersed camp sites not managed. There are at least 5 good spots to camp near the lake. Good fishing and sites are accessible by car, SUV, van, and small RVs. No electric or water. 5,972.83mi View  |  Edit
Super Walmart (open 24hrs) - near Panama City Beach FL - Super Walmart, pulled in at 8pm to join 4 other Class C and C RVs in the lot. Parked outside the "Outdoors" side of the building. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 5,978.22mi 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 with in the subject line. Or text to 260 224 4320 5,995.21mi View  |  Edit
Overnight Parking At Indiana Grand Racing & Casino near Shelbyville IN - Off I-74 Overnight parking at Indiana Grand casino. Shuttle bus will pick you up and take you over to the casino for free. Drop off and pickup. Nice food buffet, restrooms, free live concerts on weekends, slots plus now live casino games. Safe lighted parking lot with plenty of space to be away from others most nights. If you don't want to go over to the casino just wave the shuttle bus on when they come by. Have stayed here many times with no issues or questions. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,002.51mi View  |  Edit
Olga Lake in Huron-Manistee National Forests near Tustin MI - USFS. Free. 6,005.37mi View  |  Edit
Huron-Manistee National Forest, MI - Manistee River Trail Clearing - Great spot down accessible forest service road river sweeps around the clearing creating nice sandy shallow banks perfect for camping. high and dry lots of room. 6,019.35mi View  |  Edit
Pratt Lake near Newberry MI - This site is found on the north side of Pratt Lake off the Poplar Camp Road which is approximately 1 1/4 miles past the rustic Holland Lake Camp Ground. Heading west on the Holland Lake road, Poplar Camp road splits off at an angle heading south west. Camping permit is free but must being posted prior to setting up camp. Permits can be downloaded from (search for dispersed camping permit). There is lake access for small non motorized boats. The lake is a designated trout lake. No water or toilets on site. Potable water can be pumped at the Holland lake campground site. Site best for small campers or vans. Generally low traffic, but an occasional local fisherman or orv riding by is possible. 6,020.54mi View  |  Edit
Edge of a bluff along Tippy Dam Pond, at the end of a forest road in Huron-Manistee National Forests. Road is a little steep and sandy in areas, would need a larger vehicle likely with 4 wheel drive but so worth the spot! Beautiful view of the water and sunset. Visited in July 2019, completely legal and free. Not RV accessible, very private unless others journey in. 6,021.36mi View  |  Edit
Love’s Travel Stop near Moody AL 35004 - Stopped for propane. Did not overnight. But we would have if we had known it was here. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,022.22mi View  |  Edit
Nice Car/Truck Camping - Very nice secluded car truck camping area. Room for 3 to 4 spots. Level and with previous fire pits. Quiet. (Editor's note: location may not be exact, but there does appear to be camping along this road and in this general area.) 6,027.28mi View  |  Edit
Several Spots On combs Rd - Hoosier National Forest near Norman IN - Several primitive pull off spots along combs rd south of the hickory ridge firetower. Great hiking to the north. Some spots big enough for full size RV and others smaller. 6,027.38mi View  |  Edit
Chilton Rest Area I65 Northbound MM213 - near Clanton AL - Lots of spaces for big rigs, RVs, etc. Easy ramp access from highway 65. Lovely treed dog walk and picnic area. Bathrooms clean and plenty of light at night. Big rigs setting up for the night and have not seen any signs to not stay so we are parking for the night! 6,029.76mi View  |  Edit
Blackwell Horse Camp - Hoosier National Forest near Heltonville IN - Equestrian camp @ Lake Monroe, IN. Free camping. Primitive, no hook ups. Pit Toilets. Plenty of level grass sites. Seldom used. Half full on Labor day weekend. 6,031.25mi 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
TA Travel Center in Nashville TN - Definitely a one night stop but a great spot to day and overnight park in the heart of Nashville. 15 min walk into downtown. Laundry and showers. no water fill or dump stations. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,045.01mi View  |  Edit
Dispersed Site In Hiawatha NF - Nice clearing down a bumpy dirt road with fire rings in place. No facilities. Totally free and legal as it is in the Hiawatha National Forest. Looks like the locals may use it but I was not bothered the two nights I stayed. Nothing but the sounds of the forest! 6,050.11mi View  |  Edit
Walmart near Michigan City IN - Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,064.57mi View  |  Edit
Mystic Springs Boat Ramp - near Mc David FL - Small campground (7 camp sites) with fire ring, grill, picnic table, and well kept porta John. This site is completely free just have to make a reservation at and register on the website. Reservations can be made day of- that’s what we did. Road is accessible to small non 4x4 as well as a larger van. Would recommend. Can make multiple day reservations. 6,065.7mi View  |  Edit
Paradise Point In Hiawatha National Forest - near Munising MI - Camp for free right on Lake Superior in this beautiful location. Exact coordinates are 46.479325, -86.766776. You can walk out onto the huge flat rocks to watch the surf. Site overlooks Grand Island and Pictured Rocks. There were spaces for about 7 vehicles. Last mile of dirt road is very rough and requires high clearance vehicle. 4WD not required. No cell service. No facilities of any kind. Water available from nature. 6,071.26mi View  |  Edit
Peninsula Point Campsite - Hiawatha National Forest near Rapid River MI - This great site is only 0.6 miles north of the Peninsula Point Light on Little Bay de Noc as it meets Lake Michigan. The site is big enough for 3-4 units, has a gravel drive up to a large flat grassy area ringed with trees, and a stone’s throw of the bay. There is a fire ring and sufficient downed trees for firewood. The site is private, being shielded from the dirt road by trees. It’s located in the Hiawatha National Forest so according to their rules, is a free site. Despite its remoteness, there was LTE cell service (Verizon). The exact coordinates for the site are 45.676003/-86.966352 or 45*40’33.61”N/86*57’58.87”W. There is another smaller site 0.1 miles north from this, also with a fire ring. We saw white pelicans on the water and hundreds of monarch butterflies as they stopped on the peninsula to rest before continuing their migration to Mexico. 6,078.64mi 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: 6,082mi View  |  Edit
Brush Creek Park near Waterloo AL - This park has numerous campsites along the Tennessee River. There are several bathroom buildings with showers. There is also a water hook up at each one of these pad sites. There is also a dump station. All of this is FREE!!! It was very quiet and the scenery was amazing. 6,111.48mi View  |  Edit
Hickory Park- near Gilbertsville KY - Free TVA campground, with several sites perfect for any RV. No 4WD required. Heavily wooded, with a couple sites right on Kentucky Lake. Boat ramp access right in the park. Location approx. 6,124.94mi View  |  Edit
Park and ride with free overnight parking allowed (five days maximum) No trucks over 8,000 lbs. No detached trailers No vehicles for sale More information found here: 6,132.59mi View  |  Edit
USFS Colbert Hollow Rd trailhead lot in Shawnee National Forest near Equality IL - Nice sized gravel parking lot at trailhead on USFS Road 1621 in Shawnee National Forest. Overnight parking permitted. Free parking. About 1/4 mile north of popular Garden of the Gods. No amenities other than trailhead map. 6,135.56mi View  |  Edit
Pt. Abbaye On Lake Superior near Lanse MI - Great tent camping and maybe small travel trailer or pop up. Right on Lake Superior with views of the Huron Islands. 6,137.29mi View  |  Edit
I&M Canal State Trail Parking Lot - About 10 spaces in this lot. No "no camping" signs, and really out in the middle of nowhere. NO bathroom. 6,146.3mi View  |  Edit
Nipigon Husky Travel Center - near Nipigon ON - Truck stop, 24 hour fuel. Restaurant, quick stop store. Overnight parking allowed, 24 hour heated restrooms, showers available (free with meal receipt from restaurant). Parking area is quite brightly light, typical truck stop traffic at all hours. 6,148.34mi View  |  Edit
Walmart Meridian N - Large Walmart parking lot with adjacent Murphy Gas Station. Overnight parking permitted. Relatively quiet. Stayed in the left side of the parking area between Murphy’s and the store. April 24 2019. Editor's note: as with any commercial establishment, check with the management before setting up! 6,152.11mi View  |  Edit
Walmart Neighborhood Market - Starkville MS - Walmart neighborhood market. Just outside of MSU. Editor's note: with any commercial establishment, always check with management before setting up! 6,155.64mi View  |  Edit
Cracker Barrell near Mount Vernon IL - Stopped for an overnight on the way to Tennessee. Once the cars got out of the RV spots we were the only ones. Some road noise but otherwise nice. TMobile and Verizon full bars. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,168.52mi View  |  Edit
Moody's Landing - Small 4 spot campsite right beside the river. It's also right on the right of the road. Very easy to spot. You can camp here for 14 consecutive days. first come first serve. 6,172.91mi View  |  Edit
Sparrow-Kenton Wayside in Ottawa National Forest near Trout Creek MI - It is about 2 miles off of M-28. There are 6 free campsites in this campground. They have drop toilets as well. Very quiet, clean, and you can hear the Sparrow Rapids because they are pretty close. I dove here in my rear wheel drive GMC Savana with no problems at all. It goes from paved to gravel roads to get back here. 6,175.08mi 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
Turkey Bayou Campground off Oakwood Bottoms Rd near Murphysboro IL - Free campground in the Shawnee National Forest. Nice site for travel trailers or tents. Maintained by volunteers, this is a beautiful place to stay. It is four miles down a gravel road, rv accessible. 6,193.01mi View  |  Edit
Holly Springs MS Walmart - Store has limited hours currently (5/27/2020), right side of parking lot (facing the store) had two motor coaches parked for the night. I arrived at midnight, left by the time the store opened at 7. Nobody bothered me but be aware they clean the parking lot around 1am, kinda noisy. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,194.45mi View  |  Edit
The Iron Pig is a restaurant and tavern that has a hand full of spots for overnight boondocking. The owners are big RV people and allow travelers to spend the night in one of there 2 parking lots. The lower lot is flat but can get full with customers so you will want to park as far away from the front entrance as possible. There is a very nice wooded shady area in the far end of the lot just on the other side of the fence that is nice but not as level. The upper lot is not very level but if your not impatient and you can level your RV it is a little quieter and not right next to the road. They did have a shower room and a toilet that I was able to use for a small fee. The restaurant has incredible food and drinks and has a great music seen with bands and karaoke. Also a great place to watch sports. The location is great and it's just a couple miles off of I90/39 I 94 interchange!! You can only stay one night since the county and township frown on longer stays. It is hard to find good boondocking areas in this part of Wisconsin so this is a little gem. The restaurant and bar are open till 2am and serve incredible food up till they close!! The hours of operation are 11am-2am 7 days a week except they don't open till 3pm on Mondays. Please make sure to contact one of the workers or the owners themselves and ask if you can stay. You can text and ask 4023600537 or call the Iron Pig at 608-742-1098 and ask if you can park for the night. Owners names are Andrea and CJ. 6,195.55mi 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
Rest Area and Dump Site off I-55 S near Vaiden MS - I-55 South Rest area and dump site. Left exit. Recommend utilizing facilities before dumping. As of 8/30/2020, Mississippi allows overnight parking but "no camping." Be polite and discreet. 6,212.74mi View  |  Edit
Bass Pro Shop near Memphis TN - Manager was happy for us to stay. There was a huge parking lot with plenty of light and security guard was heavy the entire time. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,228.19mi View  |  Edit
Esther Lake Minnesota State Forest - This is a very remote site on a small lake. Three campsites with fire pits. First come first serve. Incredibly beautiful spot. Level site for tent or van or RV. Last 5 miles on road is narrow single track. Google maps did get us here fine but one fork in the road about 3 miles from campgrounds was confusing. Follow the water access sign at the fork. 6,230.17mi 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
River Bend Park - Saint Charles MO - Large parking area and boat ramp on Mississippi River (Dardenne Slough). No hookups but does have porta potty. 2 miles from entertainment area, fuel, and 6 miles from dump station at Loves. 6,254.07mi View  |  Edit
This is at the Coahoma County Tourism Office. There are no hookups available but it’s a level site in the middle of old downtown Clarksdale, close to all of the blues museums and clubs. We met the director or tourism in one of the shops and he offered the parking lot for a couple of days stay. Please check in with the office before settling in. We kept a very low profile so as to not make competition for the nearby official campground. We are in a camper van fully self contained. It really was nice to be able to walk to all of the places we were interested in visiting. 6,257.91mi View  |  Edit
I-80 Iowa Truck stop - near Walcott IA - Giant truck stop with rv and bus area 6,265.66mi View  |  Edit
Pinewoods Lake Campground in Mark Twain National Forest near Ellsinore MO - Free campground on a lake. 6,267.97mi View  |  Edit
Lindsay Mtn Trailhead near Bell Mtn Wilderness. 6,270.73mi View  |  Edit
Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge near Ashland WI - A well kept gravel road and small parking area. 6,271.07mi View  |  Edit
Heytman’s Landing near Harpers Ferry, IA - Small boat landing with a nice dock on the Upper Mississippi, with direct access to the main channel. Nice secluded parking lot, you can camp up to 14 days! No fee! 6,280.28mi View  |  Edit
Cracker Barrel - At least 4-5 bus/RV parking spots. Editor's note: as with any commercial establishment, verify with management before setting up! 6,282.09mi View  |  Edit
Berryman Trailhead & Campgrounds No fees, No trash service. You'll find 8 campsites, each with table, lantern post and fire ring. Centralized vault toilet, but no drinking water Can accommodated up to 34' RVs. No hookups available at this location Closest towns are Potosi, Steelville This small, remote campground and picnic area located at the site of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp of 1937 provides a quiet setting for escaping from your normal routine. With just 8 individual campsites and a picnic shelter, it is enjoyed by campers, picnickers, mountain bikers, equestrians, and hikers. The Berryman Trail leaves from this recreation area, and traverses 24 miles of scenic Ozark countryside and winding through timbered stands and fields. The hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding offer one a pleasant measure of solitude and quiet. more info at: 6,283.16mi View  |  Edit
Silver Bay MN - This is the location of seven 60' long camp sites on hard top, close to level. There is a constant quiet drone of a nearby plant that is more like white noise. There is a dump station near by. Cell reception. Town near. Very little to no traffic. 6,284.65mi 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
Ravenden Rest Area - near Black Rock AR 72415 - Road side rest area with rest rooms. 6,289.61mi View  |  Edit
Forest Service Rd 410 - Silver Bay MN - Pick any place along FS Rd 410. We stayed 4 nights, our truck and trailer are 52 feet. Even had FS Ranger truck and MN State truck drive by but they just waved. Free and easy to find but bring bug spray. 6,295.51mi 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
Brule River - Brule River State Forest near Brule WI 54820 - Two small sites next to river down a long steep gravel hill at the end of Town Park Rd. Looks like locals use them but we didn’t have any issues. Stayed one night as we were traveling through our truck and trailer are 52 feet. Free and easy to find. 6,300.86mi View  |  Edit
Creekside Spot at Trout Club Public Area - Elk Mound WI 54703 - This is a really pretty public parking area next to a class A trout stream. Mowed grassy area along the creek is set back off the road and there is a concrete picnic table. Fall asleep listening to the creek under the stars! Submitter says: I’m a neighbor to this property and I’m 99% sure an overnight stay would not raise concerns. There have been cars left there for days before anyone checks on them. During the day, the area might see a fisherman park there once a wk so it’s not typically a busy spot. Perfect for a 1-night stay for anyone traveling through the area. 6,306.48mi View  |  Edit
Canaan Conservation Area near Bland MO - Go north on HWY A from Bland Missouri. Turn right onto Boettcher RD. Follow Boettcher road to the fork continue straight onto Bock road. You will have your pick of 3 sites. No water electric or dump on site. This area is popular for hiking mountain biking horse back riding and bird watching. Road is accessible for all vehicles. 14 day maximum stay. Very little to no cell service. This is one of 3 camp grounds. I would advise to check local hunting seasons as some archery hunting is allowed here. 6,311.34mi View  |  Edit
Canaan Conservation Area near Bland MO - Hidden location. From highway 28 in Bland Missouri go north on highway A. Take highway approximately 2 miles and on the right hand side (east) you will turn on an unmarked road at a well maintained mobile home. Road will look like you are taking a private drive. About a half a mile in it will open up and you will start to see conservation signage. Go to the bottom of the hill turn right and you will have your choice of 5 campsites. 14 day max stay. No water electric or dump on site. Road is accessible for all vehicles. Watch for low hanging limbs if you have a high profile vehicle. This location is great for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Little to no cell service. Check with local hunting seasons and regulations as some archery hunting is allowed. 6,312.55mi View  |  Edit
Whetstone Campground in Whetstone Creek Conservation Area near Montgomery City MO - Nice gravel lot in Missouri Conservation area for overnighting. 3 fire pits and picnic tables for tent setups, room for at least 6 vehicles/parties. NO hookups, water, or dump stations. One outhouse. Rough gravel country roads to reach the campground but 4WD not essential. Signage posted saying camping is allowed, and a phone call let me know it’s first-come first served with no reservations, and isn’t likely to be full. Mostly hunters/fishermen. Close to highway but slow travel the last few miles on gravel. 6,318.31mi 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
Bucksnort County Park. If camping here call there is a sign to call the sheriffs office to let them know you are there, they do patrol the area and if no notification is given they may knock on your vehicle/tent. Parking area is pretty flat. This is a moderate traffic area, it is a park, designated catch and release trout stream. Hwy 30 is moderately busy, this is right along the highway. room for 1 or 2 RV's depending on size. No toilets, bring a shovel and TP. No running water so bring that to. A few garbage cans are around. Dam and picnic area is nice, relaxing, watch the trout try and jump the dam, sometimes they do! City of Lanesboro and Preston both have free dump stations, both about 10 miles away. Parking area is about 60' x 60' triangle. Grassy tent area is about 60' x 90' 6,327.58mi 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
Walmart In New iberia - Classic Walmart parking for boondocking on the edge, safe and not too noisy. Editor's note: as with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,333.98mi View  |  Edit
Paddy Creek Campground Mark Twain National Forest Can accommodated up to 34' RVs. No hookups available at this location. No fees, but donations accepted. This recreation area is nestled in a hollow along Paddy Creek, a major tributary to the Big Piney River, 1/2 mile away. It provides a picnic area and 23 campsites. It is located adjacent to the east boundary of the Paddy Creek Wilderness and is one of the 3 trailheads for the Big Piney Trail.Paddy Creek flows year-round and is a crystal clear wading creek. 6,337.22mi View  |  Edit
I-80 Rest Stop near Ladora IA - Rest stop with sewage dump and overnight parking. Editor's note: As of 7/17/2020 Iowa appears allows for overnight parking in rest areas - only in-vehicle stays allowed. 6,340.44mi View  |  Edit
Camping World - Located Right off interstate. A little noisy, completely FREE. Overnight only After store hours 5pm- 8am. Regular 120v outlets located at building. Bring your cords / adapters. No other services. Large RV, 5th wheel, TT accommodated. No tents. Editor's note: as with any commercial establishment, check with the management before setting up. 6,346.8mi View  |  Edit
Flying J - Roberts WI - Truck stop, diesel, overnight parking. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,350.49mi View  |  Edit
Camping near International Falls, MN (Minnesota) near Voyageurs National Park 6,373.28mi View  |  Edit
Harriman Hill Access near Blackwater MO - Wonderful free camp spot by the river. (Editor's note: it appears you access this off of Route M.) 6,383.54mi 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 HAPPY CAMPING!!! 6,385.04mi View  |  Edit
Cabelas in Owatonna MN - Cabelas Store. $5 dump station and free drinkable water. Called and they said to park in the South lot (Which is where the dump station is). Said stay as long as we wanted, although we just stayed one night. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,386.61mi View  |  Edit
Name: Woolum Campground - Part of the Buffalo National River/NPS. Considered a backcountry site so there’s no fee. There’s a large grassy lot that can accommodate at least a dozen tents; if you’d like to you can drive further down the road and camp along the river bank. There are guidelines to follow for backcountry camping (eg. Leave no Trace policies and such), so be sure to read the webpage on backcountry camping on the NPS website for more information. One important thing to note, the road here no longer crosses the river; or can take a little while to drive to the more popular sections of the Buffalo River (45 minutes-1 hour). Still a cool place to camp! 6,386.65mi View  |  Edit
Southern ozark oasis in Ozark - St. Francis National Forest near Hector AR - Great camp site plenty of room and 100m from the highway. Quiet and private. Campfire setup and stargazing is sweet. 6,391.44mi View  |  Edit
Cabelas near Rogers, MN - June, 2019 - overnight IS allowed but only behind the building in a parking lot shared by tractor trailers. I asked one clerk if policy was due to town ordinance and they said no. Cabelas is supposed to welcome RV’s. Not sure why this one requires them to be in the back with big rigs. Of course they come and go during the night and I had one rig pull up near me and ran the engine all night. Between the noise and exhaust, you’re likely in for a short night as I was. There’s plenty of perimeter parking out in front with large spacious parking area. No surprise that I was disappointed in this store’s policy. Still, if you need a place to stop, this offers something. 6,397.57mi View  |  Edit
Grant Nature Area near Pleasantville IA - Super nice free campground, handful of spots including one that’s set really far back (the rest are close to the little driveway/road to the park) lots of cool hiking trails, fire rings, pit toilets and tables. Great little spot 40 minutes from Des Moines and near gas stations right off the highway, super quiet and secluded 10/10. Sort of steep drive to get in so if you have a 4x4 it’s helpful, big rigs would struggle and wouldn’t have much of a place to park. 6,398.33mi View  |  Edit
Flying J - near Russellville AR - A ok place to overnight. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,399.69mi View  |  Edit
Lowes - near Russellville AR - A good place to overnight. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,400.07mi View  |  Edit
Lenox-Marcus Recreation Area - near Amity AR - This is a free camping facility monitored by the Army Corps Of Engineers. Choose a spot with a BBQ table and fire ring. There is a boat launch and parking lot and vault toilets with water available. Lots of spaces on and near the lake. 2 weeks max. The ranger will usually come by once a day to “register” your stay. 6,409.46mi View  |  Edit
Lenox-Marcus Corps Of Engineers Recreation Area - Beautiful campground right on the water! Has vault toilets, potable water, a boat ramp, picnic tables and grills. 2 week limit. The ranger came by my site to get my name and register me. 6,409.57mi View  |  Edit
Montissippi County Park - Canoe or free camping. Has DNR sign stating camping is legal. It is right off the road to the boat landing. 6,411.05mi View  |  Edit
Rutherford Beach - Nice boondocking site next to Gulf Coast. Free. Ok for 2x4, and big rig. 6,412.93mi View  |  Edit
National Forest Site in Chippewa National Forest near Deer River MN - Big enough for a decent sized rv. I’m in a 25’ I would feel okay pulling up to a 36’ camper in this spot. There are a few tent spots but one BIG private lake front site. Nice fire ring and private beach. 6,415.2mi View  |  Edit
Buckville Area - near Jessieville AR - Single camping spot. Can park small motor home. It’s free and overlooks the lake. Just down the road they have composting toilets. 6,415.67mi View  |  Edit
Avant AR - Ouachita National Forest near Avant AR - Great tent camping. Can drive 2wd truck to location. Can launch small boat with 4wd dr truck or great for kayaks. 6,416.48mi View  |  Edit
Apple Road Overlook - Ozark–St. Francis National Forest near Ozone AR - 4x4 Or Dual Sport Motocyle Campground - Possible to fit up to 5 vechicles. Big bluff 100 yards south of camp site. Rock fire pit. Shaded. Turn off forest service road and take the first Right. Pretty tight fit! 6,421.33mi View  |  Edit
Overflow For Pilot Truck stop near Lakeside Hotel & Casino, Osceola IA - Gravel Parking, Large Lot Overlooking Nice Lake and dam. Used as overflow for truck stop, had it to ourselves until 9pm when 3 trucks pulled in. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,423.38mi View  |  Edit
Arcadian Moon 19203 Hazel Dell Rd, Higginsville MO - Winery, Brewery and Resturant that allows camping, Boondocking and evening has a couple of RV spots. It has 4 lakes and plenty of space to have fun. 816-633-2150 Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,427.02mi View  |  Edit
Sartell, MN Walmart - Extremely boondock friendly. Many people have used this place with all manor and sizes of vehicles. Ed note: As always with retail establishments, please verify with the store manager as policies can and do change. 6,427.81mi View  |  Edit
St. Cloud Walmart - This Walmart has been extremely welcoming of boondockers. Several people have used this long term. Be respectful. It’s in a busier part of town but never heard of 'dockers having any issues. Ed note: As always with retail establishments, please verify with the store manager as policies can and do change. 6,428.67mi View  |  Edit
South Toledo Bend State Park near Florien LA - Camped here many times. Showers close by. Flowing river, very safe. 6,436.44mi View  |  Edit
Walmart and Target allow overnight stays in their parking lot at this location. I have called and confirmed with the Walmart. We are heading there tonight. Lots of shopping and restaurants in the area. Editor's note: ALWAYS check with store management before setting up at a commercial establishment. 6,437.01mi View  |  Edit
Montrose Lake Conservation Area, no designated campsites, but camping up to 14 days is allowed. The coordinates are for the North Camping area, the south camping area is smaller, but has a boat ramp. South area is closed during duck hunting season to NON-licensed people. There are several fire rings. The is some camping along the lake. Kayaking dream. Well maintained by the county and is FREE and easy to access. Nearest real town is Clinton, stock up before arriving. No power or water, no dump station. Pack in, pack out! Sites are located just of local highway. Exit I-49 at Adrian, MO, follow 18 east, turn right on RA Follow 18 west from Clinton, MO, turn left at RA 6,440.46mi View  |  Edit
Walter Umphrey State Park was a godsend when my friends and I went to Houston to assist in the relief efforts. We were following leads to free camping areas in the area and found nothing but at my recommendation, checked this site out, and to my surprise! Free camping up to 2 weeks, no fire pits or rings, but great fishing, soft grass, stone picnic tables and RIGHT on the water! 6,459.3mi View  |  Edit
Silver Bridge On Lee Creek in Ozark–St. Francis National Forest near Chester AR - This place is nestled in the Ozarks. It is all free but you need to get there early before all the good spots are taken. This place is a weekend go-to for everyone that lives in the nearby towns and it gets up to 200 people a day. We couldn’t keep count. There are no restrooms or dumpsters so bring a shovel and biodegradable TP along with your trash bags to clean up after yourself. Although it has no utilities for the yuppie campers, this spot has a huge rock formation that is up to 20Ft tall and the natural spring fed water is plenty deep to jump into. Also smaller cliffs for the little ones! Just across the bank there is also a rope swing that is pretty neat. Natural damn isn’t too far from this spot ether and is a fun place to see with some history. Lastly you can pack up and head north on HW 220 and you’ll run right into Devils Den State Park where there are over 12 miles of hiking, caves and a lot more. We took our two kids on our first family camping trip here and it could not have gone better!! 6,468.28mi View  |  Edit
Fort Defiance State Park, IA - State park. Free to camp there. Can get there from Route 9. There are spigots and outhouse-type bathrooms. Pretty quiet there on a Monday night. There are a few campsites there. I pitched my tent on a grassy area, and nobody bothered me, although a few people drove by. It's 20 miles or so east of lakes in Iowa that supposedly have fairly good fishing. It's a little further west and a bit north to Sioux Falls. 6,469.79mi View  |  Edit
La Cygne KS - 399th St - Right Off The Road - There are two locations here. Just down the path from each other. Very close to the road so not much privacy as cars are driving by. The road is a dirt road but manageable in most vehicles. No hooks ups, no electricity, fire pit there and able to fish. 6,477.39mi 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
Primitive camping at Bluffwoods Conservation Area There's a gravel road with a little local traffic. No hookups for RV. This is a gravel parking area and a field with a couple of fire rings. The conversation area has some short trails with views overlooking the river valley. Belongs to the Missouri Department of Conservation. 6,488.44mi View  |  Edit
High Island Beach - This is old hwy 87. The hwy runs for miles just feet from Gulf. Beach is narrow but firm with pebbles. There are some turn outs. 6,488.92mi View  |  Edit
Rest Stop near Muldrow OK - Formal rest stop. Clean bathrooms. No showers. Picnic tables. Walking path. Area for pets. Big parking spots, overnight parking permitted. 6,489.04mi View  |  Edit
Miami, O Municipal RV Park - Free Park, water, Demo, station, no electric, behind the fire station close to a river, 3 days maximum. 6,495.1mi View  |  Edit
Horseshoe Bend near Park Hill OK - Free camping, pit toilets. Paved roads until the park entrance. Gravel roads maintained by county road crews. No specific campsites, just find a spot and setup. Be aware that from March through June it may be somewhat crowded, especially on weekends. At the bottom of the hill before entering the area is a sharp, steep turn that requires power and a narrow turn radius to make in one attempt. Vehicles over 35’ in total length may want to avoid this area, or have a spotter go ahead to watch for oncoming traffic when leaving. 6,500.13mi 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
Bolivar Flats - near Port Bolivar TX - Bolivar Flats Free Beach is open year round. The maximum RV length is unlimited. You may stay 3 days at Bolivar Flats Free Beach. This is one of two free beaches in Galveston County. This is the free beach on the east side of the Bolivar Peninsula. Here the free beach is only 1/4 mile long. It stars at Rettilon Road and goes NE to the wash. The beach is very wide and there are no houses. This area is called "the flats", reached by taking Rettilon Road off Hwy 87 (approx 3.7 miles from ferry landing). Trash receptacles are located on the beach. They are the only thing that is provided. If you need water or a toilet, you'll have to bring it with you. Parking and camping on the beach SW of this section, requires a $10 beach permit. It is good from the date of purchase until December 31st of the same year. You can purchase them at any gas station or “The Big Store” on the island. Everything closes down around 8-9pm so make sure to do so earlier. The beach is only patrolled during the day time so if you plan on arriving at night time just park anywhere and you won’t be bothered until the following morning if you’re in the paid area. Easiest way to understand free/paid is at the end of Rettilon Rd it turns to the sandy beach and if you take a left you’re on the free section and if you take a right it is the paid/permit portion. There are no port-o-potties on this beach and no free/public showers or running water. Make sure to bring everything you need or stop at The Big Store for supplies. I will note that since that’s the only “grocery” store on the island you will be paying a premium. I suggest stopping off in Galveston Island to pickup everything you need prior. Camp fires are allowed, just dig a hole anywhere and you’re good to go. It is windy so you may need gas/lighter fluid initially. The sand is hard packed and easy to drive on. Park as close to the small dunes as possible and check the bolivar tide chart and weather to ensure your safety. The beach has lots of washed up litter, so be kind and pick up a little as appreciation for our free beach! 6,509.74mi View  |  Edit
Route 44 Rest Stop - I-44 W, Vinita OK - A big truck/ car rest area with plenty of parking, 24 hour bathrooms, gas, and food. A great place to crash for the night: no one bothers you and it’s right off the major road. Easy access and easy to find, just look for the rest area sign and pull right in. Would definitely recommend for 1 night on the road. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,510.85mi 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
Woodridge Public Use Area - Woodridge Public Use Area near Berryton KS - Free camping. Plenty of room in parking lot for my 25’ rig. Easy access, signs will lead you straight to camping area. Primitive sites with fire rings. Primitive bathroom facilities. 6,516.94mi 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: 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
NW Of Apple Spring, Tx On NF Land - At intersection of hwy 357 and ft road 527 west (or east) to throw down camping on NF. This is REMOTE camping with associated pro and con. Pine forest with clear under story. 6,526.55mi View  |  Edit
217A Random Boondocking in Sam Houston National Forest near Cleveland TX - Keep in mind that I travel in a Prius. From the 69 take 2025 in what I guess would be a north west direction. As long as loves truck stop is on your left while passing, you’re headed the correct direction. Turn right at 2167 (scenic drive) and continue until you get to 217A (not far..1-2 miles down the road tops) and make a right. Keep heading straight, there is another campground listed on other sites(which would be taking the first left but it dead ends and only has 2 large camp sites, you will pass that up by a mile or two. It’s a random entrance with no street name/sign which you will take a right into. A little forward down what seems to be a 4 wheeler track and there is a large clearing for tent or car camping. Note: this would be best suited for car/truck/suv/tent camping. Once you pass the initial camping grounds on the first left, the path narrows and is lined with trees/shrubs. Anything larger than a standard automobile may get scratched or tear down small trees/shrubs. The entrance into the area is fine for an RV if you’re willing to take the chance down this road. Just a heads up! 6,529.14mi 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
Petromart Truck Stop - Free dump site and water on west side of lot. Large parking lot. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, check with the management before setting up. 6,531.54mi View  |  Edit
Brazoria County Beach (Near Surfside) Free Camping on San Luis Island near Brazoria TX - Free beach camping up to 14 days, beach access roads 1-5 are completely free for camping. Tents, Rv, travel trailers etc! There are some porta potty’s on some parts but as of June 2020 none at beach access road 4 or 5. 6,538.27mi View  |  Edit
Wal-mart - Multiple trucks parked in the lot. 12-28-18. There are no signs that say no overnight or truck parking. Editor's note: With any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,541.37mi 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
Swan Lake Boat Launch - Brazoria TX - Quiet boat launch that has plenty of room to park and rest. You can park your camper and rest for the night. Safe area. Only boat and kayak traffic. 6,543.9mi View  |  Edit
Several Boondocking Spots - near Sam Houston National Forest, Montgomery TX - Several camping spots along the lake. Easy access, beautiful vegetation even a gravesite from 1931 along the way. Be warned people leave trash, I saw a tv, vehicle car seat and other needless trash. Very shady. 6,560.66mi View  |  Edit
Nichols Park - near Henryetta OK - Free camping area. No hookups. Picnic table, grill, and fire pit. 7 sites available. Lake with small beach. Website provides a little information. 6,562.19mi 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
Derby downs Rodeo Grounds near Watertown SD - Derby downs. Located on North side of golf course road. No amenities but flat safe and quiet. It is a rodeo grounds and used weekends for rodeos a few times a year. It has a large grassy parking area where people park overnight with horse trailers and animals that need exercise. 605-882-6260 Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,575.75mi View  |  Edit
Marysville City Park in Marysville KS - Free 7 days camping w/hookups per 30 days. City of Marysville has 8 to 10 spots with electricity and potable water. There is a dump station next to the park restrooms. Nice small town with good food available. Nice theater, the owner Alex Schultz refurbished it with upgraded seating. 6,577.9mi 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
Rest Area off State Highway 96 near Piedmont KS - Rest area with large parking stalls, a dump station, bathrooms, and picnic tables. Overnight parking allowed, one night limit. 6,581.44mi View  |  Edit
LCRA Matagorda bay Nature Center - near Bay City TX - Free overnight parking 24 hours in a paved parking lot directly on the bay. Beautiful nature center facility with an RV Park for those who prefer hookups. $6 dump fee if that’s all you need. Great pier and beaches. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,588.16mi View  |  Edit
Geary State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area near Junction City KS Camping: There are primitive overnight free camping sites, a boat ramp, and picnic shelters. Public hunting lands surround the lake. Location: Geary State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area is 10 miles south of Junction City. The 97-acre lake is surrounded by 180 acres of public hunting land which harbors good numbers of quail, pheasant, doves, squirrels, rabbits, white-tailed deer, beaver, muskrats, raccoons, coyotes, bobcats and numerous non-game birds and animals. Migrating Waterfowl: The lake also serves as a stopover area for migrating waterfowl in the fall and spring. Several food plots are maintained each year to provide winter food for birds and other wildlife. Fishing & Hunting: The lake is an excellent clear lake. The lake has been stocked with black bass, walleye, saugeye, channel and flathead catfish, bluegill and crappie. The lake and public hunting area are open year round. Picnic tables, fireplace grills and camping areas are available for public use. 6,594.14mi View  |  Edit
Gladstone Park near Wausa NE - Campground in the tiny village of Wausa, Ne. Donation box at entrance. No signage indicating maximum length of stay. Showers. Small grocery store, gas, propane, bar in the village. I was at the park this morning (5/27/20) and the sites are open for business, however restrooms and showers are locked. , 6,609.36mi View  |  Edit
Magnolia Beach: Well known boondocking on the beach. There’s usually several other RVs here but you can almost always find a spot. There are bathrooms and showers here as well. Very clean. There’s very little tide here. The road is sand and crushed shells so it’s very hard. I see some class A and larger 5th wheels here too. Near Port Lavaca TX. 6,621.78mi View  |  Edit
Ottawa State Fishing Lake near Minneapolis KS - Free camping in shady spots by a lake. Beautiful area. 6,631.28mi View  |  Edit
Washita Casino - Fuel station with huge parking lot. Well lit and cameras of course. There is also a truck parking lot directly across the road for semis. The sign says no trucks but that because they don't know what truckers have so that's why it's posted. The security guard gave us full permission to park anywhere along the fence of next to a light pole. Easy in and out with anything plus you can get fuel coffee or even buy things if you want. Editor's note: as with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,639.74mi View  |  Edit
Roberts Point Park near Port Aransas TX - Local city park that allows overnight fishing. No camping signs posted, however, I stayed here for three nights in a row with no problems. Security drove by numerous times, but didn’t stop or tell me to move. (Could be possible that they are being lenient due to vehicle traffic and overnight camping on the beach are not allowed at this time.) Safe, well-lit parking areas between the city marina and ferry dock. Restrooms available. Picnic tables available. Trash cans. Pet area with waste bags. No hookups. Electric outlet in restroom. Pretty quiet at night, even with the huge barges passing through. Most of the noise at night is waves crashing when the barges pass. Good fishing. Be sure to bring lots of mosquito spray! They are vicious!! Convenience store within walking distance. Editor's note: based on description, we recommend that you check with the management before setting up! 6,657.01mi View  |  Edit
Cedar Creek park - near Whitney TX - Army Corps of Engineers campground. Free. 14 day limit. Great fishing sites. Tents ok. Large vehicles ok but not too many sites. 6,657.43mi View  |  Edit
Soldiers Bluff Park Campground - near Clifton TX - Army Corps of Engineers campground right next to the dam. Free. 14 day limit. Busy in the summer. More picnic sites than campsites. 3 sites have hookups but must be reserved for camp hosts or left over from when it was a pay campground. Fishing nearby. Any size vehicle. No pull throughs. 6,658.21mi View  |  Edit
Beach Camping near Corpus Christi TX - Although you can camp for free, a year pass can be bought for $12 from the local IGA to drive on beach. Go to access 1 A, Beach is hard packed easy for 2x4, TAKE A RIGHT, And drive to marker 33, EPIC, Trash cans, porta johns throughout. 6,658.75mi View  |  Edit
Walling Bend Park - near Clifton TX - Army Corp of Engineers campground - Some sites right on the water. Accessible to any vehicle. Porta potties. Group pavilion available. Boat launch. Similar to other COE parks in this lake. Not as many sites but some secluded. Free-14 day limit 6,659.2mi View  |  Edit
Steele Creek Park - Steele Creek Park, Morgan TX - Free camping at Army Corps of Engineers (COE) Park - Lakefront camping 6,661.59mi 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. 6,669.98mi View  |  Edit
Padre Island Dispersed Camping - Lots of places to tuck in all along this beach - 60 miles of it! Beware of soft sand. High clearance 4wd recommended. 6,678.46mi View  |  Edit
Dude Ranch near Oacoma SD - Boat ramp, bathroom, waterfront, quiet. 6,694.92mi View  |  Edit
Country Clean Laundry, 311 W Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX - Parking over nite 1 nite ok. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,701.3mi View  |  Edit
Steel Drum Wash Laundromat New Braunfels TX - You can stay one nite. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,713.1mi View  |  Edit
Lake Byre Recreational Area near Kennebec SD - Open area, no trees. No hookups. Has a Toilet house. Small covered slab with grill. No tables. Right on a nice lake. There are RVs, campers, cars, & vans here now (5/23/2020). Easy access for even the largest Vehicle. Small dock on the lake. Five day camping limit. Lots of space. Dirt road from the highway all the way to the recreation area. Seems well-maintained. If you follow the road all the way to the end and pass the cattle gate the road gets rough. Small boat launch. 6,714.09mi View  |  Edit
Valero Truck Stop - Round Mountain TX - Large gently sloped parking lot. Stayed here for a few days, nice and peaceful occasional road noise, and sheep for neighbors. If you ask nicely, the store manager will let you fill your water tank from a faucet at the rear corner of the building. Open 24 hours with decent restrooms. Overall a good place to spend a few nights when passing through. We parked behind the VFD building in the SW corner of the lot. Free. Editor's note: always check with the manager to verify. 6,722.68mi View  |  Edit
Kiowa State Fishing Lake near Greensburg KS - Free. Just a block or so north of town. Signage. Playground. Pack it out. Train but not bad during the night. Dispersed camping. Lovely lake. 6,733.94mi View  |  Edit
Vivian Rest Area - Vivian SD - This appears to be an old rest stop. Oval driveway. Overhead lighting. Room to park with room for another to pass by. Much quieter than truck stop near by. Very flat cement. Note from 8/2/2020: We went here but the lights weren’t working and 1 car was parked and kind of hidden next to a stone pile. None of us had a warm and fuzzy and with 3 kids in tow, we didn’t risk it. Maybe they were boondocking too, but we weren’t sticking around to find out. 6,738.14mi View  |  Edit
National Grassland Car Camping in Fort Pierre National Grassland near Vivian SD - This location is on the Fort Pierre National Grassland just north of 90. There is a dirt road with a sign labeled Monument Dam that goes quite a way into the grassland. This road is accessible by most vehicles, but not large RV’s. We have a 4Runner pulling a small pop up camper and made it just fine. Part of the road had multiple lanes and some pullouts. We chose one of those on 7/2/20. We were on the top of a hill and experienced beautiful views and a phenomenal sunset. In the evening we walked down to a small pond and watched frogs hop around. There were 2 other vehicles that used the same road to camp on the night we were there. One of them popped up a tent for the night. Overall, we were pleased with the spot on our cross country drive. Editor's note: based on satellite maps, location may be approximate, but the general area is correct. 6,738.15mi View  |  Edit
Richland Reservoir Dispersed Camping in Fort Pierre National Grassland near Murdo SD - National Grassland dispersed camping. Vault toilet, lots of space for several sites. 1 bar of Verizon LTE. 6,740.41mi View  |  Edit
Dam Road in Fort Pierre National Grassland near Murdo SD - Beautiful rolling hills. No amenities, but total seclusion. 6,740.42mi 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
Nelson Lake Recreation Area - Center ND - Several free campsites with fire rings, trash and one port-o-potty by the boat launch/fishing pier. Gravel roads and most spots are not level. Limited sites. First come first camp - sign says partnership between Federal Land, ND forestry and Minnkota power company - huge power plant on other side of lake. Arrived Saturday afternoon and was packed with ND license plates- lots of RVs - some huge - cars and trucks. Was empty by Sunday night so must be a local weekend spot - ND is the least visited state after all which I like as Monday and Tuesday we had the whole park to ourselves which was awesome! We stayed in a truck and tent through Tuesday. This place was so great I wanted to selfishly keep to self but there are no ND boondocking spots so I thought I'd share. Enjoy! 6,751.19mi View  |  Edit
Nelson Carlson Lake—Free Camping near Douglas ND - Close to Minot and a nice spot between two small lakes. Only about 5 spots for camper/travel trailers but more spaces for tents along the lake shore. We went late April so there was only day company and we had the place to ourselves at night. When it’s later in the season and more campers stay the night, it will be a little crowded I’m sure, but it was an awesome little place for a weekend getaway. Has bathrooms but not very well up kept, bring your own TP. Fire pits are at every site, charcoal grills and some concrete picnic tables as well. Lake beaches are actually pretty nice. 6,754.91mi View  |  Edit
Caliche Road Behind Love’s Truckstop near Comfort TX - There is a road that curves around the truckstop. On one side of the road is the truckstop. On the other side is a park of some kind. 18 wheeler trucks use this curved road as overflow overnight parking. We stayed at the intersection of the curved road and a small caliche road that appears to go into the park. It was great. Just the right combo of isolated (we saw several deer in the morning) and accessible. Numerous trucks were parked here so I am confident it is permitted. We last stayed in July, 2020 and will likely stay again. 6,758.01mi View  |  Edit
White River City Park - The city park in White River has 6 spots to park RVs, and plenty of space for tents. There are trees for shade, and there are bushes that conceal tents from the street. Unclear if crime is a problem here, but everyone seems nice enough. A good stop for a night on a road trip. If you came into town on 44 east, then keep going straight. There will be two baseball fields on the right, then the park will be after that. 6,762.08mi View  |  Edit
Potters Pasture near Brady NE - A mountain bike and hiking trail system. Free camping is available. There are two porta johns. There is a large open flat field, prob 80mx20m. Should be accessible by all vehicles except during lots of rain. Also trees for some shade. Several different areas with makeshift tables and fire pits with benches. There is no cell service at this site. It’s not far off the highway, but it’s about 4 miles of dirt road to get here. 09-2020 6,767.81mi View  |  Edit
Harmony Lake near Hazen ND - End of gravel road. Nice bay, free camping for up to 10 days. Good bluegill fishing. 6,769.56mi 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
Mill Park near Curtis NE 69025 - This is a little rodeo arena park just west of Curtis, Nebraska. The first three days are free. There are 5 hard stands with electric and water. Curtis is the Easter City and home of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. Curtis is a quiet community of about 700 people. It is easily accessible with 2wheel drive vehicles. The roads are paved. I live in the community and find it very peaceful. 6,776.4mi 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
Karrer Park, NE - 7 free campsites (donation option available). Electric hookups, water on site, dump, restrooms and showers. 6,784.1mi View  |  Edit
Steak House - Large open parking area between Steak House and Chevron - appears to be heavily used by trucks. 6,787.36mi View  |  Edit
Haskell City park - Haskell TX - Great stop. In a city park next to a river. Has water, electricity, and septic if needed. FREE for first night only. 6,787.94mi 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
Truck Stop - We camped here overnight, after Badlands park was washed out due to flooding, very well lit truck stop, will camp here again if camping in Badlands national Park is inaccessible. 6,798.27mi View  |  Edit
near Kadoka SD - Large parking area for trucks can be noisy. Parked in a corner and had privacy. 6,798.31mi View  |  Edit
Schreiner City Park near Junction TX - Dispersed sites Central water No toilets Tent & RV camping: Free No bathrooms in winter Stay limit: 3 days Elev: 1696ft ~ 517m Tel: 325-446-2622 Nearest town: Junction Address: N 1st St, Junction TX 76849 Coordinates: , Activities: Swimming. Bigger rigs not a problem. 6,806.27mi 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
Paterson Lake State Park - 8Th Street Southwest, Dickinson ND - This is a free dispersed campsite. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted. Parking next to the lake. Dirt road /washboard. Clean and quiet. Very friendly people. 6,830mi View  |  Edit
Beautiful View at Buffalo Gap National Grassland near Wall SD - We noticed many RV’s parked and drove out to check it out. Great area. Lots of room! 6,832.48mi View  |  Edit
Canyon rim camping - Buffalo Gap National Grassland near Wall SD - Super sweet spot. Just past the edge of the Badlands into the Buffalo Gap Grasslands, as you are leaving the Badlands headed north, on your left is a cell tower and on your right is a dirt road and more cell towers. Camping and RV friendly. Amazing views. Terrible when wet so beware. Editor's note: location may not be exact, but there appear to be a number of dirt roads in the area. 6,832.95mi View  |  Edit
Pugh Park near Christoval TX - City park on the river, super easy to get to from the highway. Feels remote. Lots of swim areas with rope swings. Max stay of 3 nights. 6,845.35mi View  |  Edit
Buffalo Gap National Grassland, South Dakota, near Badlands National Park. 6,848.82mi View  |  Edit
Smokey Gardens - This used to be a small lake but it went dry. The community is working on getting water back in it. There are lots of free campsites along with two restrooms, a disc golf course, a playground, and lots of fire rings. Here is their Facebook page 6,854.02mi View  |  Edit
Custer GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST - Reva Gap Campground - Free camping by a landmark called "The castles" a must see! 6,860.84mi View  |  Edit
Dispersed Camping in Little Missouri National Grassland near Medora ND - Grassy area off dirt road. Room for a few campers. 6,863.66mi View  |  Edit
Lake Side Concrete Pad at Hamilton County State Park near Syracuse KS - At the sign near 38.034626 -101.817114., take the two track south toward the lake. There is a 12x10' concrete pad. Accessible up to small RV. No fires or other amenities, short grass prairie, dark, quiet, and except for coyotes. This is Hamilton County state park. Lake may be down. 6,867.35mi View  |  Edit
Hamilton wildlife Refuge - Hamilton County State Park, Syracuse KS - Very small reservoir with a gravel road running around the perimeter. Camping allowed per the signs. Not scenic, but legal. 6,867.38mi View  |  Edit
Cimarron Trail Head - Cimarron National Grasslands, near Rolla KS - This is the start of the Cimarron Trail. Great spot for an overnight. Woke up to birds signing and butterflies all over the place. Have not seen another person while I was here. Editor's note: Shows as the "Conestoga Trailhead". 6,869.26mi View  |  Edit
Sanford-Yates Campground in Lake Meredith National Recreation Area near Fritch TX - Great place, clean. 25 to 30 free sites for tents or rv’s without hookups. Picnic table, fire ring, bathrooms with showers. Easy access for big rigs. AND if you want power and water on one of the 20 other rv sites with cement pads go to the bait shop to pay. There is a free dump station about a mile away (on the road going into the park). 6,873.11mi View  |  Edit
Cedar Canyon Lake Meredith in Lake Meredith National Recreation Area near Fritch TX - Only saw dirt parking area for campers/ rv’s. Busy on the weekends. No hookups just a small bathroom. More of a younger party crowd, but good for the night. There is a paid boat launch area here. 6,873.8mi 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
Lake Meredith Recreational Area near Fritch TX - Completely free. Easy access with a 2wd vehicle. Just follow the road until it turns to dirt and continue on. It opens up into probably 10-15 acres of open field with free camping right on the water. No water available but there is a bathroom. Easy dry dirt road, But we went when it hadn’t rained in a while so the ground was solid. Getting in is easy. Large Rv friendly. The road In/out has a pretty steep and tight switchback. But my wife and I have walkie talkies, so I had her head up to the top and make sure no one came down until I made it. Decent fishing, kayaking was fun but the water there is choppy coming off the main portion of the lake. Water stays shallow for like 100 yards so the kids had a blast fishing and the majority of the lake bottom is either grass or mud. Weekend was pretty busy but the weekday was nice and quiet. Probably 10 cars across 1/2 mile of waterfront. 6,874.57mi View  |  Edit
Fritch Fortress - Lake Meredith - One of the many areas at Lake Meredith to be able to camp for 100% free. Only a few minutes from a bait shop or the town of Fritch where there's gas, groceries and restaurants and other stores, or a few minutes more into Borger where there's a super Walmart open 24 hrs. This particular location has a free shower house, picnic tables with awnings and grills and newly installed rv hookups with electric and possibly water by now. Has beautiful views, cliffs and hiking, if in summer look out for rattlesnakes, copperheads and yellow belly moccasins, over the lake and not far from water for fishing, you will need a fishing license unless using cane pole with bobber. 6,875.32mi View  |  Edit
Kmart Parking Lot - near Alliance NE - Kmart is closed and out of business, the parking lot is not maintained, and it is noisy from McDonalds across the street while it is open. That being said it had plenty of room and easy access for a 40’ class a with tow. Good for an overnight stay when the truck stop next door is full. There are no other options on this part of Rte 385. This is a really small town and I could hear the train depot from miles away. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,884.53mi View  |  Edit
Amarillo Travel Information Center near Amarillo TX - A large parking area, patrolled by security 24X7, with nice restrooms. Nicely landscaped, and located across I-40 from a Flying J/Pilot truck stop for snacks, coffee, fuel/automotive, and other truck stop amenities. We stayed here in our travel trailer, but saw others in cars, vans, and overlanding rigs. 6,886.46mi View  |  Edit
Buffalo Gap National Grasslands near Oelrichs SD - Overlooks Limestone Butte Reservoir. Cows for neighbors and nice views. Off of Hwy 18 South or Hwy 385 North, take 18 East at the small town of Oelrichs. Just past the limestone butte, there is a road off to the right heading south which enters the National Grasslands. We camped here in September so the road was dry. We could see ruts though and if it had been raining or the ground wet, we would not have tried it with our 35’ RV. 6,886.63mi View  |  Edit
Boulder Hill Road, Rockerville, South Dakota: There is a nice, easy hike to some scrambling rocks called Boulder Hill. Fire rings are available from the Black Hills National Forest office, when permitted. We chose propane. Ranger drove by due to false alarm hiker injury, talked to us, while standing next to our tent and had no problem with us being there. Camping along this road is allowed, anywhere, up to 330 ft from center-line of the road and 1/2 mile from any house or established campground. We set our tent up in the flat area right off the road and had no issues. There are more flat areas further into the trees, off the road. Given there's a trail across the road, it is well traveled. Most hikers were discrete, or would come back when we were not 'home.' The road to get there is packed gravel/dirt. It was a bit bumpy, washed in some areas, but not too bad for my Mitsubishi Mirage. It had just poured torrential rain and was still passable on the main roadway. 6,889.52mi View  |  Edit
Culbertson Park - near Culbertson MT 59218 - It’s a city park, that allows RV parking over night up to 5 night, free dumping station. Don’t be deceived by the google directions; take the 4th st (dead end, you will see parking lot on your right). They also have bathrooms, picnic area, playground and grills. There is room for 5 rigs. 6,891mi View  |  Edit
By The River near Culbertson MT - Certainly need 4wd to get to it, free, very secluded. About 10 min off a main road. 6,892.74mi 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
easy access loop close to Custer SD in Black Hills National Forest - We found this spot on a hunting map. Gertie Rd in Hill City. it’s a dirt road about 2 miles from town, 10 miles from Custer park. the spot is a loop right off the road so you can pull through. Two bars of Verizon. we stayed for four nights with our three kids in our travel trailer. Lots of bees on site, but they didn’t bother us too much. 6,899.82mi 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
Song Dog Rd near Black Hills National Forest, Hot Springs SD - Peaceful location south west of Wind Cave National Park. Take a right on to song bird road when approaching from the north. I believe you can set up any where along this road but we took a grass path turn off after the first driveway on the right. Beautiful, quiet, and plenty of flat areas. Turn off road is rough and rocky. Wouldn’t recommend a trailer or large RV. Our passenger van made it just fine. Editor's note: location appears to be approximate, see directions above. 6,901.78mi View  |  Edit
Roosevelt’s Hideout - Want to camp above deadwood with amazing views and trees? This is it. Little speck of NFS land offers 10 min access to Deadwood and is a very nice little campsite. I stayed there for 5 days in my truck camper. U will NOT get a travel trailer in. This site offered phenomenal tent camping and plenty of firewood. No water. Good privacy! Very quiet 6,902.06mi 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
3 Stump Camp Spot, Old Salt Rd in Black Hills National Forest near South Lawrence, SD - beautiful area easy access. 6,903.76mi View  |  Edit
Forest Service Road Camping in Black Hills National Forest near Custer SD - This site is on USFS property. There is a semi-rutted dirt road that leads the way off of 16 to this site. RV’s would prob not make it but our 4wd vehicle pulling a small pop up camper did. There are multiple pull outs along the road that seem campable but a few that have no vehicles beyond this signs that would not be campable. There were a few people walking their dogs up here the first night we stayed and a couple OHV’s but other then that it was pretty quiet! There is a very small private property way up this road surrounded by a barbed wire fence so make sure you look at Google Maps to make sure you are not on it. 6,904.69mi 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
Forest Service Road FS2841A in Black Hills National Forest near Custer SD - This location was near another reported Boondocking location. I didn’t see a pull out for the other location, so pulled down this FS road to find a good primitive campsite. I camp in my suv, so it worked for me. There are locations one could pitch a small tent if needed. There was even a small established fire ring. Editor's note: probably not suitable for larger vehicles / trailers. 6,905.22mi View  |  Edit
Spearfish Canyon near Spearfish SD - This is National Forest land. There are several pull outs and trail heads where one can park overnight. Some of the spots will accommodate an RV, other spots only cars. 6,905.76mi View  |  Edit
Pecos River over look Amistad National Rec Area. This site is on a bluff over looking the Pecos river near where it dumps into the Rio Grande. There are several areas to camp near beyond this place. It is for the most part level, flat either asphalt or mowed grass over soil. It is easy to find at night, other areas one maybe able to camp are more difficult to find but more secluded. I suspect in the 'season' it is busy and summer HOT. It appears to be derelict. I suspect not much privacy at this place. Mike 6,906.18mi View  |  Edit
NF camping in Black Hills National Forest near Spearfish SD - A forest road at the end of a driveway. Drive states no parking at anytime due to narrow width and it leads to private property. However once you pass the house the NF boundary is posted. Road is rocky at first to keep normal cars out. After rocks is a dirt trail. Drove in with a Subaru Outback without issue. Would recommend 4WD and good ground clearance. Found a pullout a little ways in where we could set up camp. Spent the night and did see a Jeep coming up the road the next morning to do some exploring in the NF. 6,906.83mi View  |  Edit
Pecos River Amistad National Rec Area This is a large boat trailer parking area in the Rec area. It was mostly abandon when I was here in Feb 2020. I suspect it was off season. The ramp is silted in. Parking is not level on asphalt.There is running water, and toilets, picnic areas, good river view, and numberous places to car camp Mike 6,907.03mi View  |  Edit
Isolated Wilderness - This site is only accessible with a high ground clearance vehicle. May be impassible after heavy rain. However, in July, we found green grass with abundant wild flowers, red raspberries, blueberries, and springs under pine trees. Stayed 3 nights and saw no one. Convenient to Custer and Jewel cave. 6,907.57mi View  |  Edit
Bayard City Campground - Bayard NE - Three sites. First 2 nights are free. $10/night thereafter. Each site has 50/30/20 electric hookups & a water spigot. No dump station. Gravel lot South of city park. 6,909.79mi View  |  Edit
Red Lake Trailhead - Ended up sleeping here a night, gorgeous scenery and wildlife out. 6,913.95mi View  |  Edit
Campo City Park near Comanche National Grassland in Campo CO - There’s spaces for 3 or 4 RV’s but the tree limbs are probably too low for larger rigs. We tent camped in the park with our motorcycles. There are picnic tables, BBQ grills, and restrooms available for use. Plenty of shade from all the trees and since the elevation is so high, even summer nights are cool. The first three nights are free. No hookups, but there’s water faucets in the park and trash bins nearby. RV’s park on north side of park. Do not drive on grass. Between 6th and 7th streets on the east side of Hwy 385/287. Campo, CO 6,917.02mi View  |  Edit
Pilot Travel Center near Vega TX - Stayed here very large parking lot for cars / RV. Big station, well lit, constant traffic. Some road noise but good amenities and hot showers. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 6,925.45mi View  |  Edit
John Martin Dam near Hasty CO - Easy entry from the road. Washboarded road in about half mile. Plenty of beach space or marked camping areas. No shade at the beach access but trees around camping spots. From Hwy 50, cross the dam and head to the first access road to the right marked by large camping board with notices. 6,927.77mi 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
Brownfield Tx Coleman city park - Free camping with electricity. Nice place, friendly other campers, Mostly vehicle camping. There is a donation box. Just off US highway 62 6,934.3mi View  |  Edit
RV Park - Muleshoe TX - Free RV sites with hookups. Up to 3 nights free, then pay per night. No shade so AC needed. 6,952.14mi View  |  Edit
Oxbow State Wildlife Area near La Junta CO - Off HWY 50. Gravel road 1/10 mile to gravel parking area. 6,953.53mi View  |  Edit
Forest Road 1257 in Thunder Basin National Grassland near Newcastle WY - Awesome spot for the night. Got about 2 bars with Verizon and LTE data. Nice sunset! Editor's note: this location appears to be approximate, but there seem to be other pull-offs nearby 6,962.56mi View  |  Edit
Lake Meredith - Operated by Crowley County. 100% free. No designated spaces—campers park wherever there is space. Very busy some weekends. Boat ramp. No water, no dump. submitter's note: I'm camped here right now, and it’s been a busy weekend—first weekend of June 2018. 6,966.57mi View  |  Edit
Lake Meredith - Free camp area provided by Crowley County on the north shore of a large reservoir. The only FAA designated seaplane area in Colorado as of June 2017. No services except for one pit toilet. No potable water. No dump station. Ground is fairly level. No specific camp sites. Periodically patrolled by local Sheriff. Very popular in the summer, but plenty of room for any size RV. Gravel boat ramp. Easy access. Go east on CO State 96 from Ordway, approximately 3.5 miles. Small sign, turn right onto good gravel road. About a mile to the lake. CAUTION: road is slippery when wet. Sheriff Deputy advised that it can get impassable after several days of hard rain. 6,967.88mi View  |  Edit
Flat Rock Camping near Fort Peck MT - This is a near a boat launch area. On the lake shore. 8 campsites with picnic tables, great lake vista, fire rings, vault toilets, boat ramp, grass flat and close too level with pit toilet and trash container. Quiet, no trees, nice. There are other free or dispersed areas nearby. Free camping with 14 day camping limit. First come first serve. For more information contact Fort Peck Office at 406-526-3411. 6,976.65mi View  |  Edit
More Flat Rock Camping - near Fort Peck MT - Near lake shore. Great Lake vista, flat and close too level. Quiet, no trees, nice. No fee as far as I can tell. It is higher so better view of lake. 6,976.97mi View  |  Edit
San Jon City Park - NM - Nice covered picnic tables with barbecue grills. Bathroom. Walking distance to the gas station. 6,977.33mi View  |  Edit
Pawnee National Grasslands - near Briggsdale CO - Beautiful Grassland Prairie. Most land is open to Boondocking, but make sure you stop by the national forest service and get a map to ensure do you know what is public and what is private. They ask that you stay at 150 feet off the road and no more than 300 feet from the road. Hundreds of acres open to camping most roads are accessible to big/long campers. 6,978.97mi View  |  Edit
Floodplain Recreation Area near Glasgow MT - 6 designated campsites with picnic tables, and fire rings. Vault toilet and public boat ramp. The area is operated and managed by US Army Corps of Engineers Fort Peck Project. Sites are first come first served. Camping and boat ramp are free. 14 day stay limit and overnight occupancy is required. Access is off paved roads and sites are large enough to accommodate any RV. Fort Peck Project Office phone number is 406-526-3411 6,979.89mi View  |  Edit
Roundhouse Point Recreation Area near Nashua MT - 13 campsites with picnic tables and fire rings. Vault toilets, boat ramp and fishing pier. Area is managed by US Army Corps of Engineers Fort Peck Project. Camping and boat ramp are free to public, camping on a first come first served basis. Sites are large enough to accommodate any size RV. 14 day camping limit, overnight occupancy required. Fort Peck Project Office phone number 406-526-3411 6,979.97mi View  |  Edit
Riverside Park, Douglas, WY - Exit 140 off of I25, take business 25 across river, turn left on Grant, immediately left into park, although there is a 2nd entrance. 2 day max stay, water and dump station available at entrance. Restrooms/shower on site. 7,002.49mi View  |  Edit
Highway 385 Rest Area And Roadside Tables - near Alpine TX - Tables, elevated grills, pit toilet, no potable water noted. Room for several vehicles on paved loop, extra paved parking next to roadside. Did not see any signs restricting overnight parking when I was there in May 2019. 7,018.04mi View  |  Edit
Off Happy Jack Rd in Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests near Buford WY - Area is North of 80 between Cheyenne and Laramie off Happy Jack Rd. Turn off to this spot is on the North side of Happy Jack Rd. Road is is good, washboard in spots. Huge open spaces with many flat areas to camp. We are in a Forester MBS (RV) and had no issues. There are many large towable here as well. Beautiful area with pines, aspens, antilope off in the distance. We will be back. 7,019.41mi View  |  Edit
Medicine Bow NF - Medicine Bow National Forest near Laramie WY - Nice large flat area with established rock fire ring. Could fit several cars/campers if you had a group. Nearest potable water is at the Lincoln Memorial rest stop off I80. About half way between Cheyenne and Laramie off Happy Jack Road. 7,019.47mi View  |  Edit
Near Vedauwoo in Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests near Buford WY - Rocks and climbing. 7,021.37mi View  |  Edit
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest - Happy Jack - Access via forest road 712A. Dirt road. Saw some large 5th wheels making it up here. Great view. Dispersed camping all over this area. 7,021.67mi View  |  Edit
Walmart LARAMIE - Safe and no problems parking here. Well lit. 24hour store. Editor's note: Always check with management before parking at a commercial establishment, as policies can and do change. 7,028.37mi View  |  Edit
Rampart Reservoir in Pike and San Isabel National Forests near Woodland Park CO - Sits back off of Rampart Range Rd on the right if you’re heading East. Several spots with amazing view! The only downfall of the amount of trash people are leaving behind! Please pick up after yourself. Editor's note: spot may be approx. likely a number of camp sites off this road. 7,028.45mi View  |  Edit
Ridge Line in Pike and San Isabel National Forests near Woodland Park CO - Absolutely beautiful views of Pikes Peak! Boondocking all over the place. We stayed for 4 nights. 7,028.46mi 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
Pike National Forest near Sedalia CO - There are 50 plus sites off Rampart Range Road and many have space for more than one camper/tent. However, they do fill up quickly. There are many trails, many of which are ATV/MX and horse friendly. You can easily drive to devils head which is a tough but worth it type of hike (pack water and snacks). The town of Sedalia is 20 minutes away (windy roads). Denver is at least an hour away due of traffic. We’d do this again but bring our dirt bikes!! 7,028.61mi View  |  Edit
View Of Pikes Peak in Pike and San Isabel National Forests near Woodland Park CO - This is on USFS land. A place that I don’t think tourists can easily find - more of a local area that people go to go off roading on Jeeps and mountain bikes. Easily accessible by most cars in May, at least. But 4WD probably is a good idea. Roads aren’t paved, but we’re fine for our Subaru Outback pulling a teardrop trailer. When we were here, there were only 5 other people camping out in this area, and we all had nice space. But at this GPS spot, it doesn’t support that many vehicles. This park may have many more options. 7,028.71mi View  |  Edit
Near Woodland Park just off Rampart Range Rd, not far from Pikes Peak and Colorado springs. 7,029.12mi 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. Update from user 5/8/2019: It clearly states on a sign at this location that you cannot stay here for more than 24 hours and you may not a erect tent, shelter, booth or structure of any kind. This is a rest area ONLY. 7,035.92mi View  |  Edit
Free; two week max stay; rough dirt road; seasonal June through September. Approximately 20 numbered sites with fire rings and a few with picnic tables. Camping is only allowed in numbered sites. The road is medium clearance and not appropriate for nearly all pull behind trailers unless they are also high clearance and short wheel based. The main road leads to a trail head to the reservoir which is privately owned by Denver Electric. You can use small water craft like canoes and paddle boards but there is a "No Bodily Contact" because it is a public water source. Be sure to obey fire restrictions, rangers frequent the area checking fires and issuing tickets if a ban is in effect. The location is very nice but the sites fill up on the weekends by midday Friday. Throughout the week typically isn’t a problem. LTE cell service is decent. 7,036.1mi View  |  Edit
Buffalo Creek Area In Pine National Forest Public - Forest Service (USDA) (Unofficial) The road in is Dirt and 1 miles from a paved road. You may stay 14 Days at Buffalo Creek Area in Pike National Forest 3.5 miles south of the small town of Buffalo Creek on County Road 126 (also known as Deckers Rd.)is a turn off west on Forest Road 550 into Pike National Forest. For about 5 miles on Forest Road 550, there are various dispersed free camping sites along both sides of the road until you reach the official National Forest Campground called Buffalo. This area is great for hiking and mountain biking. The Colorado Trail cuts through this area, and nearby Buffalo Creek Mountain Bike Area has 40 miles of biking trails. The best campsites are near rock outcroppings on right side of road. Sunsets from these locations are ridiculous. Continue roughly 11 miles down this road and follow signs for Wellington lake. This lake is a pay day use/camping area, but a short drive from the free camping and hosts amazing views and fun lake activities. 7,038.19mi View  |  Edit
Beaver Reservoir - Long windy drive up and down the mountains to get to quite a few spots. some close some far from each other. Road was smoothed out recently but the further you go the tougher it gets. Had no problem getting to the first 5 or so spots with a FWD sienna minivan. Kind of cold at night, heard people shooting and saw a couple fires even when there’s signs everywhere saying not to because of the restriction. Cute squirrels and birds everywhere. 7,041.19mi View  |  Edit
Roosevelt National Forest Camping Sites near Allenspark, CO - Go to downtown Allenspark and take the right that’s right past the post office called ski road. The sign is literally made of old skiis. Hard to miss. Take that road until you’ve reached the Roosevelt National Forest (there will be a sign telling you you’ve made it). This is where the camping spots start. Most are marked with either a used fire pit or rock markers to show camping spots. The farther you go in the tougher the road is going to get so just start taking it low and slow. I did just fine with my FWD rav4 in September. There are some big rocks so be careful. BE DISCREET! If there’s an address on the pull off road most likely it leads to someone’s house. Don’t camp in someone’s driveway. They won’t appreciate it. If a lot of the beginning sites are taken go left when you reach the fork which takes you downhill. There are plenty more spots down there with a nice creek running along the road as well. I was brave and set up my tent under a path that water takes down to the stream in hopes of somehow having a dry day. Don’t be me. Set up your site away from the slope. There are plenty of flattened out camp areas. 7,041.86mi View  |  Edit
West Magnolia Campground - near Nederland CO - Beautiful campground! Free 2 week stay. Very safe and monitored. Mountain and forest views. 15 or so campsites, sometimes all full. Highly recommend! 7,043.91mi View  |  Edit
Cenex Zip Trip - Dump station, water, large parking area behind the station. Right next to McDonalds. Take exit 58 off I90, west into Buffalo on US 16, located on North side of the road. (Editor's note: as with any retail establishment, check with the management before setting up!) 7,044.96mi View  |  Edit
Lake Hattie Public Access near Laramie WY - BLM so no fee. Gravel road with many pull offs for RV of any size. No trees but right on the lake with access to beach. Saw small boats and people swimming. Pretty windy which was great in Aug heat. Stayed one night. 7,047.86mi View  |  Edit
Royal Gorge Campground - near Canon City CO - Standard campground, vault toilets and bear proof trash. Well kept with metal fire rings. No fees, first come first served. Dirt road coming in but a 2wd car can navigate them no problem (we camped next to a Yaris). Nice view along the south loop. 7,049.55mi View  |  Edit
Walmart near Sheridan WY 82801 - Large parking near pickup lanes. Many semi’s, we were the only RV. Nice clean store and bathrooms. Wasn’t very quiet due to snow removal activities 2/3/2020. Restaurants within walking, nice coffee shack adjacent. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 7,050.83mi 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
Forest service road in Pike and San Isabel National Forests near Lake George CO - Many sites, no toilets must be self contained. RV friendly - probably up to 30 ft. Short 10 minute drive to 11 mile reservoir. 7,052.35mi View  |  Edit
Marfa Viewing Lights Center near Marfa TX - Large parking lot in the desert. Texas allows overnight parking. Nice area with picnic tables, bathrooms, binoculars, and handicap accessible. No running water. Right next to road, so some noise. 7,052.39mi View  |  Edit
Outside Eleven Mile State Park near Lake George CO - Follow signs to Eleven Mile State Park. After entering the park continue straight past the marina. Turn right on 335 you will find two two-track roads back in to the area. There are many spots where people have been camping. The first entrance is pretty smooth but narrow. A small camper or pop up would probably make it. The second entrance road is quite rough but we could do it taking care and going slow. There was a camper van back there when we scoped it out they made it in fine. Water available at the state park in the area where there is parking south of the marina. 7,054.97mi View  |  Edit
South Of Casper Bates Hole Stock Trail - Quiet camping on BLM land off Hwy 487. Dirt with rolling hills surrounding. No shade. Turn East on groomed dirt road (Bates Hole Stock Trail). Camp site approx 1 km off 487, north of the dirt road. 2 wheel drive access. Possible more spots further up the road. No facilities. No internet (ATT) in camp but short hike up the hill got us 1 bar. Editor's note: the supplied coordinate does not appear to be accurate, but there appears to be a number of spots available along the Bates Hole Stock Trail road. 7,056.8mi View  |  Edit
Meadows + Pines - The area all along Forest Road 22 is big open grassy meadows bordered by pine stands. There are numerous free campsites where the meadows meet the pines. Can be reached by any car. 7,057.36mi View  |  Edit
Dispersed camping in Arapaho Natl Forest - Granby CO - Off of route 4, super close to Rocky Mountain Nat’l Park. On a dirt road but we made it fine with a small car and 2WD. Probably about 6-7 spots along this road when we went, but more open up in the summer months. Very quiet and some spots have nice view of the mountains. 7,059.77mi 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
Chisholm Travel Center - near Roswell NM - Truck stop, 24 hour fuel. Restaurant, quick stop store. Brightly lit parking area, 24 hour traffic as expected in truck stop. 7,060.52mi 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
BLM Camping Spots - Several spots located along rough gravel access road directly opposite Means Road turnoff. Recommended by park rangers at Guadalupe for overflow camping. A number of small spots along the roadside are accessible by 2WD, but the road gets very rough as it climbs and becomes only accessible for high clearance vehicles before reaching the better spots, which are located further off the road. Camped at one of the higher spots for several days and saw minimal traffic during the day and completely quiet each night. No trees or other shelter from the sun or wind, which can be strong at times. Spots should be identifiable on the satellite view. 7,061.32mi View  |  Edit
Rock Creek Hills Road - Huge meadow with amazing mountain views. Just off Hwy 285 outside of Jefferson. 5 miles to a fork. Right turn 1.5 miles to large meadow on a pass. In Pike National Forest USFS. 2wd no problem. 30’ travel trailer just fine. Verizon 4G LTE 4 bars. Dispersed camping. Free. 7,062.3mi View  |  Edit
Rock Creek Hills Road, Forest Road 39, Pike NF, Jefferson, Colorado, Elevation: 9426' Public - Forest Service (USDA) (Official) The road in is Dirt and 2 miles from a paved road. Rock Creek Hills Road, Pike NF is open All. There are 30 or more campsites at this location and the maximum RV length is 40. Beautiful, vast boondocking area East of the town of Jefferson, CO, on the way to Tarryall Reservoir. The road is just fine for larger RVs and you can go pretty far back in the forest safely. Take Hwy 287 to Jefferson (toward Fairplay). Head East on County Road 77, travel about 8 miles past ranches and rocks, then at the top of the crest turn left onto CR 39, which turns into FR 39. National forest begins about 2 miles off CR 77. 7,062.35mi View  |  Edit
Dispersed Site - Routt National Forest near Walden CO - National Forest Dispersed site. Large enough to hold multiple campers and/or tents. Trees help block the road. 7,062.92mi 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 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
Texas Creek OHV Area on County Road 27 near Cotopaxi CO - BLM Land with few restrictions. There are many camp spots and direct access to ATV/OHV riding trails. The roads are very rough and rocky. DISCONNECT load leveling bars after you turn off US50 or you will snap them. There are several spots located near the river that allow great access for fishing/swimming/rafting. Also, the railroad line that follows the river is out of service, so you don’t have to worry about any trains in the middle of the night. 7,065.68mi View  |  Edit
BLM land The exit from Colorado Highway 69 north of Texas Creek is BLM road 6038 at 38.38231 -105.58132 on west side of road. It is a road to a abandon mine. It is accessible by 2 wheel drive high clearance vehicle. I would not recommend a trailer. The road is about a 50% effort for a 2 wheel drive high clearance vehicle. There are alternate campsites toward this site. Bear left ascending and left turn at the rusted out bus body. The camp site is a treeless abandon machinery site on a shelf with a old rickety safety rail. The view is worth the effort, overlooking the creek 500 feet below the Sangre De Cristo mountain in the Wet Mountain valley. I think a sunrise would be worth the trip. This location is private and there should be several minutes warning of a vehicle approaching. 7,066.12mi View  |  Edit
This is site on BLM land north of Texas Creek Colorado on Highway 69. It consists of 3 group camp sites near a creek in pinion scrub with informal fire rings. Each site is 100X100 or greater. Sites are .5 miles from highway. Exit off Hwy 69 is at 38.3806 -105.58234. Road is steep but I was able to get back up the road in an 2 wheel drive Explorer with about 60% effort. Because of roughness of entrance road, there should be good privacy. 7,066.12mi View  |  Edit
BLM land north of Texas Creek on Hwy 69 east side of road. One must open gate (be sure to close it) and drive up hill parallel to the highway. It is near the highway, but there is little traffic on road. Privacy is limited. Informal fire ring. Mike 7,066.18mi View  |  Edit
BLM RD 6037 The entrance to this BLM land site is off Colorado highway 69 north of Texas creek near 38.37148 -105.5684. There are two sites about 100 yards apart on the edge of a creek with informal fire rings in pinion scrub. The location is not level but mostly flat with 2-5 degree slope. Site is known to others but difficult to find. 7,066.41mi 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
Dispersed Camp Site in Routt National Forest near Walden CO - 8 miles from Rand. No facilities, except for a fire ring. Signs indicate camping allowed up to 14 nights. Access road is dirt, but well maintained not steep, and accessible to any vehicle during the dry season. 7,067.07mi 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
Chosa Campground basically a gravel parking lot with a couple of trash cans close to Carlsbad Caverns about 1400 feet off of the main highway 7,068.39mi View  |  Edit
Mount Guyot - Dispersed camping along the road to Michigan Pass in the shadow of Mount Guyot. 7,070.09mi 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
Michigan Creek 4wd Campsite - June 2020: Found this area from another user’s posting, though I think we went a little further back. Take forest service road 35 out of Jefferson. Campsite is near the end of a pretty rocky road. We did have a 4X4, though it was a stock 2015 Jeep Cherokee and not the trail hawk edition if that gives you an indication of the terrain. For an experienced four wheeler it’s a cake walk but for a novice off-roader be sure you have sufficient clearance and expect to cross a stream or two (up to 12” or so) depending on the seasonal rain and snow melt. There were a few so-so spots and one excellent spot that could easily site four families and tents. This is within like national forest and camping is 100% legal at this spot. In a weekend, only two other vehicles were seen drive up this way, and no other people observed walking. 7,070.82mi 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
Cowdrey Lake - BLM land. Parking available along the lake or on hill overlooking the lake. Vault bathroom is available. Beautiful view of the Rockies and lake. Very quiet. We have a 30ft fifth wheel and had easy access in and out. We stayed 2 nights. We stayed beside the lake. Another RV came in the second night and stayed up on the hill. Only 7.5 miles north of Walden just off Colorado 125 on County Road 39. In Walden, stores and a laundromat can be found. 7,073.75mi View  |  Edit
Antero Reservoir - This is a free campground. 35 sites are available with picnic tables and fire pits. Vault toilets on sight. Pets are allowed. Boat ramp close by. Fishing is very good here. Easy access from hwy 24. 7,075.48mi View  |  Edit
Blanca Peak Colorado Lake Como - No real shade but beautiful view of the valley. My stay was peaceful w/little traffic. Allowed 14 days camping no toilets. 30 miles east of Alamosa 3 miles north of 160 on 150 fallow the point of interest sign cannot miss. Verizon 2-3 bars. Zapata falls just 3 miles north on county 150. Is a must see. 7,075.51mi View  |  Edit
Boreas Pass Rd in White River National Forest near Breckenridge CO - Long dirt road in good condition for vans, 4x4 popup, small travel trailers(no big rigs). Camping spots all the way up to Bakers Tank, cell service goes out toward the top. Beautiful views of lake and Blue River. 7,075.87mi View  |  Edit
Private free camping at Fat Bear Ranch, Estancia Osito Gordo off Mountain View Rd (CR 11) near Blanca CO - 5 acres on County Rd 11, Mountain View Rd, just wear of Blanca Colorado. Close to Mt Blanca massif (three 14ers), Great Sand Dunes National Park. There is a poorly-maintained gravel driveway just before reaching an abandoned irrigation ditch. There is also an small old stone foundation just in this area. Feel free to camp here for up to 7 days. Gravel driveway is not well-maintained, but is accessible by 4wd vehicles and possibly pickup trucks. Use your best judgement!!! Land owner is NOT responsible for any stuck vehicles. Cars can be parked on the edge of CR 11 - Mountain View Rd for a few nights without ticketing. Clean up after leaving so that the property owner continues allowing access. Land owner info: - 7,076.75mi View  |  Edit
The site where your car is parked, in the 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
Williams Fork Reservoir near Parshall CO - Drive in 2wd to main camping. 2wd everywhere else on peninsula except when muddy. Plenty of room for campers large and small. First come first serve. No reservations. Boat launch across lake. 7,079.49mi View  |  Edit
Cabresto Creek Dispersed Camping, Cabresto Rd in Carson National Forest near Taos NM - From the intersection of NM State highways 522 & 38 in Questa, go west on state highway 38 to second left (about 0.3 miles), turn left. Follow for about 2.3 miles to Stop Sign where road turns into gravel. Continue on gravel road approximately 4.1 miles (15 minutes) past the Cabresto Lake turn off on the left, to a slight turn out on your left. If you miss this entrance, there is a second entrance on the left just a little further, but it is a sharp left turn. This is a large open area that will accommodate many RVs large and small. The eastern end is more shaded. Cabresto Creek runs along the north side of the camping spots. A very spacious, beautiful area with a clear running creak and completely FREE camping. We stayed here from June 30 through July 6, 2019. Further up the forest road, there was at least one other dispersed camping area, but we did not stay at that area. 7,080.56mi View  |  Edit
Silverthorne, Dillon campsite. 7,080.73mi View  |  Edit
CR 307/308 Junction - Amazing spot next to the creek. 7,081.71mi View  |  Edit
Camping spot off of CR181 above Salida. Would recommend short vehicles only. You might be able to back a small trailer here too. 7,082.16mi 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
High camp spot (9000ft), gorgeous mountain views of the Saguache /Collegiate range just outside Salida. Good gravel road. Site has turn around. Would probably work for short trailers with reasonable ground clearance. 7,082.39mi View  |  Edit
Buckskin Rd Leading Up To Kite Lake in Pike and San Isabel National Forests near Hartsel CO - Dispersed camping all the way up Buckskin road. ATTN: washboard road all the way up, No big rigs past 4 miles! No cell. There is a fee campground for tent camping at Kite Lake Campground at the end of the road. No camping in parking lot. 4 fourteeners to climb out of Kite Lake. 7,083.17mi View  |  Edit
Kite Lake in Pike and San Isabel National Forests near Alma CO - Several RV spots on the way up to Kite lake but do not go to the switchback (last mile and a half before Kite lake) with a big RV! No cell service but close to (Alma 10 min. and Fairplay 20 min). 11,600+ elevation. 7,083.47mi View  |  Edit
Miracle Mile near Rawlins WY - Fabulous area for RVs and trailers. Just spent four days fishing the N Platte. There are numerous spots in this area and lots of availability. I imagine mid summer it may get pretty crowded but at least after Labor Day it was quiet and beautiful. The drive back in was easy dirt roads. Any size RV could have made it. Editor's note: GPS appears approx, but plenty of camping appears to be available in the general area. 7,084.24mi View  |  Edit
Scenic Views in Pike and San Isabel National Forests near Buena Vista CO - Great spot. 360 degree Scenic views. Cell service. 4wd recommend. 7,086.07mi View  |  Edit
County Road 18 - Summit Access - near Hartsel CO - Several free spots before and after public homes. Some light traffic due to access to summit the mountain. Enter off of St Rt 285 just south of Fairplay. Turn onto to County Road 18. Follow it straight till it turns into a dirt access road. Camping Options on both sides. The further up the road you go the rougher the road gets. This is not an RV camping spot. Absolutely beautiful! Cascade mini waterfalls and ponds, huge domed bowl mountain and simple mountain access to summit. 7,086.67mi View  |  Edit
Peaceful near Buena Vista CO - Large area, with a beautiful view of mountains. Easy access for all vehicles. 7,087.32mi View  |  Edit
USFS Road 376 - Great camping in San Isabel National Forest. Near Buena Vista and the Arkansas River. Tons of rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, fishing, hiking, atvs, etc. great for big RVs. Roads can be a bit rough. Verizon 4G LTE 4 bars. 7,089.6mi View  |  Edit
Nathrop Boondocking in Pike and San Isabel National Forests near Nathrop CO - A great site. 7,092.86mi View  |  Edit
National Forest Camping On Road 274 - San Isabel National Forest, near Nathrop CO - National Forest Dispersed Camping along Forest Road 274 several sites along road. 7,092.99mi 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
Near Cache Creek in Pike and San Isabel National Forests near Buena Vista CO - Several nice level spots, my daughter towed a 29’ Jayco with her half ton Silverado up the dirt road to the site. Public and free. 7,096.89mi View  |  Edit
Turquoise Lake Dispersed Camping - San Isabel National Forest near Leadville CO - Just before the turn for Turquoise Lake is a dirt road that leads to a free dispersed campground. There are fire rings and clean sites. People who come here are super chill and respectful. I’ve stayed here three times and it’s always quiet and I find a sweet spot with shade with a fire ring in the woods. If you don’t see a spot at first, don’t worry, keep driving around the dirt roads and you’ll find one deeper in. 7,096.93mi View  |  Edit
Turquoise Lake in Pike and San Isabel National Forests near Leadville CO - Great spot with plenty of open spaces for multiple campers. Does fill up quickly. 7,097.36mi View  |  Edit
White River National Forest USFS land with lots of spots off the right and left of County Road 48. Tons of small dirt road offshoots tucked into the forest below the Turquoise Lake Dam. I was there on 4th of July with a sedan and a tent and it was crowded (20+ groups) but still found a secluded spot after trying several turnoffs. Some parts of the dirt road would not be real accessible in an RV because of tight turns, narrow roads, and some dips and bumps in the road. Excellent base for exploring Turquoise Lake and Leadville. Some nice mountain views (Mt. Massive!) depending on the spot, and lots of lovely fresh air and STARS! Wow. No toilet or water options that I saw. Fairly private with all the trees - I could hear neighbors but not see them at my spot. 7,097.52mi View  |  Edit
Dugway Recreation Area - BLM area, has at least 5 dispersed sites and a vault toilet. A couple sites are riverside. Variable cell service here. 7,097.9mi 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
Buffalo Pass CR38 in Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests near Steamboat Springs CO - Dispersed tent and RV camping all along CR38, bumpy road but car, truck, motor home and RV accessible (Typical US Forestry roads). 30 min to downtown Steamboat Springs, Good Verizon LTE 2 bars, beautiful views. Free 14 day camping. 7,099.82mi View  |  Edit
Nice, large campsite located on Buff Pass in the Medicine Bow-Routte National Forrest. Road was quite rough in spots, 4x4 would be nice, but not required. Campsite is beautiful. Two, rock fire rings about 200 feet into the trees at this parking location. Top ring is surrounded by aspen trees, providing afternoon and evening shade. Lower ring opens up into the sunset view over north Steamboat Springs. 7,101.37mi View  |  Edit
Russell Lakes Nature Trail - Posted sign reads "Camping permitting in this parking lot in self contained units - Colorado Division of Wildlife". Some highway noise. Some bugs being a marshy area. Pit toilet. 1/3 mile nature trail. 7,101.43mi View  |  Edit
Hidden valley in White River National Forest at Muddy Pass near Edwards CO - Wide open spaces with lots of free camping spaces in between two mountains ranges. 360 degree view. 7,102.91mi View  |  Edit
Boreggo Mesa Campground, Santa Fe NF. "Great Boondocking site." Established campground with vault toilet and trash, forest road is a little rough but take it easy. We took a 45 ft toyhauler up there. Lots of trails and roads. 7,104.13mi View  |  Edit
Rawlings WY Walmart near Rawlins WY - We were among numerous RVs camping in the parking lot. We had no problems. There is a train track about 1/2 mile away that creates some noise and smells. Other than that it was an uneventful stay. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 7,106.59mi View  |  Edit
Tractor Supply, Rawlins WY - Parking lot with lots of space and a few big rigs. Editor's note: As with any commercial establishment, always check with the management before setting up! 7,106.82mi 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". 7,108.52mi View  |  Edit
BLM Land south of U.S.160 in Colorado. A nice place for an overnighter. I parked and hungout untill the next morning, no fee, no facilities , no people, no problem. 7,112.95mi View  |  Edit
This is one of the many dispersed camping sites in area. This site is flat easy to find just off the highway. It is abit exposed. Mike 7,113.12mi View  |  Edit
Rob Jaggers Campground near Lincoln NM - Free to dry camp / boondock but has a few water and electric sites $5 a night for water and $5 a night for electric. 30amp only. Great place to overnight. Also has a dump station for those needing to dump and keep going. 7,116.3mi View  |  Edit
Lanado Trailhead in White River National Forest near Meredith CO - Take Woody Creek Rd paved/dirt 13 miles, free dispersed camp sites, no cell service, free camping 14 days. 1 hr drive to Basalt. I’ve got a OutdooorsRV 20BD 24ft travel trailer and an f250 4x4 no problem getting up to the spots. 7,117.61mi View  |  Edit
Free Campsites Down Rugged Dirt/rock Road - Off road to the right. Roughly 6-7 designated campsites with fire rings. AWD/4x4 recommended. 7,123.14mi View  |  Edit
Kiehns Bay off Kiehns Bay Rd near Havre MT - Great Lake sites. Well maintained gravel road. Lots of spots to Boondock. 7,126.7mi View  |  Edit
Colorado River Road - Description: Gravel pull off that my wife and I stayed at in our Yukon in January 2018. Woke up to a great view, and grilled breakfast without being bothered by authorities. In fact most of the few people that passed us waved. Tight fit for an RV, but accessible to any other vehicle. 7,126.77mi 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
Gebo - near Thermopolis WY - Ghost town on BLM land. Designated routes are single lane and accessible to most vehicles and higher clearance recreation vehicles. 7,128.17mi View  |  Edit
Colorado River Road - near Gypsum CO - There are several places along the Colorado River Road that you can pull over and park. Some are small and others quite large. It appears that it is all BLM land. This part of the river is a popular spot for locals to raft and tube so during the Day there might be quite a few cars. I stayed overnight in July 2019 and had no troubles. As I was leaving I also saw one other RVer there in a different spot as I was heading back to I 70. It is best to stop at an exit before you get there if you need gas or supplies as there isn’t really a town at that exit, just houses. Editor's note: there seem to be a number of pulloff areas up this road. 7,128.4mi View  |  Edit
Lake Side Camping On Cumbres Pass In The Rio Grande National Forest - near Antonito CO - Off hwy 17 just north of the cumbres-toltec train station turn down the forest road toward the signs for Trujillo meadows the first left takes you behind the cumbres-Toltec train station on a dirt road. 4wd is not necessary although there are pot holes and other obstructions related to a dirt road. There are a few spots to pull off the road and camp. They are big enough for a small camper, van, or tent. Just down the hill from the camp site pads is sizable pond. No hookups/amenities. Attractions in the area: the camp site is a short walk from the famous continental divide trail. The train is an old steam train that