Viewers on my YouTube channel ask me all the time, how I find the Most AMAZING FREE campsites for boondocking in my Class C RV. Below, I’m going to share with you my best tips and secrets for how I find free campsites for boondocking locations using my favorite apps. So let’s talk about Boondocking.
Boondocking simply means “dry-camping” outside of a formal campground. It’s formally called “Dispersed Camping”. There are no services! No toilets, garbage service, water, or electrical hookups. Just you and nature! While it feels wild and free there are some rules and regulations, so be sure to check with the Public Land Agency you’re visiting before camping anywhere.
So, let’s jump right into the tips and what I use for finding free campsites. I have two favorite websites:
These two websites are invaluable to my RV Life! You plug in the city or town you’re in or simply use your current location’s GPS coordinates and it will show you places that other boondockers have reported. Here’s why I love these resources:
In most cases, I already know if I can get there with my 25ft Class C RV before I arrive.
Next, let’s talk about other tools I use for finding my own special boondocking spots!
“Is there an app for that?” is probably the first thing you think or say when someone says you should try something new. The answer is YES, of course, there are Apps for going off the beaten path ad exploring public lands on your own! Here are a few of my favorite apps that are available for Androids, iPhones/iPads, and Google devices.
Now a few tips on apps that you will need to purchase for finding free campsites.
I hope these resources help you find some amazing boondocking spots this spring and summer. If you’ve never tried boondocking, I hope you will give these resources a try and go explore our beautiful country! Get out there and travel the unknown roads and live adventurously! I’ve listed more apps and vids, below. As always…be HAPPY, be FREE, be KIND.
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