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  • The Got Passport Family
    The Got Passport Family:
    We are new to this in the US. We'll be in.the Seattle area and wondering the best way to find a safe place we can park and rest for the night. We just need it for about 3-4 nights. Thanks for any tips in advance.
    • 12 hours ago
    • · via Android App
    • The Got Passport Family
      Kay and Russ Wallace I find this site helpful in finding a place to stay free or inexpensive. http://www.ultimatecampgrounds.com/index.php
    • The Got Passport Family
      David & Leslie There are lots of RV parks in the Seattle area.
      • 5 hours ago
    • The Got Passport Family
      Garyanita This a great place to find free boondocking places.. well worth the subscription .. https://www.boondockerswelcome.com/searchhosts/?destination_to_search=seattle&arrival_date=
      • 5 hours ago
    • The Got Passport Family
      Suzan and Art Despite the news, we have been RVing in the US for 17 years and have never had a problem.  Trust your gut feeling.  If the neighborhood looks bad, just keep driving.  If there are lots of graffiti, glass on the ground or shotgun shells, fin...  more
      • 4 hours ago
    • The Got Passport Family
      The Mountains LeMay Auto Museum in Tacoma allows overnight parking for $5.00; one night max. Awesome facility 
      • 2 hours ago
  • T.Bison
    T.Bison:
    freecampsites.net changed.
    I don't like change.
    • Mon at 9:24 AM
    • · via Android App
    • T.Bison
      Brewdog I would not place a great deal of trust in freecampsites.net.  Checking out areas that I am familiar with reveals inaccuracies e.g. one campground listed simply does not exist.  Other sites are not what you are lead to expect and some location l...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • T.Bison
        Pianotuna Hi Brewdog, Well leave a comment on the particular campsite and the admins will make changes.
        • Mon at 3:30 PM
  • Just Kris
    Just Kris:
    I love people but I love God more. I just want to see nature as He created it. No telephone wires, no people, just animals and nature. Hope to learn a lot about Boondocking, camping from this group and meet others of like mind.
    • July 15
    • · via iPad App
    • Kool bus and 5 others like this.
    • Just Kris
      Gone_Feral (was LPS) I'm with you, Sista! Nature is my medicine. Hide 1 Reply
    • Just Kris
      Doug 'n Linda Know what you mean Just Kris. Had to make the drive from Las Vegas to Phoenix today and chose a route cutting through Sedona on a network of twisty little roads. Very few vehicles or signs of civilization (except the narrow road) and hardly any cell ser...  more
    • Just Kris
      David & Leslie I would like to meet up with the critter that created god.  Now that would be interesting.  And I think I have.  "We have met the [god creator] and he is us."
    • Just Kris
      Suzan and Art If you really want to get away from all man created, I would think a backpack and tent would be the way to go, not an RV which needs some sort of track in most places. Hide 1 Reply
      • Just Kris
        Just Kris Thanks but I cannot hike anymore.  I do have an all terrain truck so I can go many places.  Just have to do the best I can. I used to hike and tent when I was much younger.  Love it!
        • Mon at 7:22 AM
    • Just Kris
      Benji Just leave no trace and remove anyone else's "trace". I've loved the solitude of the woods since I was a kid, something I will never get tired of.
  • Latruk
    Latruk:
    Excited to be a member of this group. I have grown so tired of cramped RV parks and looking to experience open camping and Boondocking! I am eager to experience Quartzite this winter and looking to try Boondocking in Joshua Tree... I am into astrophoto...  more
    • July 14
    • Mike and Donna Wagner and 15 others like this.
    • Latruk
      SACnFrau We have a friend, Jim Miller, who takes amazing photos of celestrial objects. Hope your audience appreciates your work!
      Regarding JTNP, there are some boondocking spots just outside the south park entrance.
    • Latruk
      Robbie & Alice Welcome to our world.  Any day without a RV park is a good day.
      • July 14
    • Latruk
      The Weaving RVer Ann & Tom We love to boondock. Go out and enjoy the public lands. They belong to all of us.
    • Latruk
      Angelack Check out the RTR in Quartzite in January.
    • Latruk
      butterflywings Welcome  :)
      • Mon at 8:14 AM
  • jwknit4u
    jwknit4u:
    We just got our first of many camping trips under our belt. We went with a camp site with electric because we're new to this and haven't figured out all the bells and whistles yet. So far pretty good. I felt like the red headed step child coming into the ...  more
    • July 14
    • · via Android App
    • JimOnTheBeach and 15 others like this.
    • jwknit4u
      Jesse & Catherine Congrats and nice choice easing in as you learn. Put a good polish on your rig and let it shine.
    • jwknit4u
      Gone_Feral (was LPS) Sweet! Your classic rig is a beauty.
    • jwknit4u
      Lois Michele That's terrific! I'm a newbie also and my rig is 18 years old and I love it! It is humble, understated and the most beautiful RV ever! Just like yours (figuratively speaking)! Safe and happy travels to you! :)
    • jwknit4u
      The Weaving RVer Ann & Tom It is all about the journey and it’s not about what you use to get there. Enjoy your adventures.
    • jwknit4u
      Peter McDonald An older rig is a wonderful thing.  We went to a rally last year where almost everyone had a new or newer rig.  I wondered why they all did that.  I suspect it has to do with how much repair and maintenance they are willing or able to do.&n...  more
  • JoieDeVivre
    JoieDeVivre:
    Somewhere - - this group or another, someone - - (maybe you?) recommended Boondockerswelcome.com. Wellll I joined last week. Crossing the country E to W (solo) I’m in Michigan on my 4th night in a row boondocking on host properties - aiming for 7 days &...  more
    • July 10
    • · via iPhone App
    • Myhappymysunshine and 9 others like this.
    • JoieDeVivre
      JoieDeVivre Pic of gnome won’t upload ?
      • July 10
    • JoieDeVivre
      Benji I only hear good things about it! ?
    • JoieDeVivre
      Lindsay Amy & Chase's Adventures with Mable Best RV connection ever!  We happened onto it several years ago and became hosts before we ever were guests, love it!  Look for Able Acres in NH. ?
  • Sandy & Pat Whyte
    Sandy & Pat Whyte:
    Looking for advise on camping, kayaking, and hiking in the Preist Lake, Idaho area. Thanks
    • July 10
    • cappyfam and 1 other like this.
    • Sandy & Pat Whyte
      Kim & Gary We're heading there today at the Osprey campground.
      • July 10
    • Sandy & Pat Whyte
      Sandy & Pat Whyte Do you have reservations?  
      • July 10
    • Sandy & Pat Whyte
      Curtis You can use the AWESOME search tool to find people around you by interests or whatever. I did a search for you here with the following parameters: 
      - People with 50 miles of you
      - Who are interested in hiking
      - Who have been ac...  more
  • Cool.Springs.Arizona
    Cool.Springs.Arizona:
    I imagine each area is different but I'm curious about security and how safe one is when using public land to stay on. I'm especially interested in Arizona. The Wickenburg area to be more specific. Is it safe to be alone or should one look for someone to ...  more
    • July 10
    • DB&GG and 3 others like this.
    • Cool.Springs.Arizona
      Robbie & Alice 12 years of full timing, 90% of our time is boondocking.  We feel much safer on public lands than we do in ANY RV park.  
    • Cool.Springs.Arizona
      Kay and Russ Wallace We love boondocking in AZ. I use this site to help me find areas to stay: www.ultimatecampgrounds.com/index.php/products/full-map. I found 5 sites close to Wickenburg when I opened up the map. I find the site easier to use on a computer as opp...  more
    • Cool.Springs.Arizona
      T.Bison The above replies are spot on. Thieves are opportunistic. They go where the marks are, not miles out into the desert for a lone RV. Crime rates increase as populations increase. But, like Skylar says, if you find a spot that has a worn out couch with unde...  more
    • Cool.Springs.Arizona
      maseratidoug Wickenburg is a nice area.  Sometimes I use www.freecamping and www.usforestservice and then see the sights on satellite  Above posts all good.
    • Cool.Springs.Arizona
      GL51 Wickenburg nice area out Vulture Mine Rd for be. And activities from Escapees at North Ranch to join in on. Great night skies!
      • July 14
  • Penny Caddy
    Penny Caddy:
    I will be there too in about a month so please share the boondocking sites.
    • July 8
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    • Penny Caddy
      charles formby yes, i will be glad to share.
  • charles formby
    charles formby :
    Good luck all! Leaving for Odensburg NY. 7/30. We will be staying along st Lawrence sea way. Looking to boondock from Eisenhower lock back to Watertown. Any ideas?
    • July 8
    • · via mobile