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Free Camping, Boondocking, and Camping on Public Lands (5,626 members)

A place to interact with other campers who take the road less travelled, for those who enjoy camping off of the beaten path, for those who think that camping shouldn't cost a fortu... see more

Free Camping, Boondocking, and Camping on Public Lands Feed

  • Truck Camper Frank
    Truck Camper Frank :
    Mon at 9:08 PMHi, everyone. I have been camping for a little over 2 years now and I have been keeping track of where I have camped on Google Maps. I mostly Boondock or Disperse Camp as the NFS calls it. Below is a link to the maps. The markers that are blue are places...  more
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    • Truck Camper Frank
      Graceful585 Tue at 7:47 AM Nice work on putting it all together, thank you for sharing this valuable information. 😄
    • Truck Camper Frank
      Jim & Sharon Ham Tue at 10:33 AM You have stayed near us at Gibson City (IL) in the city park. There are great $10 city park campgrounds also in Casey and Arthur (IL).    Iowa is blank slat on your map, so come down I-80 for a change of view.  Many small towns ...  more
    • Truck Camper Frank
      Truck Camper Frank Tue at 4:40 PM Yes, I love those little free or low cost city parks. I'll get to Iowa one of these days, I still have a lot of traveling to do. Thanks Everyone.
    • Truck Camper Frank
      haywire4 Tue at 7:18 PM Thanks for posting, this is very helpful!!
    • Truck Camper Frank
      Packerdriver 3 hours ago Thank you this will come in handy
  • Knox Wolf
    Knox Wolf:
    Mon at 5:24 PMWhat does orange mark stripes on a tree mean? My new boondocking site has several trees marked..
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    • Knox Wolf
      JustCallUsNomads Mon at 6:00 PM According to this link from the forest service they are to be left standing when surrounding timber is cut. https://www.fs.fed.us/im/directives/fsh/2409.12/2409.12_70_a_2009-1.doc
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      • Knox Wolf
        Knox Wolf Mon at 6:03 PM Good to know that..My site is covered with markings.. Thanks for the link...
    • Knox Wolf
      Victoria2018 Mon at 6:35 PM The orange stripes mean to leave them.  Blue striped trees end up missing the next time I ride by.  I wish they wouldn't put the orange stripes on... 
    • Knox Wolf
      Knox Wolf Mon at 6:38 PM I agree but if it helps in not cutting them down, i guess i am ok with it....
    • Knox Wolf
      Jim & Sharon Ham Tue at 10:34 AM In our city, Orange means removal, Blue is a keeper.   Mostly Ash trees that are dying from the bug.
    • Knox Wolf
      Suzan and Art 11 hours ago If they are small vertical stripes, they may be trail markers.......
  • Michael Beacham
    Michael Beacham:
    Mon at 3:49 PMHi everybody, Do it until you're satisfied. www.instagram.com/michael.j.beacham/
    I'm up for talking , riding , cooking and doing it in freedom.
  • Robin Pavano
    Robin Pavano:
    Mon at 7:56 AMDoes anyone know of anywhere to boondocks In Saratoga NY? The casino won’t let you stay over night anymore
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      Jim & Priscila Mon at 8:44 AM Haven't stayed here so I can't comment: https://freecampsites.net/#!152176&query=sitedetails But we have stayed here (north up 87 in South Glen Falls) & it's a nice, quiet spot that security/police have no problems with as long as you ...  more
    • Robin Pavano
      Graceful585 Mon at 11:43 AM Try the Wilton Mall or Walmart out Route 50 towards Wilton Mall.
    • Robin Pavano
      Graceful585 Mon at 11:44 AM I see campers at Walmart quite often.
    • Robin Pavano
      Graceful585 Mon at 12:00 PM Also, see in Free Camping that Saratoga Train Station on West Avenue allows RVs overnight. 😀
  • Ed Long
    Ed Long:
    August 18Hi, I'm new to this group and look forward to RV'n and boondocking. Will be asking questions when I get going. I live in Stillwater, Ok and am 79 yrs old and probably won't be going to far till I get little used to the RV..
    • Curtis and 20 others like this.
    • Ed Long
      John And Debbie Maxson Mon at 5:51 AM Welcome. Best way to see the US. Beautiful sites you will always remember.
    • Ed Long
      Ed Long Mon at 5:57 AM Thank's everybody for your comments.. I can use them..I have RV ins. and AAA...!!
    • Ed Long
      LindaLee79 Mon at 8:34 AM Hi Ed! I am with you. I just turned 71 this year and am striking out SOLO to see some of what is out there!
    • Ed Long
      Jerry Beasler Mon at 9:44 AM Every trip is an adventure and every adventure does not have to be a long distance.  Drive a couple hundred miles and day and enjoy the rest of the time living life.
    • Ed Long
      Jim & Sharon Ham Tue at 8:05 PM Glad to see you join the on the road adventure in an RV.  We are in our 70's and still manage to get in three long RV trips every year.  However we are also very forgetfull at our advanced age.  So we spend the first two nights camping in o...  more
  • Graceful585
    Graceful585:
    August 17Moose River Plains, Inlet NY. Forested recreation area with gravel roads, hiking trails & over 100 primitive camping sites. No electric or water. Sits in the Adirondack mountains of NY. Two entrances, we entered through Cedar River Flow Road. Quiet, beaut...  more
    Moose River Plains Complex - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
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    • Graceful585
      jimmyt sanders August 18 that bus wood set there good i think
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      • Graceful585
        Graceful585 August 18 LOL....might be too high for all of those trees and low hanging limbs! 🤔😉
    • Graceful585
      jimmyt sanders August 18 well you maybe right....LOL (})
  • italncowby
    italncowby:
    August 15I'm going to Niagara Falls in September. Any good boondocking places nearby?
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      Tim Kilgore August 16 The casino in Salmanca
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      Gene & Claudette Sova August 16 I think you can boondock in their parking lot, out back where the tour buses park but you'd have to call the casino.  Salamanca is not in Niagara Falls.
    • italncowby
      Todd Ramsay August 18 Parking is expensive when you go into town and walk to the falls. Tip: park in the casino parking lot. Go walk into the casino fir about 10 min then leave the casino and walk to the falls on the US side. Don't miss going up the tower on the canada side. G...  more
    • italncowby
      Todd Ramsay August 18 The casino parking is free
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      Gene & Claudette Sova August 18 We lived in Niagara Falls for 2 years when I was 10 & 11 yrs old.  My father was a cement finisher so he worked on the power plant.  Saw the falls many times when relatives used to come for a visit.  Still love going to all fo those places.
  • Knox Wolf
    Knox Wolf:
    August 15My new home spot in the Coconino National Forest.
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    • Joe and Petra and 25 others like this.
    • Knox Wolf
      vandydandy August 17 Looks great, where in the CNF is this?
    • Knox Wolf
      Knox Wolf August 17 It's called Pumhouse Wash... Southside of Flagstaff, off highway 89.. found it on freecampsites.net..
    • Knox Wolf
      JustCallUsNomads Mon at 10:23 AM We stayed there back in late April/early May. Nice area, beautiful hiking!
  • Tom and tanya
    Tom and tanya:
    August 12Dies any one know of any good boondocking spots near glacier national park for 1.5 wks from now?
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    • Tom and tanya
      David & Leslie August 12 I looked on campendium.com and found several free sites.  Many of the sites had a three-day parking limit.  Here is one site:


      https://www.campendium.com/north-fork-road
    • Tom and tanya
      Truck Camper Frank August 14 This past June I stayed near the  Blankenship Bridge over the Flathead River right on the river.  Outside the west side of the park. Location:  48.46355, -114.07243
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      • Tom and tanya
        RGG50 August 16 Check around Somerset ky Cumberland Lakewood and river
        Great area
    • Tom and tanya
      RGG50 August 16 Lake not Lakewood
  • GPM
    GPM:
    August 12We will be traveling to Lexington, Ky. for a long weekend. I would love to find somewhere between Nashville and Lexington to stay. We can totally boondock! Thanks for you help.
    • GPM
      JimOnTheBeach August 12 If you're just looking for an overnight stop the Walmart in Bowling Green Kentucky exit 22 allows overnight parking.
    • GPM
      philiprmcgovern August 12 Hi, GPM. I poked around in my AllStays app — highly recommended if you don’t already have it — and saw that Daniel Boone National Forest lies East and South of Lexington and has lots of campgrounds. Some are free and others are inexpensive. There are a...  more
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      • GPM
        GPM August 16 Thank you so much for your suggestions. I do have the allstays app your right very good site