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  • Richard and Denice
    Richard and Denice :
    June 16Leaving Missouri in August headed to Minot ND. Have not been on the road in 15 years and on limited budget. Want to learn all I can about boondocking and how to find federal land, etc. I will be going up I-29 through me Omaha and through SD. By the way I ...  more
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    • Packratphyls and 6 others like this.
    • Richard and Denice
      Marcia and Dave June 16 Campendium.com, freecampsites.com, iOverlander use these and never pay for campsite!
    • Richard and Denice
      Ron or Sue June 16 There is a book that tells you of all the COE camping in the states. It cost maybe $25.00
    • Richard and Denice
      Diana & Michael June 16 Welcome!  After trying the other good suggestions, consider a DaysEndDirectory.com membership (it requires an Escapees.com membership).  The directory has lots of great boondocking information updated regularly by enthusiastic members.
    • Richard and Denice
      Jim & Sharon Ham June 16 Great sources for SAFE boondocking locations are memberships in: Boondockers Welcome, Harvest Hosts, and the Days End Directory available for a small fee add-on to Escapees.  Glen Cuningham lake is a great cheap ($25) with hookups campground on the N...  more
  • Kathy Guilmette Trisha Lane
    Kathy Guilmette Trisha Lane:
    June 16Never boondocked but need to do it from Maine to Florida in Sept. Any suggestions welcome!
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    • Kathy Guilmette Trisha Lane
      Packratphyls June 16 Just check the Boondockers welcome site.
    • Kathy Guilmette Trisha Lane
      MaineStreamer June 16 Join Harvest Hosts, including the golf course membership.
    • Kathy Guilmette Trisha Lane
      Packratphyls June 16 We have Boondockers at our place in Cornish, Maine.
  • Borjie
    Borjie:
    June 15We are planning at trip in July and August to Grand Teton area and Yellowstone area. Many of the campgrounds are first come first serve. Will we be able to get campsites or will everything be full? Are there good places to boondock? Any help will be great...  more
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      SouthParkSteve June 15 Go to Campendium.com and check out the Upper Teton View camping area. I'm dying to try that spot!
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      Ellen White June 15 I am working in Yellowstone till Oct, been here since April.  It is starting to get a bit busy but crowds are not bad yet.  As the summer goes on we do tend to get more crowded, however, it's not that bad and well worth it!  As of today sev...  more
    • Borjie
      MTN Mike & Lil Grizz June 16 We have camped at Gro Ventre at least 3 times.  Twice in the last 2 years.  2017 we were in. 31 foot motorhome with  jeep. In 2018 we were in  31 foot toy hauler.  Had no problem fitting into most of the sites.  As has been s...  more
    • Borjie
      JBJordan Mon at 8:40 PM We stayed in Colter Bay with our 36' Fifth toyhauler and 19' tow vehicle without a problem fitting in. We've ridden through Gros Ventre also and many sites would work.  A couple years ago they made some renovations of their sites for the larger units...  more
    • Borjie
      Kathy Preble 2 hours ago Hint: before entering either of these parks, fill up your gas tank. Long waits at entrances to get in.
  • LarandSus
    LarandSus :
    June 14Has anyone stayed on public lands near Wind Caves National Park? I'm looking for a backup plan for our 38' Class A if the NP campground is full.
  • David & Connie Bean
    David & Connie Bean :
    June 14Pulled into Saint Francis City Campground, in NW Kansas, which has both E&W sites for $35.and free sites. We have solar and like Free. The campground is located behind the Firehouse, pull in and locate a site and fill our the form. There is a tornado shel...  more
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      John And Debbie Maxson June 14 Wow tornado shelter. They do like that area. Looks nice
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      Robbie & Alice June 15 Glad to see there is a storm shelter, can't say much about the view.
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      • David & Connie Bean
        David & Connie Bean June 15 This city has a lot to offer the RV’ers. Today we are going take the Arikaree Breaks tour north of the city. There is a free concert tonight also. Photos to follow
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        The Easterbunnies June 15 Awesome that the city provides that type of shelter. Small city campgrounds are often overlooked and can have lots of things to do nearby. The place we are this weekend is free for the first two nights and $15 a night after that for full hookups. A grea...  more
      • David & Connie Bean
        David & Connie Bean June 15 We are always looking for city campgrounds, please post what city are you in so others can add to their list 👍
      • David & Connie Bean
        The Easterbunnies June 15 We are in Britton SD. A wonderful little town.
    • David & Connie Bean
      Robbie & Alice June 15 "" Pulled into Saint Francis City Campground, in NW Kansas, 
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      • David & Connie Bean
        David & Connie Bean June 15 Where are you? We are going to Pizza Hut back soon
        Concert tonight at 8
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      Kathy Preble 2 hours ago And after all theses years still haven't learned to build them BELOW ground.
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  • Minibskt
    Minibskt:
    June 14We are going to Lewiston ID. Saturday for one night then onto Oregon any tips where to stay in Lewiston?
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      UTTransplant June 15 We had a good experience at Hell’s Gate State Park, but I don’t know if you can find a spot there for Saturday. Maybe someone cancelled.
  • The Junkers
    The Junkers:
    June 13We just stayed off lake Como rd down the street from great sand dunes national park in Colorado. It was incredible! Great views, not too crowded(although we were there during the week). The further you go up The road the tougher the road gets, so rv may w...  more
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    • The Junkers
      Ron and Libby June 14 Could you be more specific as to where Lake Como Road is in regards to the National Park?  Is it BLM land?
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        Tom and Lois June 14 I just entered “lake Como Rd” into google maps and it came right up.
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        The Junkers June 14 Our coordinates were 37.535803, -105.580000. Yes it is BLM land. It is on the same road you would take to get to the national park. Hope this helps!
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      LarandSus June 14 We went to the Great Sand Dunes this morning. It was hard to get a parking spot near the water at 11 after our visit to the Visitor Center. When we left the park about 2:00 PM, the cars were lined up for at least a mile waiting to get in the single entry gate.
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      Ron and Libby June 14 Thanks Tom and Lois, I used a couple map programs this morning and couldn't find it at all.  Did what you did, and yep, it came up.
  • Joe & Terri Arbuckle
    Joe & Terri Arbuckle shared Joe & Terri Arbuckle's photo. June 13Found some great boondocking right outside Crater Lake National Park Oregon. Anne Creek Sno Park has good access for large RV’s. Open area in the Forrest for solar charging. Highway 26 from Redmond east and Highway 7 to Baker City has ample opportunities ...  more
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      Ron and Libby June 14 Where is Anne Creek Snow Park?  On Hwy 62 N. of Fort Klamath?
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  • sigmatau@gmail.com
    sigmatau@gmail.com:
    June 13Hi ALL, we are going around south and eastern Maine are looking for boondocking spots. Let us know if you have any. Thanks in advance. Jim & Bonnie
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      MaineStreamer June 13 I’m sorry I don’t know of any.
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        sigmatau@gmail.com June 15 What is the address?  Google says 425 Maple st, but that's a ball field.
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      Happy Tails 2 U June 16 475 Maple St (Rte 25W)
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      Packratphyls June 16 We have a field that holds about 6-8 rv’s. Check us out on Boondockers Welcome. Cornish Maine. About 25 miles from Portland and 20 miles from North Conway New Hampshire white mountains 20 miles from beaches.
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      • sigmatau@gmail.com
        sigmatau@gmail.com June 16 I drove by it on a MC... I didn't see a sign for Packratphyls,  You are the building next to the side road at 425 Maple?
  • Dave and Susie
    Dave and Susie:
    June 12After taking quite a few short trips, not far from home, we’re ready to take a bit of a longer journey, 4.5-5 hours from home. We live in Corvallis, OR and we’re heading out a bit past Bend, OR into the desert. We don’t want to haul an RV full of water th...  more
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    • Dave and Susie
      Denise Washington June 12 Like many people, we carry about 1/3 full on fresh water tanks and try to be empty on the grey and black tanks. We do carry 2 5 gallon jugs on the trailer with the Goldwing. We have a small pump that we can drop the suction hose into the 5 gallon jugs and...  more
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    • Dave and Susie
      Ted&Sharon June 12 We live in Creswell, and have made that trip over the mountains many times.  We also have a toy hauler.  When we go to Eastern Oregon, we would typically go with full tanks.  Our trailer only holds 100 gallons, so maybe yours holds a lot mo...  more
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      • Dave and Susie
        Dave and Susie June 13 That’s exactly where we’re headed! No SxS yet and he’s staying back for this trip. We probably won’t go so deep as to get back to the Ice Caves. We did that last trip, before the TH, and got to the top of China Hat to see that spectacular view, as well. W...  more
      • Dave and Susie
        Redonion June 13 Excellent, great to hear from those that, have camp in eastern oregon. Things change for the RV, equipment, play equipment, location, etc. Eastern oregon, I call gods play ground. ATV, hunt, fish, and oh yes, HOT springs. Beauty within the eye of the...  more
    • Dave and Susie
      Robbie & Alice June 13 We travel with full fresh water tanks.
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      • Dave and Susie
        Dave and Susie June 13 This just might be the plan now. I’d heard somewhere it was bad and never thought more about it. We travel with full water when we go an hour down the road, don’t know why I thought otherwise for a longer trip.
    • Dave and Susie
      LarandSus June 13 We travel with 100 gal. full water tank and stay at a FHU site before and after boondocking.
    • Dave and Susie
      Hank & Shirleen June 13 If I break down on the road and have overnight or something, I want plenty of water!