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Ahh, boondocking! The joys of living off the grid, free camping, enjoying our nation's great BLM lands and national forests. If this is what you love, then this is the group for yo... see more

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  • Marcia and Dave
    Marcia and Dave :
    8 hours agoWe found an amazing place to stay in Tepoca California, it is listed on Harvest Host but I think you can just call and ask to spend the night. China Ranch Date Farm. The views are fantastic and it is quiet and relaxing. They have wonderful date products i...  more
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      Terry & Diane 8 hours ago the road down toChina ranch is a bit of a chalange, to,say the least for a bigger rig, but we love going there! Get a milkshake! just the greatest
    • Marcia and Dave
      Marcia and Dave 7 hours ago Yes but an amazing challenge! We bought date bread delicious 😋 
    • Marcia and Dave
      Jim O'Briant 7 hours ago We've dry camped overnight at the Idle Spurs Steak House many times over the past 12-15 years. Great hosts & great food.
  • Tom & Bida Solski
    Tom & Bida Solski :
    11 hours agoWe just joined RVillage today and our looking forward to meeting other members.
    We are in the process of planning our summer trip from the West Coast of Canada to the East coast. We will depart early June and are hoping to reach NB & NS before the end of...  more
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    • Tom & Bida Solski
      Mike and Donna Wagner 10 hours ago We just joined Boondockers Welcome which is a website that you pay a subscription to join, and then you can make arrangements to stay at member's private property at no cost.  There are lots of hosts to choose from all over the country and Canada.&nb...  more
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    • Tom & Bida Solski
      Michel Roy 9 hours ago Checkout www.freecampsites.net also... combine with www.boondockerswelcome.com for your route
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      Tom & Bida Solski 9 hours ago Thank you for this info
    • Tom & Bida Solski
      murray j ferguson 8 hours ago Welcome - Safe travels. 
    • Tom & Bida Solski
      Diana & Michael 8 hours ago We're spending the summer in the Maritimes.  Maybe our paths will cross.  Besides the two resources already suggested, how else will you find boondocking spots?
  • Heike & Fritz
    Heike & Fritz:
    Thu at 4:10 PMHi! We are new to this site. Planning a trip from Yukon, Canada to Yuma at Christmas time (for 10 weeks). Done it twice over the last 22 years with kids; this time weèll bring our 2 Rottweilers along. -This might limit our camping possibilities. Love ...  more
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    • Heike & Fritz
      Suzan and Art Thu at 4:32 PM Good luck!  The dogs won't be too much of a problem... we travelled in the past with German Shepherds.  I would worry about road conditions for the northern part of your trip though.  RV's are not known to be good in snow conditions.
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        Heike & Fritz Thu at 5:47 PM We have only done this twice, it worked with some caution.  If need be, we stop and stay the night in a hotel.  We got time on our side :)  The dogs are my biggest worry.  are there not a lot of RV places that will not take you with 2 ...  more
    • Heike & Fritz
      David & Leslie Thu at 5:24 PM I can suggest several dry camping sites if you travel down US-95 from I-84 (West of Boise)all the way to Yuma.  But my guess is you'll be coming down I-15; perhaps then down US-95 - Yes?  If so, then I know of several dry camping sites South of Las Vegas.
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      • Heike & Fritz
        Heike & Fritz Thu at 5:37 PM Ièm not set on a route yet; it will depend on sightseeing, camping opportunities and weather of course! Love any suggestions that is off the beaten pass!
    • Heike & Fritz
      Kay and Russ Wallace Thu at 6:52 PM There are a lot of places to boondock near Yuma, Mittry Lake, Laguna Pond, and BLM next to VFW on 95. Also check out Yuma Lakes RV Resort. They don’t seem to have any restrictions on breed. Tell them I sent you and you will get two free nights to check it out.
    • Heike & Fritz
      Lee & Ann B 17 hours ago Check out Ray from LoveyourRV.com. He's been snowbirding in the desert Southwest for 8 years and has lots of blog posts & videos their trips and camping spots. He's a good source of info down there but his North/South route is generally along the PNW coas...  more
    • Heike & Fritz
      murray j ferguson 8 hours ago Free camping - just supply the guard dogs. A picture on a post should be good enough.
  • Richard Miller
    Richard Miller:
    Wed at 5:03 PMI have been a boondocker for 10 years with out knowing it. I have summered in Mn on my nieces land I am now off the grid. I am going to try solar :)
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    • Mike and Donna Wagner and 7 others like this.
    • Richard Miller
      TheClearyClan Wed at 8:10 PM Have you checked out the group Boondocking with Solar?
      https://www.rvillage.com/group/3062/boondocking-with-solar
      Bob
  • It's a Sick Life
    It's a Sick Life:
    Tue at 9:00 PMMy husband and I have been FT RV'rs since January 2019. We just finally purchased a generator today so we can be fully "off grid". Can anyone suggest a good location for about 3 nights around the Prescott, AZ area?? We have a 32 ft fifth-wheel.
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      It's a Sick Life Wed at 6:25 PM I did use google satellite today and it was extremely helpful in finding out what kind of access these places have. Thanks for all your help!! We really want to explore boondocking but are TOTALLY new to this!
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        Kay and Russ Wallace Wed at 7:23 PM I started by going to Quartzite for my first real boondocking experience in the West. Many state parks back East have no hook ups. So I was used to dry camping. But pulling off the road onto BLM land is a little bit intimidating at first. You are going to...  more
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      RV-Dreamer Thu at 12:04 AM www.campendium.com
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      It's a Sick Life Thu at 8:38 AM Thanks for the suggestion Kay and Russ! I am currently planning our route so that is very helpful! 
    • It's a Sick Life
      OurMobileBackPack Thu at 8:45 AM Our first boondocking  experience was this January at quartzite Purchased a folding 200 watt solar set up , works great. We will usually unhook the Jeep and find a spot first. 
    • It's a Sick Life
      Robbie & Alice Thu at 12:30 PM Our first boondocking was in 2006.....haven't stopped yet for all these years of full timing.
  • Sandy & Pat Whyte
    Sandy & Pat Whyte:
    April 14I will be in New Mexico during the Balloon Festival.
    Where can I see balloons but stay away from the city and crowds?
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    • Sandy & Pat Whyte
      Robbie & Alice April 14 New Mexico is a big state. Any idea of which town or area you'd like to watch the balloons?
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    • Sandy & Pat Whyte
      Sandy & Pat Whyte April 14 Sorry I was not clear.  I was thinking Albuquerque but open to other suggestions.  Thinking we will spend at least a month traveling around the state and like to hike and flat water kayak.  
    • Sandy & Pat Whyte
      BobNLinC April 14 There are always a few kayaks on the Rio Grande watching the balloons do the "splash and dash" right near them, couldn't ask for a better viewing site.  We occasionally get comfortable in the commercial/industrial area just south of the balloon field...  more
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    • Sandy & Pat Whyte
      Fred Gross April 14 You and 887,000 (2018) people come to see this wonderful event.  The city and many surrounding areas are quite full.  Including the Walmart lots in surrounding cities.  To see the balloons close and avoid the crowds is difficult.  Bob'...  more
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      • Sandy & Pat Whyte
        Sandy & Pat Whyte Mon at 12:35 PM Thank you, Fred.  Tried to get RV reservation months ago but they are not even taking names for the waitlist.
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      BobNLinC Mon at 7:18 PM Hey Sandy and Pat, lots of great hiking trails in the Sandias.  La Luz trail goes from the foothills all the way to the crest, if you're up to it.  A hidden gem in Tijeras canon is the trail from Tijeras up to Carlito Springs.  Especially p...  more
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        Sandy & Pat Whyte Tue at 5:53 AM Tijeras area looks really interesting. Alltrails shows Carlito springs trail closed.  No recent posts. Is it open now? Are the roads in this area 4WD?  Any camping  at the trailheads? We have a class B van self contained and love camping wh...  more
  • Debi & Dean
    Debi & Dean:
    April 13Just made it to Albuquerque NM and looking for a place to stay for the night but all I see is Kmart's or airport. At Costco and trying to search but need help. Anything rural but not to far off from 40 east. Thanks, Debi
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    • Debi & Dean
      MaritimersChasingTheSun April 13 Also, there are a few Harvest Hosts nearby if you are a member of HH
      - Rob
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      Ramblin' Rose April 13 There is a comment about a casino just off 40 that has rv parking. 
    • Debi & Dean
      David & Leslie April 13 HH was undefined by Rob, but he is likely referring to Harvest Hosts.  HH could also mean Happy Hookers, I suppose.
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      • Debi & Dean
        MaritimersChasingTheSun April 14 HAHAHA, yup, Harvest Hosts.
        www.HarvestHosts.com
        In the first part of my message I did say there were several Harvest Hosts nearby...then I just abbreviated with HH. 😀
        - Rob
      • Debi & Dean
        Ray & Ann April 14 And with both Harvest Host and Happy Hookers you need to call ahead, not show up at the door!
      • Debi & Dean
        Richard Miller Wed at 5:05 PM I like the last one. Where can I find one. Lol
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      texastwostep April 14 Sandia casino
    • Debi & Dean
      Debi & Dean April 14 I appreciate all the great advice posted. We are back on the road heading to Amarillo TX.
  • Kathy & Scot Myers
    Kathy & Scot Myers:
    April 12Looking for a good boondocking site close to Memphis, TN to visit Beale street this summer. . . tx for help!
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      OurMobileBackPack April 12 We found a Cabalas by the bridge to Arkansas also just on the other side of the bridge there was a Casino we parked at. Check the all stays app.  
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      • Kathy & Scot Myers
        LarandSus April 12 I think you mean Bass Pro shop. We went there last summer.
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      Kathy & Scot Myers April 12 remember name of casino?
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        OurMobileBackPack April 13 Hi
        Southland Casino Racing
        1550 north Ingram Blvd.
        West Memphis AR.
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      Jim & Sharon Ham April 12 Not Boondocking and a little more of a drive, but stayed at a really nice cheap state park in Mississippi that was just South of Memphis on I-57.  It was not crowded so plenty of empty spaces between sites, with water and electric only, no sewer.&nbs...  more
    • Kathy & Scot Myers
      Rich Seiffert April 12 Hi Kathy & Scot...again, not boondocking, but I stayed at T.O. Fuller state park when I was there. It is only 10 miles from Beale St, I was able to take an uber there. Nice sites, not too close together, with electric and water hookups. I can't remember i...  more
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  • Lolova
    Lolova:
    April 11Boondo King at the Picard Rec Site near Healey, BC. The Similkimeen River is beautiful Nd the weather had been great the past few days.
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    • Lolova
      Lolova April 11 Wow. Auto correct really messed up my post. I meant to say we were boondocking at Pickard Rec Site near Hedley, BC
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  • Donna Warman
    Donna Warman:
    April 11On a hike in Quartzite last week we found beautiful cactus blooms. The desert is beautiful this year from all the rain.
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      Richard Miller April 13 They are beautiful love to have some for my garden
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    • Donna Warman
      Donna Warman April 14 We were boondocking in the desert! It’s beautiful this spring !
    • Donna Warman
      Richard Miller Mon at 10:48 AM I want to try it some time. I hand my two places I mostly go to Mn and an love to find some one to travel with.
    • Donna Warman
      Rich Seiffert Wed at 8:44 AM Nice shots!
    • Donna Warman
      Donna Warman Wed at 6:41 PM Thanks!