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Date Place Comment
Hobart Street Park

We pulled in here with our Class A with a Toad when the March wind became too much (40 gusting to 50). This park is free and provides potable water and a dump station, picnic tables and grills. Only a few spots but level and paved. In Pampa just north of the intersection of 60 and 70. Next to the road, and the train tracks but its free, convenient and safe. Good Verizon signal.

Verde Valley Fairgrounds

Fairground parking lot.

We stayed here on a beautiful weekend in March. All the RV locations in town were full - even Dead Horse! My wife was about to commit to $90 freakin dollars for a site at a commercial park (don’t remember which one, but its the one that charges $90…). when i saw this listing. Tons of space. Some 50 Amp and 30 amp sites but no water at the sites. There is good drinking water available and a dump station. Virgil, the host, was very helpful and got us situated for the small fee of $15 a nite. Like I said, there were a lot of sites but probably not going to be that way when there’s an event at the fairgrounds. So, better check.

Verde Valley Fairgrounds

Fairground parking. Close to Old Cottonwood and other attractions. Stayed here on a beautiful March weekend when all the parks were full, even Dead Horse. We called around to private campgrounds (all full) and when my wife was about to commit to $90 freakin dollars for some parking spot, we saw this listing. Lots of open spots. Some with electrical, no water hookups but they have a free dump and good water to fill your tank. Virgil, the host, was very helpful with locating us for the tidy sum of $15 a nite for dry camping. It would, of course be a challenge if there was something going on at the fairgrounds so you better check.

Trona Pinnacles

Thank you Apeman. All true. Easy access, if a bit of washboard. We came in with a 30’ Class A with a toad. We have a jeep so we enjoyed the many trails around the pinnacles. Imagine this place 100,000 years ago as a lake with Wooly Mammoths and Camels roaming around! Our hearts go out to the folks in Trona. They are still still recovering from the earthquake in 2019.

BLM Land near Douglas County Fairgrounds.

As reported by Chalasani.AJ, this is BLM land with easy access next to the fairgrounds. Road is dirt but not bad at all we came in with a 30’ Class A and a toad. Didn’t go as far as previously noted. But I did use FreeRoam to check the BLM status and it’s all free land.

Quincy Lakes Unit

Many thanks to the people who reviewed this place. We stayed here for a few days and left October 3 rd. We were somewhat concerned because there was a notice that the main road closes on October 1st. The South Gate was still closed due to vandalism. Lovely spot. Nice gravel roads. Lots of camping spots. Few folks here this time of year. It does require a Washington State Discover Pass, which we purchased online for $35. Would definitely come here again but it seems like the fall would be the best time.

Dandelion Ranch

Beautiful open meadow with sweeping views of the Rockies. Very convenient to the TCH. Noise was not unreasonable.

Lot across from state park

Checked with the Sand Bar State Park Ranger about overnight parking. No problem. Accommodated us. We have a 30’ Class A with a toad. We were able to turn around at the north end.

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge

On the Arivaca/Sasabe Road. About half way between the 286 junction and Arivaca. We stayed right off the road in a nice, level spot. But the well graded sit road runs north and south and has a zillion pull-offs along the way. Very easy camping for everyone from big rigs to tents.

We tried to camp at Arivaca Lake but the last 3 miles of the road was terrible. Rutted and washed out. We couldn’t find the lake. Took a wrong turn. Decided to forget the whole thing and drove the 20 min. to this spot.

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Forest Service Road 184

Accessed this spot with a 28’ Class A with a toad. Level spot down a turn-off near a corral with a wind mill. Flat, quiet, easy access. Several other campers dispersed around the area. Lots of trails for jeep exploring. Three bars ATT.

Sea Rim State Park

Costs $10 to stay on the beach plus $3 each person. But not much between the water and the shore. Beach is hard pack. Lots of mosquitoes. And alligators too apparently. But nice hiking trails thru the marsh. All in all a lovely spot. We used the RV dump and took on water.

Bayside near ferry terminal

Frenchtown Rd to the end of W Frenchtown Rd at east end of ferry route. Secluded. On small protected harbor within sight of the terminal. Not the prettiest spot, and some trash lying around. Commercial ship traffic around. Fog horns. Etc. level. Hard packed. Lots of room. Free spots are hard to find in these parts. Especially around Spring Break (early March). Took the ferry over from Galveston. It’s free. We’re in a 30’ Class A Motorhome. No problem. Excellent ATT signal.

Magnolia Beach

Great free spot. On the beach. Hard packed sand and shells. Get supplies and water, rv dump before you get here. Lighthouse Prk in Port Lavaca has water and dump for 10 bucks. 15 min away. Good ATT signal.


No longer allow overnight RV parking. Called March 2019.

wild camping

Excellent spot. As described. Almost hidden from the road. Great view. Level spots. Here in a 30 foot Class A. Turn out is at top of hill across from a driveway with mailbox. Entrance looks a bit narrow but easy access for all vehicles. Even our motorcycle.

Rock House Road

Don’t hesitate to follow rockhouse road all the way to the dry lake bed (Clark Lake). The road is well packed with only a bit of washboard. There are signs that prohibit vehicles on the lake, but it looks like a lot of folks do drive around on it. Just set up camp on the edge and walk or bike ride on the lake. Spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and few neighbors. I think people avoid it because you have to drive 2 miles more and there is no cell service.

Borrego Springs/Galleta Meadows

Galetta Meadows in Borrego Springs is a large private sculpture estate open to the public for hiking and camping. Please be respectful and leave only footprints. We owe this treasure to Dennis Avery, philanthropist and heir to the Avery Label company. Excellent access on hard packed sand roads with pull-outs that are close to level.

Viejas Casino & Resort

Surprisingly quiet. Security drives by and waves. Good spot.

Owl Creek Campground

An established campground in the Gila Box Riparian Area. Large flat sites with tables, grills and a single pit toilet. No water. Good ATT coverage. Surrounded by canyons above the Gila River. $5 bucks a night but we were here in mid October. No other campers. Light traffic. Safe. Quiet. Big vista. South of the mining town of Clifton off a dirt road that was just graded. The Black Hills Back Country Byway. Off of 191. Easy access for any rig.

Santa Fe, free overnight parking

It’s true. Here at the visitors center, in the middle of Santa Fe. What could be more convenient? There are technically only 3 spots but I see another camper at another spot in the parking lot. We got here around 1:00PM mid week in October and the few spots rotated in and out with folks passing through. We checked at the visitors center and it was cool.

Walmart Taos

Just a Walmart. But convenient to town. Not many places for Boondocking here. Will be checking out the BLM site above the Rio Grande bridge north of town on the 64. While you are in town, stop in to the La Cueva Cafe just up the road on the Paseo del Pueblo Sur. (135). It’s pretty good Mexican food at good prices. It’s a small place, only seats 12 people.

Kissee Mills Park

This is an established campground with shelters, picnic tables and grills. Adjacent to a river. Free camping for up to 5 days. Level spots. Right next to route 160. It reportedly floods periodically. Noise from highway but will subside in the evening. Listed as public use area, but free camping. It came at the right time. Route 160 was a nice twisty road but better for the motorcycle than the RV. Cat started to throw up. Wife was complaining. Then this spot showed up. It’s time for cocktails and chips.

Coopers Rock Archery Range

Gravel parking lot. Maybe a couple of miles from the main road. The road to the lot is fine. Paved. Quiet spot. Nice trail right nearby. Came here on a Sunday afternoon in early October. One other hiker here. What more could you possibly want?

Cobleskill Walmart

Just your usual Walmart. But a nice one. Level. Pretty fields on right side of large lot. Manager is very welcoming.

Stewart’s Shop and gas station

Gas station on corner of Route. 145 and Route 7in Cobleskill, NY. Has a hose for good, clean portable water. RV’s are welcome to fill up. Convenient to Walmart right down the road.

Machias - on the water

Just as described, a large flat lot, on the river with a view of the waterfall and signs welcoming overnight parking. Even comes with a picnic table and umbrella!. World-class blueberry pie at Helen’s restaurant down the road, but the local head shop reports even better pie at the Bluebird Ranch Restaurant even closer. And they ought to know.

Little River Cove

End of Little River road, which turns into Shore road. Large parking area between the two commercial piers. This is a busy commercial site when in season, but quiet June thru August. Friendly folks but Be respectful of trucks that need turning space. People drop by the docks now and then.

Shelburne Marina Parking Lot

Very spacious lot. Stayed here with a 35’ RV. Very quiet on Friday night. One other RV. Recommended.

Halifax Cow Bay

The spot is as described. Some level areas. Nice views. Short bike ride to a public beach with bathhouse facilities. A local resident said that we were welcome to stay.

Laurie provincial park

There is an opportunity to use the dump station without checking in to the park. When you enter, cross the bridge, then keep to the left. The road leads back out to the main road with a dump station. The registration fee covers the cost if you stay to camp, or you can pay $6.55. But the ranger station is not occupied. You have to pay by phone or leave money in an envelope.


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