Boondocking / Dry Camping, RV Camping

RV Camping in Florida

Boondocking is what we do best! This is our preferred way to camp, and we have found some amazing, epic places we want to share with you! But we are also members of Boondockers Welcome, Escapees and Thousand Trails. So we’re here to share our tips on all the locations we stay in Florida. We are full-time RV travelers, so we will be updating this blog often! Come back often!

Boondocking / Free Camping

Florida has some pretty epic free camping areas! Yes, I know! Boondocking in Florida is challenging. Reserving your free sites on the WMA websites can be tedious and hard. But Florida has hundreds of amazing boondocking places. They are really scenic, beautiful places! Be patient, and you could land in some of Florida’s most scenic RV spots – FREE!

  • Potts Preserve – We stayed about eight days here. Loved it. Quiet, good cell service, and plenty of space for a big rig. GPS location on the photo below.
  • Lake Panasoffkee – Another great place. Hint: Reserve the Equestrian area if you’re a big rig. You know you’ll fit if horse trailers can fit.  GPS on photo below.
  • Dead River Landing – Cell service is limited here, but wow! We ended up reserving this just for the weekend because I work, so I need cell service during the week. Here you are just steps away from a beautiful little river/lake where you can put your kayak in. See more pictures below!
  • Bayside – waterfront small beach, amazing sunsets, and great cell service. We were able to stay here for five days. Loved the little beach right behind the RV. GPS on the picture below.
  • Goose Pasture Campground – GPS: 30.202837, -83.967889 – Good cell service, and plenty of room. 

Thousand Trails

Since we are very new to Thousand Trails, we have not stayed at any of the Thousand Trails parks yet. Stand by! Our top pics based on recommendations from friends are:

  • Space Coast
  • Crystal Isles
  • Tropical Palms

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RV Camping in Wyoming

Boondocking is what we do best! This is our preferred way to camp and we have found some amazing, epic places we want to share with you! But we are also members of Boondockers Welcome, Escapees and Thousand Trails. So we’re here to share our tips on all the locations we stayed while traveling in Texas. We live and travel full time in our RV, so we will be updating this blog often! Come back often!

Boondocking

  • Encampment – GPS: 41.211333, -106.792139. This is an amazing spot with free hook-ups (they encourage a donation). You can stay 3 days here. We loved it here and explored the town and the museum, which has some fascinating history.
  • Palisades Reservoir – Indian Creek. GPS: 43.244523, -111.110526 Free. Access is easy, and length is unlimited. Epic views, and Afton (which is where the Intermittent Spring)
  • Granite Creek – GPS: 43.296483, -110.502150 There are several spots in a 5-8 mile area here. Just keep following the dirt road down. Because of weather, and possible closings, my advice is to unhook and scout a location. Make sure your size rig is good to get down the road. Dirt roads are so unpredictable.
  • Spread Creek National Forest – GPS: 43.775901, -110.511950. If you’re heading to the Tetons, this is your place! It’s about 20 minutes from the entrance to the National Park, and a beautiful, clean boondocking area. When we visited, there was a 5-day max stay, so make sure you check out the length of stay, and that it fits your needs. Lots of big rig friendly spots.
Spread Creek National Forest
  • Schwabacher’s Landing GPS: 43.7638, -110.5538 A perfect boondocking spot if you want to head to the Grand Tetons NP
  • Wheatland WY City Park – GPS: 42.04763, -104.953217 (not pictured) Free electric hook-ups, with free water and dump in the park. They ask if you are staying more than a couple of nights, that you leave a donation. It is right next to a train that runs through which didn’t bother us. Not the epic views we love but have to say it was nice to be able to have free water, electric hookups, and dump. 
  • Wind River Casino – GPS: 42.983322, -108.393928 – I didn’t get any pictures here, but there is plenty of room for your big rig here. Electric hookups in the parking lot for $25 per night. OR you can just stay for free with no hook-ups. Normally we wouldn’t pay that, but it was 96* in July. Really awesome hotel and casino. Great people. WiFi service provided by the hotel, but we had a hard time getting any services to work. For one night it worked out ok. 50amp service pedestals are brand new (2019).
  • Lovell Camper Park – GPS: 44.841944, -108.383498 Awesome, free city park. No hookups but they do have a dump station and fresh drinking water to fill your tanks for free. Also, there are bathrooms, with showers (we didn’t inspect them but it was a very clean and maintained area so I’m assuming they were very nice). There are also large dumpsters for trash. As you can see, the spot we have is a pull-thru spot. But we did back into it (Justin is a rock star!) because it was easier for him to just back all the way in from the entrance vs. making the loop in which the turns were a little sharp. So I’m making this a big rig friendly park, but as you can see from the picture, it was a little tight.

Paid Campgrounds

With so many boondocking areas in Wyoming, we didn’t stay in any paid campgrounds. We’d love you to share your suggestions for paid campgrounds!

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RV Camping in Texas

Boondocking is what we do best! This is our preferred way to to camp and we have found some amazing, epic places we want to share with you! But we are also members of Boondockers Welcome, Escapees and Thousand Trails. So we’re here to share our tips on all the locations we stayed while traveling in Texas. We live and travel full time in our RV, so we will be updating this blog often! Come back soon!

Boondocking

Boondocking in Texas is one of the easiest places we have found to do so! This list is long, so grab your favorite drink and take notes!

  • Granbury Lake – Great little park area, with a beautiful waterfront view. We loved it. Big rig friendly and great cell coverage.
Granbury Lake
  • Lake Meredith – GPS: 35.70684, -101.5643 – We stayed here just one night. No hookups, but this is a beautiful place and we could have stayed much longer. There are some hookup’s here for a price, but we didn’t check into it, as we didn’t need hookups. Great cell service for working, and incredible views.
Lake Meredith, TX
  • Sargent, TX – Right on the beach, amazing views, easy access, cell service great! GPS: GPS: 28.770845, -95.614845
Sargent TX
  • Seabee Park – Abilene, TX – GPS: 32.541212, -99.710291 We first found this park in 2018. And went back again in 2020. Great big spots for any size rig, good cell service, and we were almost the only ones there both times.
  • Winnsboro Lake West, TX – Great city park. Free. Great cell service. Beautiful views. Trash available. GPS: 32.9125784, -95.3481994 (see our video below regarding this location)
Winnsboro Lake West
  • Lake Whitney – GPS: 32.004165, -97.445160 – Steel Creek Park Free Water throughout park, no hook ups, great cell service. We loved it here! Do not confuse this with the Thousand Trails park by the same name. This is actual boondocking on the lake.
Lake Whitney – Steel Creek Park

Did you know that there are a lot of small little city parks, or city owned areas you can park for free for a night or two, and a lot of them even have hookups? Here are some we found!

  • Andrews, TX – Chamber Of Commerce has about 8 full hook up spots behind building. 50 Amp or 30 Amp, water, and dump is at the end of the area. Free. Can stay up to 3 days. Just make sure you go in (during open hours) and let them know you’re there. They do keep a log.
Andrews TX
  • Dumas, TX City Park – GPS: 35.8676953, -101.9794754. Free 30 and 50 AMP hookups, and free dump and water on site. Amazing little park. 2 day stay max, but the second time we were there there was no one at all there, and we stayed 3 days due to large storm that passed through. Please don’t overstay if lots of people are there.
Dumas, TX City Park

Thousand Trails

There are currently 17 parks in the Thousand Trails system to camp in Texas.

  • Lake Whitney – We were very happy with our stay here. For our stay we chose spot #77 – For those of you who work remotely, Verizon was ok, but not great, and ATT really doesn’t work at all. We were able to get the best Verizon service in Loop A, Spot 77. Our visit was the beginning of 2020 – so check with the park for updated information. The picture looks like we were tight in the space, but we really were not. There was plenty of room on the door side and we were really happy with the spot.
Lake Whitney – Thousand Trails
  • Lake Tawakoni – We were really happy with this Thousand Trails campground. So many people have mixed reviews, but please know we are very easy going and easy to please people. We don’t have a lot of expectations and as long as we feel safe, there are a few things to do in the area, and the staff is nice, we really just find the positive. We spent many evenings in the hot tub here, and really enjoyed our stay!
Lake Tawakoni – Thousand Trails

Other Paid Campgrounds

NAS Corpus Christi – We stayed here for a full month as we were volunteering in the clean up efforts after Hurricane Harvey. If you’re able to stay at military family campgrounds, this is a beautiful area, and great campground to stay for very reasonable prices.

Ahhh …. what a long list! And we’re not done yet! Make sure you check back often as we aren’t done exploring Texas yet, and there are so many amazing free places and membership campgrounds to explore. What’s your favorite? We’d love to hear from you on where you were able to find boondocking at, and what you would recommend. Please leave a comment below and let us know.

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RV Camping in California

Boondocking is what we do best! This is our preferred way to to camp and we have found some amazing, epic places we want to share with you! But we are also members of Boondockers Welcome, Escapees and Thousand Trails. So we’re here to share our tips on all the locations we stay in California. We are full time RV travelers, so we will be updating this blog often!

Boondocking

  • Boondocking: If you have a smaller RV or van, check out the most amazing views up in Big Sur, California GPS: 35.970278, -121.450784. We are 40 feet and couldn’t fit up there, but oh what a view! 
  • Redinger Lake Road, NorthFord, CA – GPS: 37.145072, -119.454472 – Some information says 30 feet or less, but many bigger rigs have made it here, and been happy. Beautiful area!
  • Spangler Hills – Ridgecrest, CA – Large open desert with mountain views. Any size rig will fit. Watch the summer heat! GPS: 35.517459, -117.661117
  • TOP PICK: Short Canyon Road – Inyokern, California GPS: 35.710854, -117.909935 Look at this view!! 
Short Canyon Boondocking

Thousand Trails

There are currently 21 Thousand Trails and Trails Collection parks in California. We haven’t been to any yet, but let us know your favorites!

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RV Camping in Virginia

Boondocking is what we do best! This is our preferred way to to camp and we have found some amazing, epic places we want to share with you! But we are also members of Boondockers Welcome, Escapees and Thousand Trails. So we’re here to share our tips on all the locations we stay in Virginia. We are full time RV travelers, so we will be updating this blog often! Come back often!

Boondocking (Free Camping) in a Big Rig

  • Did you know you can stay 2 nights in the Eastern Shore Welcome Center? It’s certainly not the most epic of views, or the most quiet, but seriously easy, good cell service, and a flat area to park. GPS: 37.133955, -75.965563
  • Dismal Swamp CoE (Corp of Engineers) Chesapeake – GPS: 36.604442, -76.381418. Paved, quite open year round, and big rig friendly. Good cell service and trash cans available. 
  • Several places to boondock in the George Washington National Forest. Fulks Run, Virginia GPS: 38.605652, -78.957977 – This is a popular horse riding area, so big rigs definitely fit. 
  • Holly Brook, Virginia GPS: 37.199093, -80.886757 – This place is beautiful! 
  • Oronoco Campground – Vesuvilis, VA GPS 37.746931, -79.263976. We loved this place! We were the only ones there at the time. A few sites did have some trash, which we picked up and carried out. There are bathrooms here, but this place isn’t highly maintained. It was still a beautiful place to camp, quiet and though we didn’t stay too long there is some strange history to this place, as they had a monument across the street. Only downside was there is absolutely no cell service here. Neither Verizon or AT&T worked when we were there in 2019.

Thousand Trails

We are very new members of Thousand Trails. So come back soon! We plan to check out the VA Thousand Trails parks this fall! Which ones are your favorite?

  • Williamsburg RV – Williamsburg
  • Virginia Landing – Quinby
  • Lynchburg – Gladys
  • Harbor View RV – Colonial Beach
  • Chesapeake Bay – Gloucester

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