Top ten free RV camping tips
Everybody loves a buy one get one free offer, how about buy one get them all free; sounds good right let me explain. When I first purchased my four-wheel pop-up camper I envisioned that I would have some opportunities to camp in some secluded areas for free, but I had no idea what was truly available.
The US is arguably one of the most beautiful places on the planet. hopefully some of the photos you will see can support that.
The tips I am about to share and work with most RVs but some will definitely favor a pop-up camper, like my Four wheel.
#1 national Forest.
national Forest can be spectacular and normally free. sometimes you are on mountain roads by streams or lakes and the set up like my four wheel pop-up camper is worth its weight in gold. Some of the prettiest campsites I have used would be remote at best. There is no chance you’re going to roll in with a 33 foot motorhome.
I many times tease my good friend who has a big 30 foot plus motorhome saying you hike up from your campsite to see that beautiful view by a lake or stream where I am already camped.
#2 BLM land
BLM land ( Bureau of land management ) manages land for logging and paper companies
BLM public lands are located in many western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming to name a few.
Most require a fire permit which I normally forgo because my four wheel pop-up camper has a great stove. In addition being a hunter having myself or my clothes smell like an extinguished campfire is not my idea of going unnoticed by animals in the woods.
#3 private logging companies
Private logging companies throughout the US have secured some of the most beautiful land imaginable and often allow free camping. In most cases campfires are not permitted for obvious reasons. For them Camp Fires is like giving a kid a hammer in a shop that specializes in glass figurines and fine china, Not a great combination.
if you just want a place to spend the night with access to clean bathrooms, groceries, and other supplies you might need, Walmart can be a great choice. Most Walmart super centers and many of their stores allow this overnight courtesy.