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Old 02-01-2016, 09:46 PM   #1
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Alternative free camping verses paying for a site

Hi,

Does anyone have any suggestions on places to camp (possibly at no cost) rather than paying for a campground?

When traveling..there are times we just need a spot to pull over before continuing on to our final destination.

Sure would like to get a recommendation on a nice paved, lighted spot....and if there were similar places across the country.....oh that would be stupendous.

Certainly would be nice to have bathroom facilities also. Oh jeepers..if you might know of a place like that ....it would be nice if there was somewhere that a guy could shop for some last minute items.

Hmmmm...if anyone knows of a place like this...please let me know.

I'll be waiting for replies and recommendations....
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Congratulations, Bill, you did magik to my brain. A word that I don't really use popped up in my mind. To my surprize, I can even use it un a sentence: "You, sir, are being facetious..."
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I learned in Econ 101, there's no such thing as a free lunch.


Walmart, Flying J, Cracker Barrel, some Casinos, etc. Those places may give you what you're looking for "When traveling..there are times we just need a spot to pull over before continuing on to our final destination. " But, they are not campgrounds.


Perhaps you really need to research Stealth Camping? There's lots of information, Google is your friend.
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You can always camp on BLM land free. I wouldn't recommend this bleak spot, though. Not because of the snakes, or the scorpions, or the chances of meeting up with a packing random vagrant with larceny on his mind.

It's because I had to drive 6 miles before I found this spot to safely turn around and get the hell out of there. It's in NM off I-25 near the Bosque de Apache wildlife reserve.
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I personally think that pulling over for the night is different from camping. I always sleep in HWY. rest stops while traveling (some even have dump stations) and Cabelas (some even have dump stations). I prefer these over Walmarts. I park, use the facilities, walk the dog, get in my Casita and go to sleep.
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agree with deb--rest stops are far preferable to most retail store parking lots. sometimes, you can find small town parks that allow camping overnight for free.
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The following have your trifecta...1) Lighting. 2) bathrooms. 3) Food and supplies.

1) Walmart...check with store for policy...most but not all welcome overnighting but no camp fires!

2) Cracker Barrel(s).... Bathrooms and plenty of food...no campfires.

3) Flying J and Pilot gas/truck stops...bathrooms/showers ($)...food but very noisy with trucks in and out all night...no campfires.

Another choice I have used is State Forests...many possibilities here but no lighting...no bathrooms...no supplies etc....Also investigate National Forests.
If in Maine there are countless spots in the Northwoods off old logging roads but very remote...no lighting...pure boondocking...beware of bears!
Because you seem to want a bathroom I might assume your travel trailer does not have a bathroom.....I would never own a travel trailer without a full bath with shower....might as well buy a tent.

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You can always camp on BLM land free. I wouldn't recommend this bleak spot, though. Not because of the snakes, or the scorpions, or the chances of meeting up with a packing random vagrant with larceny on his mind.

It's because I had to drive 6 miles before I found this spot to safely turn around and get the hell out of there. It's in NM off I-25 near the Bosque de Apache wildlife reserve.
I've been on that road following my GPS instructions the get to Bosque de Apache wildlife reserve! Fortunately, I left my trailer in Valley of Fires.
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Some states do not allow overnighting in rest stops. Virginia for one, and there are others.

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You must be referring to my Uncle Sam places. He built them all over and he doesn't mind if you stop and sleep there for a night.......😄


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