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experience mesmerizing gifts of nature in the manner you had always desired? For
instance many of us have a latent craving to feel the rude and unsympathetic
rocks by trekking over them, conquer the snow capped peaks by brushing against
the abandoned boisterous winds and swing in the lap of gushing ice cold water…
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Free camping information for every state.
RV travelers can learn about more than 1,000 free and inexpensive
places to stay a night at
Most of the online directory's listings are supplied by RVers
themselves. They range from scenic government campgrounds to
city-sponsored RV parks, truck stops, rest areas, commercial RV
parks with a fee of $10 or less, desert lands of the West and the
parking lots of RV-friendly businesses.
"City parks are one of the best deals going," said editor Chuck
Woodbury. "There are at least 100 of them around the country where
an RVer is invited to stay a night or even a week for free.
Sometimes there's a donation box, but even so, the requested amount
is usually a fraction of what an RV park would charge. Some country
parks and even fairgrounds also offer complimentary stays."
A recent survey of more than 2,000 recreational vehicle enthusiasts
revealed that approximately 60 percent seek out free or inexpensive
campgrounds to offset high fuel prices. "If an RVer can save $25 or
$35 over what it would cost for an RV park, that money can go into
the gas tank the next day," said Woodbury. But he noted that many
RVers choose free locations simply out of convenience. "They may be
too tired to go on but can't find an RV park. Most of these RVers
will choose a traditional RV park or public campground the next
Many truck stops permit overnight stays as well as other services to
RVers like internet access, propane and mechanical work. Some RVers
routinely hole up overnight in roadside rest areas, a practice
Woodbury does not recommend for safety reasons. But he acknowledges
it's a common practice.
The most popular free overnight stops are in the parking lots of
Wal-Mart stores. "About 90 percent of the stores will allow an RVer
to spend a night as long as they pull off in a corner and don't set
up 'camp,'" said Woodbury, who also edits the 100,000-circulation
Perhaps the best deal going for RVers on a budget is on the federal
government's wide-open desert lands of Arizona and southeast
California where a stay of up to seven months goes for $140. "There
are minimal services at these Long Term Visitor Areas, but for RVers
with solar panels and other devices, life can be very comfortable
and affordable at less than 70 cents a day.
Visitors who post free campground information are encouraged to
provide details about a site's scenic beauty and noise level.
"Locations near railroad tracks are obviously not places where an
RVer stays for a meaningful experience with nature," said Woodbury.
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