Ep. 181: How to Find Great Boondocking Campsites | RV travel camping DIY

Avatar admin | December 16, 2020

The RV industry projects that by the end of 2020 they will have shipped half a million new units to dealers this year, setting a new record. The industry also estimates that there are 9 million US households with an RV. Most of those new units are being snapped up by first-time buyers as a safe way to travel during the coronavirus pandemic. That means that we can expect at least a 5% increase in campers looking for a campsite, and things are already busy and crowded.

Our camping preference is for boondocking, and while it's getting tough to get a reservation at RV parks and campgrounds in many areas, the same holds true in popular boondocking locations. In this episode we share the methods we use to find our own incredibly scenic and uncrowded boondocking locations for terrific free camping!

Filmed: December 8, 2020


  • 0:00 Intro
  • 2:09 The current situation -- why is it so crowded out there?
  • 4:14 What is boondocking?
  • 5:57 Identifying the land manager
  • 8:42 Finding boondocking on US Forest Service land 15:34 Finding boondocking on BLM land
  • 18:57 Enjoying our results
  • 19:30 Wrap-up



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