Washoe Lake State Park
Carson City, NV
"A Nice Campground in a Great Area"
Mud Lake Trailhead
Hat Creek, CA
"Neat Little Campground, Right on the PCT"
"Awesome, Brand New BLM Campsites"
Old Highway 89
Mount Carmel, UT
"Surprisingly nice boondocking just off of US-89"
Fruita Campground
Torrey, UT
"A National Parks Service Campground to Be Proud Of!"
Hole in the Rock
Escalante, UT
"Great Boondocking Along the Incredibly Scenic UT-12"
Tom's Best Spring
Panguitch, UT
"Another One for the Record Books!"
County Road 34
Mancos, CO
"Fine free camping near Cortez, CO"
Cliff Camp
Cortez, CO
"Hard to Access, 100% Worth It!!"
"Spacious Boondocking north of Moab!"
"Great Park Tucked into the Mountains - Popular on Weekends"
Valley of the Gods
Mexican Hat, UT
"Breathtaking Scenery and Blissfully Quiet Camping"
"Big Open Camping Spaces Near OHV Trails - Great for Groups"
McHood Park
Winslow, AZ
"Fine & Free Local Campground"
"Fine Casino Parking Lot Surfing"
Saddle Mountain
Tonopah, AZ
"Unbelievable, Wide-Open Boondocking West of Phoenix"
Madden Peak Road
Hesperus, CO
"Closed - Open Seasonally"
Casino Arizona
Scottsdale, AZ
"Fine Casino Camping"
"Truck Stop Style Free Casino Camping"
"NPS Campground Perfection"
Darby Well Road
Ajo, AZ
"Open Boondocking Near a Giant Pit Mine"
"Supremely Peaceful Grassland Camping Near Tucson!"
"If I must pay to camp, I will pay to camp at places like this"
Indian Bread Rocks
Bowie, AZ
"Great Boondocking with Rocks to Explore!"
"Great Casino Overnight"
Baylor Canyon Road
Las Cruces, NM
"Very Rough Primitive Camping in Organ Mountains"
Sierra Vista Campground
Las Cruces, NM
"Perfect Little BLM Campsite in the Organ Mountains!"
North Beach
Corpus Christi, TX
"Camping on the Beach"
Lake Holloman
Holloman Air Force Base, NM
"Utilitarian Camping with Plenty to Offer, But No Excitement!"
Wildcat Recreation Area
Robert Lee, TX
"Great Waterfront Boondocking "
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Conquering Canyonlands

 While there are tons of camping options around Moab, we’ve done enough research to know that it’s almost impossible to find a spot in one of the official campgrounds- especially when visiting in May,...

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Capitol Reef National Park & Utah’s Stunning Scenic Rt 12

 Another feature of the fold is that is does not let water pass into the rocks below easily, and therefore traps the trace rainfall of the surrounding desert into a small river.  This source of water a...

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Bryce Canyon National Park: Life Atop the Grand Staircase

 After another awesome drive down the next 50 miles of UT-12, we found ourselves up atop the Paunsaugunt Plateau.  In another bit of eastern ignorance, we are not familiar with plateaus like this.  One...

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From Petrified Wood to Wild Horses

As we’ve come to learn, certain national parks are all about the views, while others are all about the features. And when talking about Petrified Forest National Park, it definitely falls into the latt...

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Catching a Corner of CO

     The funny thing about boondocking as much as we do is that if you find enough of the dramatic and breathtaking sites - you start to really crave them.  So we spent a few hours that week searching...

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Valley of the Sun: Birthdays, NASCAR, and the greater Phoenix Metro

 Thankfully, the Light Rail happened to run right by the casino. In true NN fashion, we wanted to spend the day seeing as much as we could, so we took advantage of the ride and made our way towards dow...

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Brushing the Border: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

 Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument sits right near the border of Mexico, along the southern side of Arizona. This special ecosystem, stretching from the southwestern United States down into Mexico, i...

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Tucson & Our First Steps Into the Sonoran Desert

 We stayed our first night at the Desert Diamond Casino.  Not being big gamblers, we target casino parking lots for different reasons… ample and welcoming RV overnight accommodations.  Desert Diamond,...

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Now Entering: AZ

 Tacos (and rainbows, clearly, but we'll get to that later). As we made our way to AZ, we stumbled on a small, family-run gem in Deming, New Mexico that made our interstate drive a bit more bearable. E...

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Finding Magic in the land of enchantment

 That's right, sledding! At WSNM, you can rent discs (technically purchase, but they have a buy-back program) to use to fly down the dunes. Since the sand is made from gypsum, it is always cool to the...

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Two-Steppin' Across Texas

Texas has always been a place that I was interested in visiting.  It wasn't for the same reasons that I wanted to see Montana or Wyoming; honestly, I don't really know why I wanted to go to Texas, but...

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Quiet Boondocking in Harrison County State Forest

The Details:Name: Ronsheim CampgroundLocation: Harrison County State Forest; Cadiz, Ohio Reservations: None taken. Self-Registration required and consists of filling out a form that can be found at the...

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Easy Living on the Maumee River: Mary Jane Thurston State Park, OH

Although it is a small park, the sleepy little town of Grand Rapids is cute enough to make your head spin. With ice cream shops, antique stores, the giant town clock, and an adorable restaurant overloo...

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High Sodium Content: The Bonneville Salt Flats and Salt Lake City

 WATER? WHAT? I know. Before our arrival, we had no idea that it was a normal thing in the late fall/winter to have all of the Flats covered in about six inches of water.  Luckily, the boondocking spot...

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A Weekend of Seclusion to Start the Long Journey Home

 Now, even if this did all seem too good to be true, the drive from Paisly, OR to the Virgin Valley would have been completely worth it.  It was without a doubt some of the most breathtaking driving th...

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From Terrifying to Tillamook

 The low-hanging branch blocking our way should have been the first sign that we needed to pick another spot. We sat in the road for a minute with Tig, trying to figure out what to do, when a forest se...

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Best Friends and Big Forests at Olympic National Park

Before Cori and I moved into our tiny house on wheels together, I had spent five of the last six years living with the same person: my good friend Max.  In fact, Max introduced Cori and I to each other...

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A Deep Dive into Hells Canyon on the Snake River

 After much deliberating we decided to go check out the Pittsburg Landing Recreation Area, where there is a lovely little USFS campground.  The Pittsburg Landing Area is a large landing by the river, w...

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From Desert to Pacific: Our Tour Down the Columbia

 There was one other rig there when we arrived, and we would later come to meet Whitley and Brenda. Time and time again, we meet new people that help restore our faith in humanity. We were a couple of...

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Nothing Tops the Tetons

 We arrived at the Tetons and made our way up to Upper Teton View (Thanks Campendium!!). It was very easy to find our spot and there were plenty of options to choose from, but we happened to see that a...

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McGinnis Creek: Boondocking Among the Scars of Glacier National Park's Summer of Fire

 Aside from some solemn moments spent looking out over the scarred forest, we spent most of our time at the McGinnis Creek area working, cooking, and cleaning.  Although these are not the most exciting...

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The Hunt for Ice and Snow: Crystal Lake Campground, Lewis & Clark National Forest — Nomadic Neighbors

 Once we got settled, we started to explore. Crystal Lake is a beautiful, snowmelt lake that is deepest in the spring, then slowly sinks down into the rocks below. They stock it with lake trout each sp...

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Simple Camping in Montana's Bitterroot Valley

When we first heard of the free USFS campground at Blodgett Creek, or “The Yosemite of Montana”, it sounded like a great place to spend a week recovering after Glacier National Park.  To make things be...

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Breezy Beaches and Fiery Sunsets at Manistee National Forest, Lake Michigan — Nomadic Neighbors

After we got settled in, it was time to explore! From Green Rd, it is only about a 5 minute bike ride to the recreation area. The Manistee National Forest is home to the Nordhouse Dunes, part of the Lu...

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the Wall: Boondocking Perfection outside Badlands National Park

 We spent most days at the Wall enjoying the views, nature, new friends, and the perfect summer breeze. Adding to the perfection of this spot is the ease of which you can go enjoy the Badlands National...