Learn about camping and boondocking in Pennsylvania

Rules for Using Turnpike Service Plazas in Pennsylvania

The following set of rules, adopted by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, address the issue of parking along the Turnpike System, which may include the Service Plazas. These are the only rules that address parking at Service Plazas.

Rules for Using Rest Areas in Pennsylvania

These are the full set of rules adopted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation regarding the public use of its rest areas.

Pennsylvania Camping Laws and Regulations

All the laws and regulations within the State of Pennsylvania that pertain to camping, campfires, and other activities associated with camping, including overnight parking.

A Guide to Boondocking in Pennsylvania

Boondocking in Pennsylvania! Boondocking is Pennsylvania is largely relegated to Allegheny National Forest in the north-western portion of the state. There are no BLM lands in Pennsylvania, however the Army Corps of Engineers has a large footprint in the Keystone State. There are also free camping opportunities in Pennsylvania’s wildlife management areas. Pennsylvania Boondocking Map This Pennsylvania Boondocking Map contains locations of free boondocking and free campgrounds where bloggers and YouTubers have produced detailed reviews. Click on a map marker to access their reviews… [AK] [AL] [AR] [AZ] [CA] [CO] [CT] [DE] [FL] [GA] [HI] [IA] [ID] [IL] [IN] [KS] ... Read more

Pennsylvania Rest Area Rules

How long can you stay at a Pennsylvania rest area? Is overnight parking allowed at rest areas in Pennsylvania? Can you sleep in your car? Is camping allowed? What are the full Pennsylvania rest area rules?