Boondocking in National Parks

Olympic National Forest, Camping Rules

These official rules and regulations for camping at Olympic National Forest were gathered from Orders issued by the Supervisor of Olympic National Forest, along with...

Places for Free Camping Near Yosemite National Park

There are places just outside of Yosemite National Park that allow free camping. Camping inside the Park requires a reservation and fees. But there are...

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Camping Rules

These official rules and regulations for camping at Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest were gathered from Orders issued by the Supervisor of Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, along with...

Where Can You Camp for Free in the Grand Canyon?

You can boondock just about anywhere in Grand Canyon National Park, as long as you have obtained a “backcountry camping permit”. Unfortunately, backcountry camping is...

Free Camping at Joshua Tree National Park

Free camping inside Joshua Tree National Park actually does exist. But it’s not a practical opportunity for RVers. Much of Joshua Tree National Park is...

Is Dispersed Camping Legal in National Parks?

Yes, generally speaking, dispersed camping is legal in national parks, but it depends on which park. Many national parks allow “backcountry camping” which is primarily...

Can You Camp Wherever You Want in a National Park?

Yes and No. Most national parks allow for “backcountry camping”, which is the same as “dispersed camping” or “boondocking“, but they allow it only in...

Is Boondocking Allowed in Yellowstone?

Yes, boondocking is allowed in Yellowstone National Park. However, boondocking is limited to just tent camping only, and only in specific areas of the park....

Boondocking in National Parks – How and Where?

Boondocking in national parks is perhaps the most desirable way to RV camp because of the gorgeous scenery, but it’s perhaps the most difficult to...

Is the National Parks Pass Worth Buying for a Boondocker?

It’s an interesting question, being that boondockers typically don’t camp in national parks. Even though many national parks do offer some form of “backcountry camping“,...

Why Is There Private Property Inside National Forests and Parks?

Not all land inside a national forest or national park is public. A lot of this land is privately owned by residents, businesses, and organizations....