Boondocking Etiquette

Do I Have to Shut Off My Generator at Night?

Shutting off your generator at night is more an act of kindness than a steadfast regulation at most public lands. Most jurisdictions don’t define, “quiet...

Can I Shoot My Gun on Public Lands?

Discharging firearms on federal lands can be legal or illegal depending on the jurisdiction. If you’re looking for a place for RV boondocking where you...

Must Dogs Be Kept Leashed When Boondocking?

It depends on the jurisdiction. Must Dogs Be Kept Leashed? The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) do not require...

What Are the Quiet Hours for Boondocking?

Quiet hours for boondocking don’t really exist when boondocking on open lands. However, there are particular jurisdictions that do define quiet hours, even when boondocking....

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....

The 200 Feet Water Setback Rule for Camping, Explained

You may have heard that there is a rule that prohibits camping within 200 feet from a body of water. The rule has been printed...

Is Nude Camping Legal on Federal Lands?

Yes, kind of, it depends, not really, are perhaps good answers to the question of camping naked on federally managed lands. Some federal agencies have...