Learn about camping and boondocking in Washington

Boondocking in Washington!

Boondocking in Washington is found mostly on BLM lands in the eastern half of the state as well as in the state’s seven national forests. There are also free camping opportunities along the Columbia Gorge and within many of the state’s wildlife management areas and fishing access sites.

Washington Boondocking Map

This Washington 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…

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Washington Boondocking Maps

Washington State Rest Area Map

Updated: May 1, 2024

The Washington State rest area map presented below was compiled from data published by the Washington State Department of Transportation...

5 Dispersed Camping Sites in Olympic National Forest

Updated: April 1, 2024

Dispersed camping (or boondocking) is allowed inside Olympic National Forest. The forest allows camping just about anywhere and everywhere within...

Places to Camp for Free in Washington

Vernita Bridge Water Access Site

Updated: April 6, 2024

Vernita Bridge, Mattawa, WA Dispersed camping close to Tri-Cities, WA can be found on the north side of Vernita Bridge, about 20...

South Loop Trailhead, Fishtrap Lake, WA

Updated: February 17, 2024

Fishtrap Recreation Area, Miller Ranch, Washington If you’re looking a place to camp with your RV for free, Fishtrap Recreation...

Washington State Camping Laws and Regulations

Is Nude Camping Illegal in Washington?

Updated: March 28, 2024

No, in general terms, nude camping is not illegal in Washington State. In fact, it is not illegal to be...

Camping on Washington State Trust Lands

Updated: April 5, 2024

The State of Washington allows camping on its state trust lands, but only on areas that they have designated specifically...

Washington State Rest Area Rules

Updated: April 5, 2024

Is overnight parking permitted at a Washington State Rest Area? How many hours can you stay at a Washington State...

Federal Lands in Washington

Olympic National Forest, Camping Rules

Updated: March 29, 2024

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