We camp for free when ever possible, and most of the time it's very possible. This might include overnighting at truck stops, Walmart or casinos. But, we avoid the blacktop camping as much as possible. My very favorite website to find resource to find free camping is freecampsites.net
The people that created and own freecampsites.net
are good friends. But, that's not why I use this valuable resource. This is my favorite because users are able to contribute and are updating the camping information constantly. Also, this is the grandfather of all the free camping resources, on the net. The owners are experienced techies and make the website VERY user friendly. They respond, immediately, to any concerns or problems you may have, if they're in a place with internet access. And they're eager to hear our ideas with regard to making the website better. You'll never be patronized or talked down to.
Almost more important than anything else, J & J are out there, full-timing, van dwelling, free and wild camping 365/7/24. They understand our needs and desires as people who live a minimalist lifestyle, that want to be out and living in nature on a very frugal budget.
All the pictures in this post are free campsites I found on freecampsites.net
as I traveled cross country.
Most recently, I traveled from Massachusetts to Nevada. It was kind of a rushed trip (3 weeks to cross is rushing for me) because I had a couple of delays and a commitment in AZ.
Because of that, we did a lot of parking lot camping.
We did find these two great sites on freecampsites.net
In Elk City, Oklahoma
And the picture above was taken in Hereford, TX
. Both sites are located in city parks with a lake and provided free electricity. The park in Hereford, TX also gave us access to water. Hot showers were available at the YMCA, located at the same address and situated in front of the RV park.
Freecampsites.net also has a facebook page