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Boondocking by phred
phred Tinseth's guide to boondocking, excellent source of basic dry camping information.
Free Campgrounds
Great site for locating free or cheap (under 10 bucks) places to camp.
A publicly available database of GPS coordinates for boondocking (free camping).
Boondocking Etiquette
The do's and don'ts of dry camping.
Boondocking Guide
Dedicated to sharing experiences and knowledge about the many beautiful and interesting boondocking locations in North America, with special emphasis on western Canada, United States and Mexico.
Boondocking Tips
Useful ideas for successful dry camping.
Vagabonder Secrets of Boondocking
Description and tips to aid in your camping experience.
Article on responsible boondocking.

Other Places to Consider

National Forests: You can legally camp anywhere on national forest land. Talk to the rangers to find suitable areas. Many times campgrounds are hidden but worth the hunt.

Long-Term Visitor Areas: Bureau of Land Management LONG TERM VISITORS AREAS have been created in Arizona and California. Long term (good for entire winter) or short term (14 consecutive day) must be purchased for a small fee.
For maps more information check these sites:
 • California BLM Field Offices
 • Arizona BLM Field Offices

City Parks: Many cities or townships offer over-night (dry) camping in their parks.

Truck Stops: While noisy at all hours you can usually find food and showers as well as a place to park.

Wal-Mart: They will be every where soon. Wal-Mart Locator

Rest Areas: Most have a restriction on the amount of time you can stay sometimes as little as 12 hours, not enforced to strictly unless crime is high.

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