Find the Perfect Campsite with these Websites
Whether you camp in a tent or have an enormous RV, it can be difficult to find awesome places to camp. Luckily there are now several websites that can help you find the ideal camping location.
Find the Perfect Campsite with these Websites
- Campendium is a fabulous resource for people who love to camp. Sites are shown on clickable maps and users provide reviews and information about each place. You’ll find free campsites on BLM lands as well as fancy RV parks and everything in between. The site has details like accessibility, amenities like bathrooms, how quiet or private it is, and very useful – the cellular connection there.
- Another awesome resource for finding unique places to camp is Hipcamp. On Hipcamp you can find cool privately owned places as well as public lands, State Parks or KOAs. Users leave helpful reviews and there is a rating system for each campground. There’s information about activities available near the campsites like kayaking, climbing or horseback riding. Some Hipcamp sites have extra amenities like cabins, outdoor kitchens or even RVs to stay in. You can book directly through the site. Get $20 toward your first trip by signing up here. It’s free!
- Do you hate paying for campsites? Check out Boondocking.org. Find free camping spots near you with this website started by Andrew Koransky. Entries are provided by the users. There is also an iPhone app available.
- Sometimes you might like to boondock but there aren’t any public lands nearby. Maybe you want to stay near a town or city. The amazing Boondockers Welcome is a new service that connects RVers with property owners for a free night stay on their land or in their driveway. Join the network to get access to the database. It’s a bit like Couchsurfing for RVers.
- RV Camping claims to have the best network of RV camping spots nationwide. They list information on campgrounds, RV parks, boondocking sites, public lands and even ideas for free parking besides Walmart parking lots and truck stops. A handy clickable map lets you find a spot nearby. The site also lists useful amenities like dump stations.
- Camping at a winery sounds like an excellent idea doesn’t it? If you love argri-tourism, check out Harvest Hosts. Membership lets you stay the night at a range of farms, historical sites and yes, wineries and breweries across the USA. One catch, you must have an RV and it must be completely self-contained. If you rent a self-contained RV you can use this service as well.
- Looking for a campsite in the USA, Canada or Mexico where you can stay with your RV? Take a look at RV Park Reviews. There are lots of details on this great website with reviews and information on amenities too.
- All Stays is a compendium of lodging options for the traveler including campsites, hotel rooms and truck stops. There is a basic website available for free, plus a pro version available for a fee. There are also several apps available as well with details about paid and free sites to camp and RV.
- Join Passport America for discounts on privately owned campgrounds across the USA. They list RV sites and tent sites and typically offer up to a 50% discount on fees.
- Many RVers are members of Thousand Trails. Annual membership gives users access to free or discounted camping within their network of locations. Most are privately owned campgrounds or RV parks.
- If you’ll be visiting a lot of National Parks like Saguaro National Park, Yosemite, Colorado National Monument or Joshua Tree National Park you might want to purchase an annual park pass. The America the Beautiful pass gets you free access to all the parks! Camping is not included but it will save you money if you are planning to visit several parks. You can get the National Park pass here!
- Don’t have your own campervan or RV? Rent one with Outdoorsy!
We hope this list of resources helps you in planning your next camping trip or RV adventure!
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