Can you Boondock in national parks?
A few US National Parks allow overnight RV parking and boondocking, but generally camping is restricted to established campgrounds.
USFS (United States Forest Service) and BLM (Bureau of Land Management) high popularity areas often have restricted access camping areas..
What is a Boondocking?
Boondocking, to us, is the opportunity to camp off-the-grid, far from the services and amenities that can be found at RV parks or developed campgrounds. It’s a quieter way of camping, one that often lands us in beautiful destinations for days or weeks at a time.
Can you Boondock without a generator?
The short answer is, “no”, you don’t need a generator for boondocking. However, the long answer is, “it depends on how much electricity you need, how long you want to boondock in the same site, and how much battery bank and solar you have.” Most boondockers do have a generator for those moments when the sun goes away.
How long can you Boondock in an RV?
Many “professional” dry campers are able to last 10-14 days without refilling water or needing to dump their tanks. This may be longer than you ever plan to dry camp, but with practice, most could easily last three or four nights. Dry camping may seem overwhelming and difficult if you have never tried it before.
Is it safe to Boondock?
Yes, boondocking is very safe. It’s more safe to boondock in your RV than it is to stay at RV parks. Reports of boondockers being attacked or murdered by violent criminals are often associated with camping in places where people often frequent.
How do you shower when Boondocking?
“Navy style” showers is the common method of showering. This means turning on the water just long enough to get your hair and body wet. Then turn off the water. Now, shampoo first, followed by washing your body.