We’re already back in civilization, but before I leave our boondocking dreams behind I thought I’d do a quick little post on some of the most useful items we own for camping in the wilds.
A little history first though…we discovered boondocking in our very first year, but didn’t really do any of it in [...]
A gorgeously stark boondocking area 6 miles north of Bishop, CA off Hwy 395 in the East Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Location: Casa Diablo Road ~6 miles north of Bishop, CA. The area is officially referred to as the Volcanic Tablelands.
Coordinates: Approx. 37.419867,-118.411945 (start of Casa Diablo Road). Link to map location HERE. Link to info on [...]
A very large, open BLM area on the East side of Hwy 395 just South of Mammoth Lakes, CA with hidden free hot springs to boot! Best suited to smaller campers (Class C, trailers, vans) however.
Location: Hot Creek Hatchery Road, Benton Crossing Road (sometimes locally called “Green Church Road”) & Whitmore Tubs Road are all [...]
A protected boondocking site amongst cottonwood trees ~18 miles west of Blanding in SE Utah, right next to excellent Anasazi Ruins.
Location: Comb Wash Road, around 14 miles west of US 191, on UT 95.
Coordinates: Approx. 37.509590, -109.654022. Link to map location HERE Cost: FREE (14-day stay limit)
How We Found [...]
A dramatically scenic boondocking location at the top of a 1000-foot rim by a bend in the San Juan River in SE Utah
Location: Goosenecks State Park about 25 miles west of the town of Bluff, UT
Coordinates: Camping area starts at the end of UT 316 Coordinates approx. 37.173449,-109.927139. Link to map location HERE
A very scenic boondocking spot in the Prescott National Forest just SE of Cottonwood, AZ
Location: Prescott National Forest, just SE of Cottonwood, AZ
Coordinates: Camping area starts at intersection of AZ 260 and Thousand Trails Road(FS147)/Camino Real(FS360). Approx. 34.660993,-111.965153. Link to map location HERE
Cost: FREE (14-day limit)
How We Found It: We [...]
A remote and rarely visited grassland area in SE Arizona. Simply spectacular!
Location: 45,000 acre natural preserve on the NE corner of Hwy83 and Hwy82 next to Sonoita, AZ
Coordinates: Road Canyon Camping Area approx. 31.740029, -110.585976, Cieneguitas Camping Area approx. 31.766641,-110.627142. Link to map location HERE
Cost: FREE (14-day limit)
How We Found It: [...]
A birders paradise and great few-day stopover in SE Arizona
Location: On the south end of Coffman road just outside of McNeal, AZ
Coordinates: Approx. 31.560774, -109.718968. Link to map location HERE
Cost: FREE (3-day stay limit)
How We Found It: I had heard about this spot from birding friends [...]
A somewhat crowded but very well-located boondocking spot on the South side of Tucson, AZ
Location: On the corner of W. Ajo Hwy (86) and S. San Joaquin Road
Coordinates: Approx. 32.156758,-111.115551. Link to map location HERE
Cost: FREE (14-day stay limit)
How We Found It: This is a fairly well-known boondocking [...]
While we’re travelling to Phoenix and back into the folds of civilization I wanted to share some more ponderings on boondocking. I’ve written many times about this free-camping practice in past posts including how to do it, where to find it and other musings, but what I haven’t written about is why it’s [...]
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