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Old 01-20-2018, 10:18 PM   #1
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Free camping and boondocking

I would like to make this a sticky thread if the site management thinks it is worthwhile.
Let's try to keep this as an ever growing list of free campsites and safe places to boondock.
Put at least the state location in bold so others can quickly scroll through and find what is relevant for their area.
Also, if we could keep discussions to a minimum and on topic it will remain a more easily searchable resource.

To start it off:

Everyone traveling around Florida should search for Water Management Districts. There are always a few places in each district that allow camping for free up to 30 days. A lot of the locations just allow hiking, boating, fishing but it's a cool opportunity for solitude and an alternative to State Parks.

https://floridadep.gov/water-policy/...ment-districts

You just have to take time to make an account and request a permit and you're good to go. Almost all will be a boondocking situation by the way.

Here is a small list that is easily searchable:

- Deep Creek Preserve
- DuPuis Management Area
- Hickory Hammock Wildlife Management Area
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:43 PM   #2
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I really like the app "Ultimate Campground". You can find locations on a map, it has a ton of information about each site, and you can sort by all kinds good stuff like elevation. It's available for iPhone, Android, and Mac but I only have used it on iPhone.

The app "US Public Lands" is also really cool, but I don't find it as useful for finding boondocking locations.
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I use that app but honestly we've been Walmart regulars for the last year or so.
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:54 PM   #4
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I use that app but honestly we've been Walmart regulars for the last year or so.
Nice! All the walmarts around here don't allow overnight parking ='( I've seen Rv'ers and skoolies alike asked to leave late in the afternoon.
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Old 02-18-2018, 09:03 PM   #5
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I don't stick around during the day, just overnight. Pull in after dark and pull out at sunrise.

I met a guy in Fort Pierce who had been living at Walmart for 3 months with a small RV, a minivan, and 5 motorcycles.


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I don't stick around during the day, just overnight. Pull in after dark and pull out at sunrise.

I met a guy in Fort Pierce who had been living at Walmart for 3 months with a small RV, a minivan, and 5 motorcycles.
Sleeping at Walmart with 5 motorcycles. lol Priorities
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Sleeping at Walmart with 5 motorcycles. lol Priorities
Have bikes, gang members wanted!
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Old 08-31-2018, 04:36 PM   #8
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freecampsites.net is a great resource. I found many beautiful locations out West. A little harder to come by here on the East coast though...
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