An American term that could be winging its way across the Pond, boondocking is the practice of pulling off the highway to stay at free locations in your car, caravan, RV (youre a RoVer if you drive one of these) or Winnebago, in spots that have zero or limited facilities.
What does the phrase Boondocking mean?
Boondocking is a term used by RVers to describe RVing without being connected to water, electric, or sewer. Because youre not connected to any services its also called dry camping. Other terms you might see that all refer to boondocking are free camping and wild camping.
What is the difference between Boondocking and camping?
Dry camping is another term used to describe boondocking, but there is a slight distinction. While boondocking is camping without any hookups outside developed campgrounds, dry camping is simply camping without any hookups. The distinction is dry camping can take place at a developed campground.
Is Boondocking in a tent safe?
Yes, boondocking is safe! Its perhaps the most safest form of camping, more safe than staying at an RV park or campground. Exposure to danger has more to do with where you camp, particularly in places more frequented by other people.
Can you Boondock without an RV?
As a general rule, you cannot boondock in national parks. National parks will have designated campgrounds (with or without hookups) for RVs or designated boondocking areas that require advance reservations.
Can I Boondock in my car?
Boondocking is a general camping term but is more common in the RV, van life, and Overlanding communities as they tend to have the supplies and storage to boondock properly. Anyone can boondock whether they are car camping or boondocking in a Class A RV.