You've seen the ads encouraging you to "Go RVing"...a picture of an RV parked in a scenic camping area...beside a campfire, among rocks that shout, "climb me," by a lake, at sunset, with not another camper in sight. Can it really be this good? Or is adopting the RV lifestyle more likely to see you parked in an RV "resort" close enough to hear your neighbor snoring?
We decided we liked the ad-life better and went out to find it. And guess what! Not only does it exist but most scenic camping is much cheaper than the $35.00 to $40.00 per night that many RV campgrounds want...in fact in many cases the best is still free! Well, I guess that depends on what you think is "best".
If a swimming pool is more appealing to you than a swimming hole or if you'd
rather watch movie stars on TV than shooting stars in a black night sky, maybe
an RV "resort" is more appealing to you than these photos of free camping finds
in Utah, California and Texas.
Our road trips are more about "exploring new places" than staying in one location. We're always looking for new scenery, another park, a new trail to hike, or a new area to explore.
So far, most of our adventures have been concentrated in Texas, Arizona,
California, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado. We've looked for and found the most
amazing free scenic camping in all these states.
How To Find The Best Free Scenic Campsites
We're relentless shunpikers. We check out the back roads everywhere we go, and have discovered many wonderful out-of-the way scenic camping areas, with unrivaled views. And guess what! The price is always right.
Specific details and directions to these and many other free scenic camping
sites that we've discovered can be found in
The Frugal Shunpiker's Guides.
With every trip we take, we're thrilled to have discovered this style of RVing. Because of all the free and affordable camping available to us we can afford to explore this great continent on which we live. For this we are truly grateful. We want the same opportunity to exist for our children and grand children and are convinced that there are many things we can do to help keep free campsites free for future generations. If you are an RVer who uses free public camping, please click on this link to join us in our efforts toward this goal.