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April 12th, 2017 Carrizo Plain National Monument

Quail Valley Road Primitive Site

July 11th, 2016 Little Qualicum Falls Campground

Very nice campground in a thick redwood grove with a stunning waterfall. Sites are well staffed and maintained. First come first serve basis. Lots of nice hiking trails from campground. Water available.

July 9th, 2016 Nairn Falls Provincial Park

$22 for campsite. Grounds seem to be very well maintained and cared for by the onsite management. Along side a river. Nairn Falls is a 1.5km hike from the entrance lot. Many sites and very close to town. Showers available at the local community center. It sounds like they have an arrangement with them where it's either free or very affordable for campers. Firewood was $9. Sites felt spacious and somewhat easy secluded.

July 6th, 2016 Saskatchewan River 2

One of our favorite river campsites. Actually met a local couple who lives four hours away and have been coming there for decades, so I suppose we're not alone in our sentiments! Beautiful views, lots of spots so crowds weren't an issue when we were there. High clearance definitely recommended. We're in a 87' Vanagon with a lift and 16" tires but it's only 2WD and we were fine. @darthvanagon on IG if you want more details. Fire pits are nice, no utilities or toilets although we did find an outhouse someone built out of plywood that was actually very nice. About 20 minutes east of the Banff entrance.

June 26th, 2016 Red Cliff Campground

Beautiful campground right on the Gallatin River in the Gallatin NF. About 60 or so sites. It was $15. Without electric and $20 with when we stayed here. Sites are spacious and the river sites have direct access to the river. Good fishing here. There is a nice trailhead at the south end of the campsite. The photo with the cliff was just up the river.

June 24th, 2016 Grand Tetons View

Nice primitive sites. They are tough to find to yourself on the first couple miles but there are some absolutely stunning views. High clearance would be recommended but not required for most sites, especially closest from the main road. Several miles back in the sites get more remote, with fewer campers and more wooded. We didn't go on the entire route as our Westy was working a little too hard for the trails. If you get a good view of the Tetons make sure you're up for sunrise as its beautiful then.

June 16th, 2016 Mesa verde Nationalpark (outside In BLM)

Pros: Great free, primitive site right outside Mesa Verde NP. Road was washed out but not too bad if taken slow. Nice sites with stone fire rings and plenty of natural firewood around. Pretty views of rock formations in MVNP. Cons: very dry and dusty/dirty. Lots of gnats and little flies.

June 12th, 2016 Southern Section Of Rio Grande National Forest

Free dispersed campsites of county road 37. Signs said there is a lake and some other campgrounds 7mi from Hwy 84 but we did not go that far. Found some beautiful boondocking sites off the road about a mile up a windy dirt road. Road was in great condition. Some sites have scenic overviews. We found a beautiful site off to the right in a wild iris meadow. 10 min off the road. Very quiet. Also, because of altitude we are able to get 4G coverage from AT&T.

June 6th, 2016 Means Rd/772 (Section West Of National Parks Highway)

Primitive campsite up a hill. Nice pull outs with small rock fire pits. Nice views. Remote & quiet. Road is large gravel stones, 2WD fine but make sure to have clearance.

June 5th, 2016 Kerrville Schreiner State Park

Very nice campground along the banks of the Guadalupe River. RV, tent and day use. Tent sites were $15, RV were $25-30. Reservations and walk ups. Nice swimming, fishing, boating and diving on the river. Boat rentals and great play areas for kids. Large butterfly garden. Free HOT showers (standard and handicap) & bathrooms in the RV section. A few trails. Part close to river is nice but there is road noise. Back section quieter also with a 3.5mi trail.

May 14th, 2016 Rest Area (Eastbound mile 54)

Rest area at or near mile 51. Very nice little shelters with picknic tables and lighting at night. They are each separated from each other by about 100 yards. NM allows free camping at rest areas from on night at a time.


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