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Date Place Comment
April 16th, 2021 Hwy 1: Lots of Places between Jenner & Pt. Arena

This spot and several other pullouts in this area are currently being occupied by construction equipment. Unable to stay at this one, but we went about a 1/2 mile north and found one.

April 14th, 2021 Vista Point just off Hwy 120 near Jamestown. Wonderful view.

Truly an incredible camp spot! We’ve been traveling for 1.5 years and this is one of our favorite places. Hard to believe places like this exist for free.

April 13th, 2021 Wild Camping in Sequoia National Forest

Many of the roads in this area are currently closed (not sure if Covid or weather related). We went about 1/2 miles down this road and found an open spot with an established fire pit. Past this spot the road was still covered in snow. Easily accessible for all rigs. No amenities and no cell service. Beautiful and free!

April 12th, 2021 Love’s Travel Stop

Typical Love’s with typically Love’s highway noise. We felt safe staying here with several other overnighters. Easy and convenient.

April 11th, 2021 Crab Cooker Hot Spring

As described, the road in is rough, but all you need is high clearance and you can pick your way through it. We camped in the parking area for Crab Cooker and there is a steady stream of people coming day and night. The pools in this area are small and leave little room for social distancing or privacy. Still cool spot to check out and it is free.

April 10th, 2021 Rest Area

Love a free dump! Just an FYI, the red spigot should never be used for drinking water!!! At this dump we watched the RV in front of us put his black water hose directly on the faucet. Stay healthy!

April 10th, 2021 Bridgeport / Travertine Hot Spring

Showed up at 6 PM on a Saturday and every hot springs pool was full of people. Nothing too crazy though and we were still able to find a spot to camp for the night. We tried the hot springs again on Sunday at 8 AM and we’re the only people there for over an hour. There is a pit toilet and garbage near the springs. Cell service on ATT was in-and-out.

April 9th, 2021 Love's Truck Stop

Easy access from I-80 and room for anysize rigs. Above average noise level, but lots of people around made us feel safer than some of the rundown rest areas nearby. Good cell service on ATT and large garbage cans. Small dog park was a big plus.

April 9th, 2021 BLM Copper Basin Trailhead

Lots of snake holes in this area. Not my scene so we moved on.

April 8th, 2021 Wild camping overlooking the Salt Flats

Easy access spot and not far off the highway. There is a small parking lot near the BLM sign that is good for any rig, but anything past this you will need higher clearance. No amenities, but good cell service, quiet, and free.

April 7th, 2021 Sheep Creek Free Camping Area

East spot for an overnight. Close to the highway and accessible for all rigs. Plenty of people here mid-week, but easy to find a spot that is semi-private. Good cell service on ATT. No amenities. Free!

April 3rd, 2021 Lots of BLM spots

Just spent four nights here in a great spot perched on top of the slick rock. Tons of other campers, but had enough privacy. Within 30 minutes to town and both national parks. Bring your own TP to the outhouses. No cell service on ATT.

April 2nd, 2021 Meadow

Stayed here again on a Friday night and finally got to experience the rager this place turns into on the weekend. People playing their music incredibly loud at 3 AM with no respect for people who are obviously camping right next to them. Cool place, but never again on a weekend.

March 31st, 2021 Red Rock Canyon Area

One of our favorite boondocking sites we've ever stayed at. So close to the park and the red rocks are incredible! We were here all by ourselves for two nights and it was heavenly. Two bars of LTE on ATT. No amenities.

March 30th, 2021 quiet camping near I15

This place is fine for a night and easily accessible from the highway. Decent cell service on ATT. No amenities. Only downside is a lot of construction trucks driving down the dirt roads early in the morning.

March 30th, 2021 ORV Area Parking Lot

Tried to stop here for the night, but there are now a lot of “No overnight camping” signs all down this road.

March 27th, 2021 Dumpstation at the Lake Mead RV Campground

Dump station is open. Potable water and dumpster in the same pull-thru.

March 26th, 2021 Hoover Dam Lodge and Casino

Easy spot to overnight near the Hoover Fam and Las Vegas. Many other campers here. Quiet all night, but the helicopter tours start easy.

March 25th, 2021 Ehrenberg BLM land.

This place is okay. Expansive gravel area with plenty of room to find privacy. Nothing to write home about, but easy stop for the night as it is not far off the highway. No amenities. Good cell service on ATT.

March 23rd, 2021 Malarrimo RV Park

We’ve stayed at this RV park at least five nights over the past two years. Nothing extraordinary, but we feel safe here and we can have a shower. We did the whale tour again this year and it was even radder than before. WiFi seemed to be working better this year if you park closest to the restaurant. There is also a good super mercado in town that is worth the stop for supplies.

March 23rd, 2021 Dump at Santispac

Sanitation dump behind Armando’s restaurant. Not sure of the cost, but ask the guys in the office. It is free to use the beach for the day and $200 MX to camp, so probably cheaper than that. Likely could use it without paying, but I suggest giving them some money.

March 21st, 2021 Playa Santispac

We have stayed at Playa Santispac at least seven times between our Baja trips in 2020 and 2021. We really love it and think it is an amazing beach if you have small kids. We’ve never noticed any sand fleas, but will attest that is can get very windy and crowded at times. One of the best things about this location is the sanitation dump which is included in your stay. It is hard to find decent dumps in Baja, especially for smaller chemical toilets. We have no problem paying the $200 MX per night to enjoy this beautiful area.

March 20th, 2021 Wildcamping on the beach

USE THE COORDINATES LISTED BELOW TO FIND THE ENTRANCE!!! Once you make it down this side road there are 5 spots to the right that can accommodate most rigs. That being said, the entire dirt road to get to Agua Verde is pretty sketch with steep cliffs and hairpin turns for over an hour. 4WD not mandatory, but you absolutely need a high clearance vehicle (we are in a 2WD Sprinter). I would recommend only making the trek if you plan to stay multiple days, otherwise it is not worth it. The beach is beautiful though and we do love free camping. No cell service on ATT and no amenities.

March 20th, 2021 Agua Verde

Do not try this without 4WD!!! We accidentally ended up at this spot trying to get to another pin in the area. Before we knew it we were stuck in the sand with the tide rising. Thankfully there were some locals with a truck and rope who came to give us a hand, but they were definitely expecting some money. We gave them $500 MX and they asked for more so it ended up costing us $1000 MX. Expensive mistake on our end, but they were nice and we’re lucky they were there to help us.

March 18th, 2021 Martin Verdugo's Beach Resort

Stayed here for two night and wish we could have stayed longer! $18 USD per night in the tent camping area, but you get access to showers, WiFi, beach, and pool. Central location in town so everything is walkable. Good cell service on ATT. We did try to stay here last year, but it was fully booked. Worth calling to see if they take reservations if you will be in Los Barriles during the busy season.

March 17th, 2021 Beach camping / hot spring

Stayed here one night and loved falling asleep to the sound of the waves. Only people who overnighted and few people showed up during the day. The hot springs are a blast to build, but some can be really hot so be careful if you have kids. The road in is pretty bumpy, but we managed in a 2WD Sprinter. Very limited cell service on ATT (in-and-out of one bar of 3g). No amenities, but free!

March 7th, 2021 Casa Caravan Baja

Dump prices range from $10 USD for a class B or van, $15 for a class C, and $20 for a class A. Message Casa Caravan Baja on Facebook and they will send you the lock code. Payment is on the honor system. Non-potable water available for 25 cents per gallon. We used this dump a few times while in the area as there isn’t much else. Easy and convenient, although we thought it was a little pricy to dump a 5 gallon toilet.

March 5th, 2021 La Pastora

Just stayed another week here and it is one of our favorite spots we’ve boondocked. Due to Covid there was 1/4 the number of people as last year, but the whales and surf are still raging. No amenities, but free and dreamy. Do everyone a favor and clean up after your dog (or don’t go barefoot because there is dog poop everywhere)!!! In-and-out cell service on ATT.

March 4th, 2021 Romanita RV Park

Love this RV park and it’s close proximity to everything in town. Sad to see it so empty compared to this time last year. This place has everything you need, showers, laundry, electricity, and WIFI. Paid 250 MX for a site with electricity.

February 27th, 2021 Victor’s RV Park

This is our second time staying at Victor's. The dry lot was full so they had us park next to the bathrooms for 200 MX. This place was very busy, but the beach was empty and we enjoyed it. The restaurant and bar are open even with Covid. Would recommend as a safe spot to stay after crossing the border.


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