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Date Place Comment
January 30th, 2021 Blm north side Snyder Hill Tucson Az

This is our second time staying here and have never had an issue. It is crowded, but easy to find a spot even in the dark or on a weekend. No amenities, but it is free. Decent cell service on ATT.

January 29th, 2021 Baylor Canyon road

Stayed here again and this place was very popular on a Friday night! 15+ overlanders so get here early if you plan to visit on a weekend.

January 28th, 2021 National Forest FREE Camping

Stayed here one night and had a lovely snowy evening. The FS road in is gravel and not plowed, but we made it in no problem in our 2WD sprinter. No amenities and no cell service on ATT.

January 27th, 2021 Brantley lake

There are a lot of options for camping along the lakeshore. The road is rutted and bumpy, but we made it fine in a 2WD sprinter. I’d be cautious if rain is in the forecast. Yes there is a lot of garbage, but it is New Mexico after all. Take a bag with you when you leave. No amenities. Intermittent cell service on ATT. Free!

January 25th, 2021 Marfa Mystery Lights Viewpoint

Stayed here again and had no problems. Unless you come on a weekend there is plenty of room for everyone, no matter what time you show up. Overnighted with four other vans and had a great time.

January 25th, 2021 Dump and potable water

Easy straight forward dump. I googled this campground and the internet says it is temporarily closed, however we showed up and it is definitely open.

January 24th, 2021 Chisos Basin Campground

Lovely campground in the Chisos Valley. Walking distance to Lost Mine and Window hiking trails. We were able to reserve a spot online the same day we showed up. Only dry camping at this campground, but potable water and flush toilets are available. $16 per night. Decent cell service on ATT.

January 24th, 2021 Amistad national recreation area

Love a free dump and potable water! Very easy pull-thru and close to the highway.

January 23rd, 2021 Rest area

Like most people said, the rest area is in the center of a divided highway so it is loud. The parking area is quite large, but we were only one of three people who stopped all night. Weak cell service on ATT.

January 22nd, 2021 Rest area/Visitor center

Easy and FREE dump! Water at the dump station is non-potable, but the picnic area looked to have spickets.

January 22nd, 2021 Nino’s truck plaza

I’d venture to say we were the only non-semi who stayed here, but we did not have any issues and it was relatively quiet. We arrived around 6 PM and most of the truck stops in this area were already full. If there is no room at Nino’s there is a Loves and Cash Travel Plaza nearby.

January 22nd, 2021 FS Road 150

Private forest service road in Apalachicola National Forest. The pin takes you to a small cul de sac and we only saw one other car drive by. The road in can get bumpy with a few deep ruts. Would not recommend if rain is in the forecast, but we made it in a 2WD sprinter. No amenities and intermittent cell service on ATT. Free!

January 21st, 2021 I-10 Westbound Rest Area, Monticello, FL

Easy overnight stop with several other overlanders. Road and semi noise wasn’t too loud.

January 20th, 2021 Walmart in Perry

This place is permanently closed.

January 20th, 2021 Cracker Barrel

About 15 minutes from Disney World so an easy overnight option after a full day in the park. Several other vans and RV stayed with no issues.

January 17th, 2021 Cracker Barrel

Ask, and Cracker Barrel will provide. We have stayed at so many CB parking lots in Florida and I will check-in to every single one of them. This one was particularly quiet and had several other overnight travelers. No issues at all.

January 16th, 2021 Cracker Barrel

Easy overnight stop in Pompano Beach. Several other obvious overlanders were here and no one seemed to have any issues. Best part is the roosters in the field who wake you in the morning.

January 10th, 2021 Big pine fishing lodge - campground

Stayed here for five nights in a waterfront rustic/dry site and paid a pretty penny (about $330). We travel almost every day so it was nice to have a home base for a few nights. There is no privacy between sites, but everyone we met was very nice. We particularly enjoyed the pool and nightly fires put on by the hosts. No beach of it’s own, but close enough to Key West, Bahia Honda, and Sombrero Beach. Potable water, dump station, garbage, showers, plus many more amenities. We had poor cell service on ATT and although the campground has WIFI we could never get it to work.

January 9th, 2021 John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Nice spot in the Keys. Most of the campgrounds are booked months in advance, but we were able to get this one three weeks before our arrival and it is cheaper than most other places. The campsites are pretty close together and it looks like a lot of people stay for the entire winter. Great spot if you have a kayak or SUP, but you can also rent them. Lots of amenities, including electric hookups, dump, potable water, shower, coin laundry, and a cafe on site. Spent about $30 which we thought was worth it. Intermittent cell service on ATT.

January 8th, 2021 cracker barrel

Sufficient overnight stop in WPB. Stayed the night with two huge rigs so plenty of space for any size. Some noise from the highway and hotels near by, but we felt safe and slept well.

January 5th, 2021 Flying J station

We spent three nights here with no problems. You can stay in the gas station parking lot instead of the actual truck area. Several vans and RV here multiple nights.

January 3rd, 2021 Cracker Barrel

Stayed here another two nights without issues. We've stayed at this location many times over the last year due to Space X continuously rescheduling their launches haha.

1/17 - Oh hey, Cracker Barrel. It’s me again. Thanks for being the real MVP.

January 2nd, 2021 Kathryn Hanna Campground

City run park and campground. Hiking trails, playground, and beach access. $33 per night (including taxes) which we thought was a bit steep considering the sites are crowded with limited privacy. Most sites come with electric, water, and sewer. Could be worth the money if you are in need of a dump, water, and shower. Good cell service on ATT.

January 1st, 2021 Flying J

Didn't see the Flying J, but we stayed at the Loves near this location and didn't have any issues.

December 31st, 2020 Walmart

Spent the night in the far back by the gas station on the Sam’s Club side. No issues.

December 28th, 2020 Murray Blvd-Ashley River Charleston SC

Stayed one night on Murray Blvd across from White Point Gardens and didn’t have any issues. While the location is great, beautiful view (we saw dolphins), and you can easily walk to downtown, I thought this spot was louder than any city, rest area, or truck stop we’ve slept at. We stayed on a Monday and there was many cars with loud music driving by, several groups of motorcycles at 2AM, and people skating boarding along the Battery at all hours of the night. Stay for the view, but bring your ear plugs.

December 26th, 2020 Honey Hill Recreation Area

This place appears to be a year round camping spot. Showed up on a Saturday in December and grabbed the last site (#2). We heard a lot of loud gun shots during the day and assume it is hunting season. If that bothers you I suggest staying elsewhere. We stayed for two nights and didn’t have any issues. No cell service on ATT. Free.

December 24th, 2020 Stumphole landing boat ramp

Very large, quiet parking lot next to a lake. No signs about overnight parking. We had no issues sleeping here in our Sprinter van. There are quite a few houses near by, so be descreet as possible to keep the spot available. No amenities, but good cell service on ATT.

December 22nd, 2020 Yellow Gap Site 13

We checked out all 14 established sites on this road. The majority are definitely meant for tent camping as there are designated pads for your gear, fire rings, and the parking spots are only big enough for cars. Site 13 accommodated our 170” sprinter just fine and it was near the creek (site 9 would be nice too). This would be a great spot in the summer due to the natural wading pool a few feet away. Several cars drove by during the two days we spent here, but otherwise very quiet. I would not recommend any big rigs down this road as it can get very narrow and bumpy (also too big to fit at sites and no where to turn around). Just an FYI, there is a gate blocking the road not far after site 14 so this is not a thru-road at this time. No amenities and minimal cell service on ATT. Free!

December 21st, 2020 Tanbar Ridge Overlook

Pull-out near Asheville and the BRP with a view of town and the valley. Pins further down this road were closed due to weather, but we were able to sleep here without being bothered. This spot was very busy with many cars stopping by throughout the night. No amenities. Two bars of service on ATT.


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