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Date Place Comment
September 28th, 2020 Rest Area

Works in a pinch. One of the more quiet truck stops we’ve stayed at on the east coast. They also have a free dump here.

September 27th, 2020 I-90 Rest Stop

Easy access rest stop that does well in a pinch. Typical noise from highway and semis.

September 26th, 2020 KOA Lewiston

Established campground near Niagara Falls. Kind of expensive at $40 per night for dry camping. We are in a converted sprinter and generally don’t like to pay for camping, but we needed water, a dump, and showers so feel like we got our money’s worth. The bathroom was so clean and I had the best shower of my life. They do have a pool that is open seasonally and a small playground. The tent side was very private as there were not other occupants. The RV side looks to have many long-term residents.

September 25th, 2020 Pilot J Truck Stop

Love a good truck stop. This one was busy, but still quiet. We felt better about sleeping here compared to the Walmart in town.

September 24th, 2020 Love’s Truck Stop

Just your ol’ reliable Love’s. Very busy since it’s right off I-80, but we felt safer sleeping here than at the rest stop further down the road.

September 22nd, 2020 Twin Lakes Wildlife Management Area

This place is fine for an overnight stop as it is close to the highway, but I would not recommend it for people who are nervous about guns. We showed up around 6 PM and there were about a dozen people here shooting birds in the adjacent field. This WMA is also closed to all activities besides deer hunting from October 15 - December 31. After reading some of the other reviews we showed up expecting a campground, but instead there are two parking lots to choose from.

September 21st, 2020 Rest area

Decent rest stop. Not to loud, beside the semis running all night.

September 17th, 2020 Wendell Public Works Dump & Water

Easy, convenient, and free dump located right off the highway. Potable water also available.

September 16th, 2020 I-84 Rest Stop

I’d really only recommend this spot if you are desperate. Very close to the highway so makes for a noise night. Does it’s job in a pinch. Spent the night with several semi and RV. Has it’s perks, like flush toilets and large dumpsters.

September 14th, 2020 Point of the Mountain

Stayed here again for two nights and it’s even better in the summer! So many van/RV/tents. Some people look like they’ve been here longer than the limit of 14 days, but there’s plenty of spots for everyone. Cell service on ATT is spotty, but free entertainment with the parasailed. Pit toilets are the only amenity.

September 13th, 2020 Yellow Circle Road

We came to explore the other pins and while they would have worked, we really wanted Internet. We made it up the hill with a high clearance van and 4WD was not necessary. It’ll shake you up a bit, but passable. This spot is private, backs up to the canyon, and has a fire ring. Two bars of service on ATT.

September 11th, 2020 willow Springs Road - blm land

This place is crazy popular. Showed up on a Friday and found a spot down by the Dinosaur Track trailhead. From our spot we can see at least 30 other vans/tents/ RV. While there is little privacy it was very quiet at night (besides a few pesky generators). This far back you don’t have cell service, but a couple spots closer to the highway do.

September 10th, 2020 Dump station

Free dump. No line at 1 PM on a Thursday.

September 10th, 2020 Salt Valley Road/ BLM 145

Great spot close to Arches. Stayed on 9/10 and 9/12 without issues. The road in is pretty washboard, but just take it slow. The side road back to the pin is a bit more spicy and high clearance is needed. Legit in the middle of no where so no amenities. Surprisingly good cell service on ATT.

September 9th, 2020 blm land outskirts of canyonland

Amazing views of red rocks and some canyons. 4WD not mandatory, but high clearance needed to make it to the end of the road. We did it in a 2WD 170 WB Sprinter and didn’t have any issues besides a few dicey spots. Very private, but no cell service on ATT. Still totally worth it!

September 8th, 2020 LaSal Mts Overlook

Many sites down this road. No camping within 4 miles of the highway and there are a lot of signs stating such. Very obvious once you get into the National Forest and after that camping is permitted. We went past the pin as this one had several other overlanders at it. No cell service on ATT the further back you go.

September 7th, 2020 Mesa verde Nationalpark (outside In BLM)

Great FREE campground near Mesa Verde National Park. We snagged site #12 which was large, private, and had a lovely view of the valley. Even on a Monday most spots were occupied so have a backup plan just in case. No amenities and spotty cell service on ATT.

September 6th, 2020 Telluride Campground

Drinking water is located behind the bathrooms in the middle of the campground. This place is super busy and we couldn’t find anyone to ask if we were allowed to fill our jugs. Did it anyways without issues, but definitely doesn’t feel like something you are supposed to do.

September 6th, 2020 Near Ouray, Co

Parked directly across from Dennis Creek trailhead which is about as far as you can go before reaching private property. Several sites along this road, but all of them were taken on a Sunday so this seems to be a popular spot. Easy access to stream if you can filter your own water. Gravel road is in fair condition so no need for high clearance or 4WD. No cell service on ATT and no amenities, but it’s free.

September 6th, 2020 Water Treatment / Telluride Dump Station

No longer free and no staff were available on the weekend. Sign says $15 for RV dump (see pic).

September 4th, 2020 Mountain View Bush Camp

Views are amazing, but it is crowded. Probably 15 van/campers/RV here all weekend. We didn’t notice many bugs so it was awesome to just hang out and leave the windows and doors open. No amenities, but good cell service. Road to the pin is in great shape, but I would not recommend going further up Last Dollar Rd unless you have high clearance and/or 4WD. We did it in our 2WD 170 sprinter and bottomed out several times. One of the sketchiest roads we’ve been on and no places to turn around so you have to keep going until the road ends.

September 3rd, 2020 Eagle BLM

Stayed one night here without issues. The beginning of the road is heavily rutted so I would recommend a high clearance vehicle at the least. Several pull outs all along this road so take your pick. This spot is very popular with mountain bikers.

August 31st, 2020 Medicine Bow NF

Gorgeous views, but within four hours the mice found their way inside of our van! We have never had this happen before and while we were on our midnight mice destroying mission we saw at least 50 more outside. We left in the middle of the night with two new uninvited guests.

August 31st, 2020 Wyoming welcome center

This place is definitely open. Spent the night here on the semi side and there were five other RV. It is loud due to being a busy rest stop and trains nearby. Works in a pinch.

August 31st, 2020 Chug water rest area

You are able to access this rest stop from both north and south bound I-25. Potable water and free dump, but no running water at dump site!

August 30th, 2020 grayrocks reservoir

This place is awesome! There are several miles of dispersed camping all along the lakeshore. Easy to find a spot and be far away from other campers. Allowed to stay for up to seven days. Dumpsters and toilets available. Can get pretty windy, but we saw lots of people using tents. No cell service on ATT. Free!

August 29th, 2020 Centennial Park on the Freedom Trail

This place was great for an overnight in Hot Springs. Two other vans spent the night and none of us appeared to have any issues. There is road construction going on right now so you have to find and follow W. River Ave to get on the right side of the creek.

August 28th, 2020 Cabela's

This Cabelas is crazy busy with travelers! Showed up on a Friday and there were at least 40 rigs here. Vans, skoolies, RV, campers, it appears all are welcome. Bonus, free dump and potable water!

August 26th, 2020 General Sibley Campground, Bismarck

Stayed here for two nights and enjoyed ourselves. We are in a self-converted sprinter van and they let us use a primative campsite ($12) with no issues. This is a great spot if you are traveling with kids as the sites are large and they have two playgrounds. Amenities include fire rings, picnic tables, potable water, dump, and free hot showers.

August 25th, 2020 Sauk Park Dump Station

Dump station at the entrance to Sauk Community Park and campground. Donations accepted.


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