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Date Place Comment
July 16th, 2020 Side street near strip mall

Our sprinter broke down in Charlotte and we got towed to this location since the Mercedes dealership was not open. Not sure on the legality, but no signage prohibiting overnight parking.

July 15th, 2020 Wal-Mart Tega Cay

Spent one night here in a sprinter van and had no issues. We saw two semis parked overnight, but no other overlanders. We parked near the auto center off to the side and it was very quiet.

July 14th, 2020 Myrtle Beach Street Parking 20 Ave N

Stayed one night in a sprinter van and had no problems. Great location as it is right in town and walking distance to the beach, but also next to a busy road so quite a bit of noise. Best part is that it is free parking instead of having to pay $10 an hour for beach parking off Ocean Blvd.

July 10th, 2020 Bell's landing boat ramp

Stayed here two nights in a sprinter van. We had no issues, but found it strange how many cars drove by overnight considering it is a dead end road. Definitely park in the smaller spaces if you can. When we woke up at 7 AM all of the trailer spots were full.

July 9th, 2020 Cedar Street public beach access

Stayed here one night in our sprinter van without issue. Like everyone else said, great spot next to the beach. Even though it is a side street there was a lot of traffic throughout the night. Still quiet and cooler due to the ocean breeze. Only amenity is a garbage can by the beach stairs.

July 8th, 2020 Street Parking

Stayed the night near here without issue. We saw at least two other sprinter vans doing the same. The parking along the waterfront is free from 5 PM-8 AM and $2.50 per hour during metered times, but if you turn onto Cathedral Place towards the majority of Old Town attractions then you can get an extra two hours to sleep in because paid parking doesn't start until 10 AM.

July 6th, 2020 Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve

Small clearing in the woods that has about 10 spots. We stayed in a Sprinter van, but there were also several tents and one large airstream. It's great that it's free, just make sure they send you the right gate code (use the lock that has REC carved into it). Outhouse and non-potable water available.

July 5th, 2020 I-75 Rest Stop

Potable water spickets available near picnic tables. Free!

July 5th, 2020 Little Carlos pass

Beautiful spot right on the bay, however we did have a sheriff come and talk to us at 10 PM (our first knock in 6 months on the road). He said this is a construction zone on weekdays and you are not really supposed to camp here. He let us stay because we promised to leave early and he had no suggestions for where else we could go. I'd say stay at your own risk, the sheriff was nice and lots of other people haven't had any problems.

July 4th, 2020 Rest stop Route 75 north bound..

Easily one of the biggest capacity rest stops we've been to. 100+ cars/rigs could fit and it's on both sides of the highway. Stayed here last night with zero issues. Night time security circles the lot frequently. We are in a sprinter van, but chose to stay on the truck side and no other rigs pulled in all night. Bathrooms are very clean and appeared open 24/7. Vending machines, dumpsters, potable water near picnic tables, and even a dog park.

June 29th, 2020 SP+ Parking, Key West

Stayed for two nights with no problems. Definitely a happening area with several bars having live music, but a great location and walking distance to everything.

June 28th, 2020 Key largo Kampground

Cute campground in Key Largo. They let us stay in a dry tent spot with our sprinter van. Cost $50 per night, $59 with taxes. We greatly enjoyed the pool and hot showers. Pretty crowded, but one of the cheapest options on the Keys.

June 26th, 2020 Cracker Barrel

Peaceful nights sleep at the Post St. Lucie Cracker Barrel. We were the only ones here, but had no issues. We didn't hear much road noise eventhough it is next to a busy road.

June 24th, 2020 Cracker Barrel

Stayed here for two nights in a sprinter van with no problems. A few other rigs stayed both nights too. The Walmart 0.5 miles down the road has signs saying there is a city ordinance prohibiting camping in their lot so not sure how Cracker Barrel gets away with it.

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June 23rd, 2020 Serenova Tract (free)

Great free camp spot. We went to the website listed and reserved a spot for the same day. Bathroom currently closed due to Covid-19, but outhouse available.

June 21st, 2020 Manatee Springs State Park

Spent two nights here. Boardwalk, pavillion, and playground still closed dud to Covid-19. Swimming spring was open and felt very refreshing. Concession stand and kayak rental also open. Bathhouse with free hot showers, dump station, potable water, and dumpsters available. We enjoyed ourselves and even had some deer come to our campsite. While booking online it says tent sites are $20, but there are several taxes and fees which totalled $51 for two nights. No cell service on ATT. Free WiFi by concession stand.

June 20th, 2020 City Park water

Potable water located inside a city park. Free!

June 20th, 2020 Hagens Cove Park

Stayed here for one night and had zero problems. We showed up on a Saturday and it was very busy, but easy to find a spot and everyone else cleared out before dark. While the views are gorgeous, the bugs are terrible! You can't even see them, but believe me they are there!

June 20th, 2020 City park with free dump station outside campground. Non potable water.

Straight forward dump. A bit off the main road, but easily accessible and free!

June 19th, 2020 Beach St. George Island Lighthouse

There are now signs prohibiting overnight parking (see pics). This could be a new county ordinance as we saw the same sign at the two other places we tried last night. We showed up late and ended up parking in the sandy lot near the donut shop instead of the paved one. No problems, but definitely wouldn't advise it.

June 19th, 2020 Seafood landing park & picnic area. overnight allowed

Looks like you can no longer overnight here. Multiple signs saying no camping or overnight parking.

June 18th, 2020 Morrison Springs Park

Stayed one night in the overflow lot and were the only ones there. Had no problems, but felt a bit naughty since the park closes at dark. 100% check out the springs. We had so much fun and it is great if you are traveling with kids. Very spotty cell service on ATT.

June 18th, 2020 Alabama Point Bridge Lot

This place looks great for overnighting. We stayed at Walmart last night, but I wish we would have stayed here! It has great beach access and outdoor showers!

June 17th, 2020 Alabama Rest Stop

Free dump! There are rest stops on either side of the highway and they both have dumps and non-potable water.

June 17th, 2020 Walmart Gulf Shores

Just your average Walmart parking lot. Stayed the night with a few semis and no issues.

June 16th, 2020 Rest Area

No problems overnighting here. Always love a free dump too!

June 15th, 2020 Tuskegee National Forest

Great little spot not too far off the highway. Very private and tranquil.

June 15th, 2020 Walmart

Stayed one night and had no problems. No signs forbidding overnight parking. Stayed in the back in our Sprinter van with three semis.

June 13th, 2020 Cherry Tree Hunter's Camp

Stayed one night and were the only people here. No facilities and cell reception is spotty on ATT. What this place lacks in amenities it makes up for in scorpions. Yes, scorpions in Alabama. Who knew?!

June 11th, 2020 Payne Lake Campground

Quaint National Forest campground situated on a lake. There are three different types of camp spots: Primative ($6), just potable water ($12), and full hook-up ($18). You get a big discount if you have any kind of interagency pass (ie America the Beautiful). We ended up paying $6 per night at an RV spot with potable water and it was right on the lake. Not sure if you can make reservations online, but we showed up on a Thursday and there were only 4-5 other RV and no one in the primative campground. Dump station, grills, garbage cans, and bathrooms on site. There is a boat ramp and swimming beach, but also signs that warn about alligators (yikes). No cell service on ATT.


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