Boondocking opens up a world of new camping opportunities. What you might lack in services* will more than be made up for in experiences. Every RV is made to be able to boondock for at least a night or two at a time. Disconnect from the campground, and fill up the fresh water tanks, charge the batteries, and connect with nature and our hosts instead.
*(But if going off-grid seems daunting, 3 out of 4 Boondockers Welcome hosts actually offer electric hookups!)Become A Guest
See all our host locations before signing up. Many even offer hookups!
An annual guest privileges subscription is about the cost of one night in a campground. Earn free subscription credits for hosting.
Contact hosts on your route to arrange stays with them. Make new friends and get the scoop on the area from local RVers.
Our hosts don't expect any money for their hospitality. A great host review is the best way to show your thanks.
Boondockers Welcome rocks! I decided to give my new Boondockers Welcome membership a shot. I picked a place, and all I can say is WOW. My host was so friendly, her land was to die for gorgeous, and she even gave me some fresh-laid eggs from her chickens. I went to sleep and woke up to a fantastic view of the Sierra foothills and horses happily playing in their corral but feet from my van. For both of us, this was our first Boondockers experience. We are off to a great start.Read the full story.
We reached out to a Boondockers Welcome host in New Mexico regarding whether she would consider a longer stay so that we may shelter in place. We offered to help around her property, and she gladly welcomed us to come. We arrived here and hit it off with this wonderful host. Due to Covid-19 and unrest in the country and a series of other things we are STILL here!!! We have been welcomed to stay as long as we like and have been told if we try to leave that she will flatten our tires!!!🤣Read the full story.
I hit the road this summer from the East Coast to venture out west to Arizona to visit my son. So, we packed up, top-down, blasted the music and hit the road. Various google searches and apps were used to find campgrounds, Boondockers host locations, and places to visit to make this dream trip a reality. There were so many places to immerse oneself into Americana adventure It was like God just painted a perfect picture of why everyone needs to take time, slow down, and see life.Read the full story.
My husband passed away in August 2019. Before he passed we were able to accommodate 3 motorhomes at our host location. He got great pleasure in interacting with the guests. I host guests now in his memory. Some members may remember us, we were driving a great big "Turtle."
We hosted our first guests from Boondockers Welcome this weekend! This morning we said goodbye but we loved having them here and making new friends! Since Chris and I can’t travel a ton this year, hosting is going to help us live vicariously through those still traveling!
We have had two different families stay with us this week. Both have been absolutely delightful. Each had children with them and both times it was like having a visit from our grandchildren. I feel like we have new friends. Our lives have been touched and blessed by their presence.
We are just so excited to see so many folks signing up to be hosts with Boondockers Welcome. We have been hosts for several years now. We have had some wonderful visits with people from all over the country. It is really good for us as we love to camp but are homebound caring for my 99-year-old mother. Having folks come to us is almost as good as traveling ourselves.
Just can't say enough about being BW hosts and guests. Love to have you stay with us!Read the full story.
There's a saying, "third time's a charm". Not in this case. The FIRST time was the charm. Our first BW stay has spoiled us. After meeting our host and setting up, we hustled out to sightsee before dark. Not wanting to be intrusive, we didn't pull out our mat or chairs. However, upon returning, we noticed our hosts had literally put out a large "welcome mat" for us!!! We enjoyed beverages and laughs out on their deck both nights we were there and even shared a meal. We know have new friends.Read the full story.
Our first Boondockers Welcome stay was wonderful. Our host was generous and responsive. Our site overlooking the lake was beautiful and offered amazing sunrises and sunsets. We enjoyed walking the country roads and meeting and talking with a couple of the neighbors. Awesome stay and an even more awesome host.
We discovered Boondockers Welcome on a Monday and signed up as hosts that evening. Tuesday before noon we got our first request and our guests arrived on Wednesday. We are so happy to help out fellow campers and are looking forward to using Boondockers Welcome ourselves for an upcoming trip to southern Ontario.
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I can't say enough about the kindness and helpfulness of our fellow members. Everyone was so considerate and helpful. I can't wait to welcome our first guests and start repaying the kindness that's been shown to us.
We boondocked all the way from NE Canada to southern Mississippi using eight sites! The pressure was off, because we knew we had a warm resting place each night. We enjoyed meeting a diversity of hosts. And every host said, "What a great idea -- Boondockers Welcome!"
Real guests and hosts are connecting through our site all the time. See some of their experiences for yourself.
Pulled a 36 ft 5th wheel into this location. The host gave excellent detailed directions in from Lodi and out to Merced. It was about 75 minutes to the Yosemite Visitor Center and we used this site for our base camp. It's in the forested moun…
Guests arrived when they had projected, bringing a bit of welcomed sunshine and cool temps with them. Had a nice time chatting about travels and van conversion details. Would love to have them back anytime.
This was not only one of the easiest places to park any size rig, the host was beyond gracious and interesting.
Loved having him and his furry friend!
Very sweet folks, we enjoyed hosting them and welcome them back anytime!
Really great spot with privacy. We were behind a closed gate that allowed our dogs to run free. Ramblynrose was a fantastic host, we highly recommend. Thank you both for your hospitality.
We hardly new is was there. Welcome back anytime.
They arrived around dinner time so not much time to chat but the few minutes hearing of their travels was very interesting. Would have loved to hear more sometime. Very considerate, quiet and friendly. Welcome back any time.