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
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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.
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.
I pulled up to my second Boondockers Welcome site with my RV and was met by the host. He showed me where to go and I panicked a little because I was so new at backing up my RV. He stayed and helped me with my visuals for backing in and I got in just perfectly. The site he put me in had water, electricity, AND a waste drain! I felt like I was at an exclusive campsite all by myself.
My stay there was so welcoming and peaceful! I made a video of my stay there: https://youtu.be/pfAjxJ-hDZERead the full story.
In early March, we were contacted by Boondockers, Franz and Heidi, from Switzerland. They were looking for a place to "hunker down" with the coming lockdown from coronavirus. Could we accommodate them with their fifth wheel and pickup for longer than two nights? Yes.
They were trapped here, but their experience became much more than the usual tourist travel. After nine weeks, they regretfully went on their way. We shared a once in a lifetime experience together and are all richer for it.Read the full story.
We began using Boondockers Welcome two years ago and it now has become our preferred way of planning our travel! We love meeting new people and feel that this platform works great for our lifestyle! Thanks for being here for us!
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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.
Talking with the locals of any area is a joy for us, but we seem to have a special love for Idaho folk. After almost 3 years of full time RV life we are looking to settle down a little in this land of mountains, big lakes, and trees. Now at least we…
This is a wonderful place to stay. The owner kindly assisted us with parking. It is a level spot in a beautiful backyard, with lovely plants. We enjoyed great conversations with the owners, and they shared a map of the “Avenue of the Giants”, a comp…
Had a real nice vist with them. Hope they come back again
Stayed with Hoopie 42 on a trip through lower Michigan. We were looking for a peaceful one night stay in this area, and this lake side site was terrific. It was kind of fun watching the fisherman casting among the docks and the maintenance crew ta…
These guys may not know it, but they were a tonic we needed - making up for disappointing guests who left just before, leaving us disappointed with some guests behaviours and attitudes. These guys were totally communicative, heeding our request for …
My Place was easy to find and provided a solid level site with up to 50 amp power.
Our Host provided good communications and met us upon arrival. We immediately were made to feel welcome.
We had a quiet night among the corn.
We will request this sit…
We had such a great stay! Beautiful piece of land, quiet, and Marty was a gracious and kind host. Thanks for letting us stay, Marty!
We had a terrific three nights at River Refuge, which is a wonderful spot right on the river. There was plenty of space for our motor home and car on the property. This friendly couple was very welcoming, providing a warm introduction to their home …