Overnight Camping

Boondocking means wilderness camping out in the “boondocks.” This type of camping, usually on public lands (state and national forests, BLM lands, etc.), is free or very low cost. Since boondock is defined as slang for rough backwoods or bush country, most boondocking opportunities are away from cities, blacktop, and civilization in general. In many boondocking areas, you just find a place and park, making sure there are no signs in the area prohibiting camping or overnight parking.
How Does Dry-Camping Differ? Dry-camping means no water, electricity, or sewer hookups and may be free or paid. You might dry-camp in a city park, a state or federal campground, a private RV park, or a parking lot. Overnight stops at Wal-Mart and Flying J’s are examples of dry camping.

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Day’s End Directory

This directory, created and maintained by traveling members and collected and organized by Guy Gipson #84383, contains thousands of member-submitted boondocking, drycamping (camping without hookups) and low-cost parking opportunities with lots of extra information and advice. The Day’s End Directory is available to Escapees members only.


  • Directory Download in 3 eBook formats
  • Online Directory Search function
  • Choose a route (or single point) and see Directory listing locations on a Route Planning Map

The Directory is available in the following formats:

  • Online Search and Download $15/year
  • All orders and inquiries should include complete name and SKP number.

For more information, or to purchase the Day’s End Directory, browse to:
www.daysenddirectory.com or write:

Guy Gipson
107 Rainbow Drive #755
Livingston TX 77399-1007
Email: DaysEndDirectory@gmail.com

Overnight Parking With SKPs

SKPs is a friendly acronym used to refer to members of Escapees RV Club. Many SKPs own property across the country where they welcome fellow members to stop for a night or two. These sites are often free, or available for a small fee, and the listings are only available to Escapees members.

Boondockers Welcome & Harvest Hosts

The savings doesn’t stop there. Your Escapees membership offers you savings on a membership with both Boondockers Welcome and Harvest Hosts, two organizations that connect RVers with providers of free, or significantly discounted, parking across the United States. With Boondockers Welcome, you have access to a directory of thousands of boondocking opportunities at properties all across Canada and the US. Harvest Hosts partners with wineries, distilleries, farms, museums and more to bring you unique overnight parking options in interesting and engaging locations.