|Big Flat Campground - USDA site in Klamath National Forest|
|Urban-docking in ID|
Our favorite Urban-docking site is Jordan Creek Rest Area, outside of Canyonville, OR.
|First "boondocking" experience we had @ Jordan Creek Rest Area|
We have noted truck stops to be NOISEY. Our original thought was to shower at a truck stop/stay free, while purchasing propane and diesel.....we quickly discovered showers are expensive these days. It is cheaper for our family of 5 to stay in a RV park with a full hookup, than to pay the price of showers for 5 at most trucks stops where we've stayed. In Idaho they wanted $65 for our family to shower - we passed. We don't like to drive with lots of water weight on board to take our own showers...and so we tend to alternate urban-docking with a campground as we travel.
|Mooch-docking in Crescent City, CA|
There is a great network of RVers across America and Canada who offer sites for free at their homes - Boondockers Welcome. This is a site we plan to use as the need and opportunity arises. I've noted some spots up the AlCan Hwy that look promising. We are considering becoming hosts when we settle in a location.
There are also MANY opportunities to volunteer in exchange for a site. WWOOF is one several we know have utilized. I need to do some research to find the URLS for farms and orchards which allow you to spend a night in exchange for a purchase or a day of work. I can't seem to locate it right now. Hmmm....
Tents for Troops is not "docking" of any sort. However, if you are ACTIVE DUTY, member campgrounds will allow you to stay free for two nights - full hook ups. We've done this at a few locations whilst active duty and all of our stays were enjoyable. The two that stand out in my memory are Toutle River RV Resort near Mt. Saint Helens, and Lone Mountain RV Resort in Obrien OR on the way to the Redwoods and more.