RV UN-Friendly Communities
A Listing Of Towns And Cities We Avoid Due To Their Unfriendly Attitude Toward RVers, Bans On Overnight Parking, Or For Other Reasons That We Feel You Should Know About
Kingman Kingman has No Overnight Parking signs in most major
store parking lots, and the police are quick to tell RVers to move along
Kingman Kingman has No Overnight Parking signs in most major store parking lots, and the police are quick to tell RVers to move along after dark.
Tucson - Tucson is a popular destination with RVers, but do not try to dry camp overnight at any of the WalMarts in town. The police will make you leave.
- No overnight parking is allowed outside of campgrounds, and is
Yuma - No overnight parking is allowed outside of campgrounds, and is strictly enforced.
Ventura - The city has an oversize vehicle ordinance and will cite an RV parked just about anywhere,
Gunnison - No overnight parking allowed, and the city discourages RVers from parking even during the daytime to see the sights unless they are in an RV park.
Lake City - No overnight parking allowed, on any commercial property in town except for designated RV parks. A story in the Lake City Reporter newspaper says this is an ordinance the owner of the E-Z Stop RV park has encouraged the city to enforce.
Newburyport - City ordinance prohibits overnight RV parking, forced Elks lodge to stop allowing members to park overnight.
At the urging of a local campground owner,
Missoula - The city bans overnight parking anywhere except in an established campground.
Reno: The city has an ordinance prohibiting RVers from spending the night anywhere but an RV park. While some casinos have allowed overnight parking, the city recently sent them letters informing them of the ordinance and telling them to stop the practice.
Talant No overnight parking allowed and the rule is enforced by
Talant No overnight parking allowed and the rule is enforced by police.
Murdo - This report is from a trusted reader: "Murdo has one campground that is owned by a "prominent" resident. None of the other businesses in town with enough room would allow us to dry camp overnight because the resident who owned the campground would get mad at them."
Spearfish At one time we listed the city park in Spearfish as allowing RVers to park overnight. I received a nasty letter from a city staff member demanding that we remove the listing, and that we tell our readers they are not welcome in Spearfish, and that there is no RV parking allowed anywhere except in a campground.
Mesquite - City ordinance prohibits parking any "oversize" vehicle, including RVs, anywhere in the city. RVers with a medium duty truck (without trailer attached) were hassled while parked at a shopping mall.
Moab - No overnight RV parking allowed anywhere in city except in established RV parks.
Kennewick - City prohibits parking in WalMart and other business parking lots.
Ashland - No overnight parking allowed except in established campgrounds.