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Free Campgrounds And

Overnight Parking Places

As a service to our traveling readers, every issue we will list some of the many places where RVers can park overnight for free or almost free. These are not intended to be campgrounds where RVers will make extended stays, just safe places to pull off the highway and get some rest. The listings included here are from our Free Parking list, and come from our own traveling experiences, input from fellow RVers, and different RVing publications. The parking areas listed were accurate as of press time to the best of our knowledge, but the Gypsy Journal cannot guarantee an area might not have been closed down or parking prohibited since its inclusion in our list.

To obtain our list of over 1,000 free and low cost overnight parking places, send $8.95 to Gypsy Journal, 1400 Colorado Street, C-16, Boulder City, Nevada 89005-2448. You can also order with your credit card online at by making payment to Gypsy Journal, 1400 Colorado St. #C-16, Boulder City, NV 89005. *Due to shipping costs, this book is not available for Canadian addresses. 


Borger : Huber Park , city owned, 1300 Main Street , on south side of town has ten sites with electric & water, dump station.

Bowie : City owned Selma Park three miles south of town on lake. Dump station, flush toilets.

Corpus Christi : Nueces River park (city owned) on river has visitor center and free dry camping.

Gilchrist: Free RV parking area, 14 day limit at Rollover Pass , on Boilvar Peninsula .

Hereford : City park at 15th & C Streets has 6 back in spaces with water & 30 amp electric. Free.

Odessa : County fairgrounds has RV sites with electric hookups, free.

Slaton: City park has free RV sites with water & electric. 3 day limit.


Rest areas: Overnight RV parking is allowed.

Cove Fort: Restored Mormon fortress allows RVers to park overnight for free.

Elsinore : RVers are allowed to park overnight at town square.

Heber City : Wasatch County Park allows RVs to park free overnight.

West Virginia

Beckley : Service area on West Virginia Turnpike at Tamarack exit, dump station.

Beckley : RVs can park overnight in designated RV parking area at Tamarack Crafts-Convention Center at Exit 45 on Interstate 64/77.

Elkview: Level dirt parking area at northwest side of Interstate 79 Exit 9. GPS N38° 27.437" W081° 29.769"

St. Albans : Roadside park on Highway 60. Dump station.

Wheeling: Cabela’s Outfitters at Interstate 70 Exit 10 has RV parking area GPS N40° 03.978" W080° 35.774"

White Sulphur Springs: Large level parking area to dry camp on southwest corner of Exit 175 off Interstate 64.


Armstrong Creek: Rest area 5 miles west of town on US Hwy. 8 has room for several RVs. Paved, picnic tables, grills.

Augusta : County campground four miles north of town.

Blanchardville: McKellar City Park on Elm Street has 10 RV sites with 30 amp electric, central water & dump station, $12/night. 

Marinette: City park has RV sites with electric, picnic tables, barbecue grills, and dump station.


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Free Camping For Veterans! If you are a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) you have many free and low cost overnight parking opportunities awaiting you all across the United States. Many VFW Posts welcome traveling veterans who belong to other Posts to pull off the road and spend the night in their parking lots. Some even offer RV hookups! Most Posts do not charge their fellow veterans for this courtesy, and those who do ask only a token fee. We have compiled a list of VFW Posts around the nation that welcome you for a visit. Order your copy today for just $5.50 and reap one of the benefits of your service to your country and your VFW membership. To order your copy of our guide Overnight Parking With The VFW, send a check or money order to Gypsy Journal, 1400 Colorado #C-16, Boulder City, Nevada 89005, or click on the shopping cart icon and order online with your credit card. *Due to shipping costs, this book is not available for Canadian addresses.  






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