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Welcome

  Welcome to Free Campsites. We are glad to have you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. After you log in and set up your profile, there are three main things that you can do on the website. Find a campsite, leave a review, and submit a campsite. This article will […]



Hammock Giveaway

  The fun isn’t over yet. We’re doing another giveaway. This time three lucky people are going to score an ultralight hammock!   The Winners Top submitter – Sojodave Random draw – julioates Random draw – JohnnyBlood2   We absolutely love our Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammocks. So much so, that we have ditched our bed […]


Getting ready for the summer travel season? A National Parks Pass should be on your checklist. Thanks to a donation from one of our awesome users (thank you Michael!), we’re giving one away.   The Winner is RavenPeggy!     How Do I Participate? Each campsite or review that you submit to freecampsites.net on March […]



Update – 10/12/2015

This summer, I had the misfortune of trying to use my own software to find a campsite on my phone while riding shotgun on a rough mountain road with almost no internet. Between accidental map clicks and lack of internet, it was a pretty frustrating experience. To anyone else who did the same this summer… […]



Dispersed Camping

Most people do not know that camping is available, many times for free, outside of designated campgrounds on most public land. In general, you can camp anywhere in a national forest unless posted otherwise. Individual forests might have their own restrictions, so it is always best to check with them before setting up camp. The […]



BLM LTVAs

BLM LTVA – That’s a lot of letters. It stands for Bureau of Land Management Long Term Visitors Area. LTVAs are places that have been set aside for campers who would like to stay in one area for more than the normal 14 day allotted limit. A flat fee is paid for a permit. Once […]



Overland Expo 2015

The Overland Expo is held twice a year. The west coast version is held in May near Flagstaff, AZ. The east coast version is held in October near Asheville, NC. We attended the Western one.┬áThe Expo is where the makers and shakers of choice overland equipment interact with customers. A place where you can see, […]



Beep! Beep!

You may have noticed a few changes lately. Just in case you haven’t, here’s a rundown on some new features we’ve added. Access to RV Dump Station information You can now see nearby dump stations as well as campsites on the same map. We think this will help many of you save time while planning […]


The following is a repost of an email alert sent by the Western Slope No-Fee Coalition. I have placed it here, because I believe it is important to get the word out: HR 5204 is written as an amendment to the current law, in the form of line-by-line additions, deletions, and substitutions, which makes it […]



State Park Camping Passes

State Parks are great places to camp. There’s usually one close by no matter where you live. They often have more facilities than National Park and National Forest campgrounds. While they are generally more expensive than the later, often times you can purchase a yearly pass that provides free entry and discounted camping.   California […]



Texas

Corps of Engineers The COE manages 90 campgrounds along their 22 lakes. Few are free. Prices range from $6 to $18 for a single campsite. Group accommodating campsites are also available on some of the lakes.   National Forests Angelina National Forest Cibola National Forest Davy Crockett Forest Sabine National Forest Sam Houston National Forest […]


It was the Saturday night of Independence Day Weekend (4th of July). We were camped on the beach at this sweet little free spot just outside of High Island, Texas. At around 9pm, e heard people setting up camp on the inland side of us. A couple of hours later, they started shooting fireworks near […]


Free Campsites gets a new look and then some! There have been some major improvements in the world of free camping this summer. Searching for a campsite has never been easier. Now, you can search from your smart phone, tablet or desktop computer effortlessly. Free Campsites Goes Mobile We know it’s rough doing research from […]



Markeroni: Free Fun For All

Do you geocache? If you think that’s cool, you should try historic marker snarfing! It’s free. It’s a lot of fun, and you can learn a thing or two about the area you’re in. It gets you outside. It’s an engaging activity to enjoy with the kids. Snarfing is a great way break up long […]


We’ve been working on another small web site to help out our fellow RVers. Tired of trying to find a dump station as we move around the country, we decided to apply the same mapping technology that we use here to the problem of locating a dump station. And so, RV Dump Sites was born. […]



Profile Pages

Did you know that our registered users have profile pages? That way, if they have filled them in, you can see what kind of camping they prefer and what type of rig they drive. This should help you decide if their submission or review is relevant to you. To see the profile, click on the […]



Three Years Of Free Camping

We hope everyone is staying warm and enjoying the holiday season. May you find joy where ever you are. In addition to Christmas, we here at FreeCampsites.Net have another reason to celebrate. On the evening of December 24th, 2008, FreeCampsites.net came online for the first time ever. That was three years ago today. I started […]



Happy Halloween

On this oh so spooky holiday, we have the pleasure of showcasing this not so creepy camper. It’s covered in bats, but they are the friendly “bite the bug before it bites you” kind. This super cute camper belongs to our fellow caver friends John and Brenda Shultheis of Hoosier Cavers.   Brenda designed and […]



Creepy Camping

Camping and telling ghost stories around the camp fire go hand in hand. Why not spend this Halloween telling stories surrounded by ghouls in their own haunts? We have gathered up some notoriously haunted free camping locations along with some not so spooky but fun places for you to enjoy. If you know of any […]


As winter moves in, it is time for many full-time RVers or snowbirds to begin the migration south for warmer climes. There are many opportunities for free camping in the American Southwest. These range from free RV parks run by the city in order to attract tourists to vast tracts of desert where you can […]