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What People Want To Know Most

There is a lot of information available here at www.rv-camping.org. Here are answers to our most common questions (FAQ). Click on a question below for the answer…



Do you have any stats on the number of campgrounds nationally or by state?

I’m sorry, but we haven’t got the foggiest idea but here are a few facts…

US Forest Service – 2,383 developed campgrounds. This does not include designated dispersed campsites and I expect there could be another 1000 of these campgsites, but that’s just a guess from our wanderings around various national forests.

USACE – US Army Corp of Engineers lists 1943 developed campgrounds.

BLM – Bureau of Land Management has hundreds of developed campgrounds, but I can’t find any specific number. Be my guest and visit all the BLM Field Office web pages and count them yourself if you need to know. Let us know what you find out if you do.

The National Recreation Reservation System states “over 45,000 reserve-able facilities at over 1,700 locations”. There would be some overlapping of campgrounds with USACE and BLM, and USFS in popular areas, but the number of overlaps should be less than 10% I imagine.

City, country, town, and event RV parks are everywhere it seems, and a fairly good number of could be compiled by visiting each states travel and tourism web sites. County fairgrounds often have campgrounds during fair days only, and race tracks often are considered campgrounds during events.

State and federal wildlife areas often have designated campgrounds that should be included.

This is the best I can do. Good luck with your information quest and if someone comes up with a total number, I’d be thrilled to hear it!

Do You Have Any Tips?

We’re glad you asked! We’ve got a lot of RV Camping Tips and Ideas. From stretching your camping resources to road service recommendations, you may find exactly what you want to know.

Do You Have A RV Rental Available…

We are not a RV rental company, and we don’t recommend any RV rental companies. Our RV rental section has information about how to rent an RV including links to some of the larger RV rental companies. It is your responsibility to determine whether an RV rental company and their rental product is suitable for you.

Do You Have A Campsite Available?

www.rv-camping.org doesn’t have financial interest in any campground or reservation service. We don’t recommend any specific locations other than found in some of our article content. ¬†Visit our state RV camping pages for public and private RV camping locations and reservation information.

What is the best way to use your site?

www.rv-camping.org is a broad spectrum RV and camping information source that was started as a research tool to locate RV camping sites. The USA Camping Information Map on our home page will link you to state by state specific resources for locating public and private RV and camping locations. You will find official camping location information about wildlife management areas (WMA), state and national parks, forest campgrounds, tourism information, RV dump stations, and even community parks that allow camping.

There is much more information available if you take the time to explore our site. You can find boondocking information, RV travelogs, RV safety articles, RV renting information, private RV park locators state by state, discount camping and more. Don’t forget to check out our RV and Camping Tips section where we’ve come up with some specific answers to RV operation and camping questions.

You mention boondocking throughout the web site…what is that?

www.rv-camping.org defines boondocking as “remote location dispersed camping”. The USDA Forest Service defines dispersed camping as “camping outside developed campgrounds”. With this in mind, you might say boondocking is advanced RV camping. Camping away from developed campgrounds, towns, etc. without RV hookups is boondocking. Overnight parking in a Wal-Mart, camping in a primitive designated campground etc. is dry camping. Check out our Boondocking Information Page!

How long can you dry camp?

Depending on weather, we can stay out a minimum 2 weeks to 22 days (our personal best without getting water and dumping holding tanks). When heading into remote RV camping locations, we carry additional full water containers. We have had circumstances where we used our outside shower and went into town for additional water with portable water containers in the Jeep.

Can you make me a map to a campground?

Sorry, but we do not make custom maps other than those published on our web site.

What about the static maps on your site?

Maps on our web site are generated using Topo North America. We have obtained exclusive permission to publish these custom maps to RV camping sites, campgrounds, and boondocking locations on our site.

Can you tell me the best place to rent an RV?

The simple answer is no. We offer suggestions on how to find and rent an RV on our RV Rentals Page.

Can I use your web site content?

At our discretion, we will grant written permission to use original content from our site. Drop us an email if you would like to use information presented at www.rv-camping.org.

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    Federal Public Land
    RV Camping Information

    US Forest Service - USFS
    Describes USFS policies and rules about RV camping. Information about dispersed camping, and tips on how to find great free RV camping sites.

    National Park Service (NPS)
    General information about RV camping in US National Parks. With campgrounds in the most historic and scenic places in the country, the NPS offers some of the best places for RV camping.

    US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE/COE )
    USACE (perhaps better know as COE) manages water recreation areas throughout the USA. Information about finding Corps managed lakes, RV camping rules and policies for use of these water based recreation areas is included.

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