Where to Park Your RV for Free on a Road Trip



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Where to Park Your RV for Free on a Road Trip - MSN

Ready to take one of the best road trips in America and see the country from the comfort of your RV? Whether you're an experienced RV enthusiast or you're heading out for the first time, you'll need to find somewhere to park. While choosing to stay at one of the best RV parks in the United States is definitely a good option, sometimes you might want to avoid the crowds—and the fees that RV parks charge. In that case, you’ll want to check out the spots that offer free overnight parking. Here’s what you need to know for the ultimate budget-friendly road trip, whether you’re looking for a quick overnight stay or a longer-term arrangement.

Where to find free RV parking

Whether you plan to park overnight in an RV park or in a national forest, you'll want to do some research ahead of time, as well as download a few apps to use during your trip. Lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service and by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are "multiple use" sites, so they're dedicated to preservation but also allow for recreational activity. These sites are your best bet for finding free overnight parking for your RV. Most of them are also dog-friendly.