Zion National Park Accommodations, Hotels, Vacation Rentals & Lodging

Camping doesn’t need to be expensive! In this episode we share some of our favorite free campsites from our past two and a half years of travel, including scenic boondocking spots, free dry campgrounds, and even campgrounds with free electric hookups across Utah, Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, California, Nevada, Idaho and Montana.


* Zion National Park – Episodes 11 https://youtu.be/O_CeDJtVs0s & 29 https://youtu.be/sB6D-qnKKZo
* Badlands National Park – Episode 43 https://youtu.be/FjdQutKCTSQ
* Yellowstone National Park – Episode 46 https://youtu.be/OJXP_mCT1xw
* Island Park – Episode 109 https://youtu.be/GOXgHItVdKs
* Grand Teton National Park – Episode 72 https://youtu.be/2ascEHqlnt8
* Mesa Verde National Park – Episode 68 https://youtu.be/BN1vFQ234iI
* Arches National Park – Episode 97 https://youtu.be/VVkLtUp1-tw
* Valley Of The Gods – Episode 2 https://youtu.be/-uY-FV9bMg8
* Lake Mead – Episode 5 https://youtu.be/7YP_iMytzBU
* Sun Valley – Episode 19 https://youtu.be/pgGQd9ggLYU
* Heber Mountain – Episode 27 https://youtu.be/71IxEH4GRDg
* Big Horn Mountains – Episode 44 https://youtu.be/ELfbpsvzT9I
* Crested Butte – Episodes 58 https://youtu.be/fVHqB4RetLo & 59 https://youtu.be/LwOds6xnjPA
* Twin Lakes – Episode 60 https://youtu.be/xnmQuOFYzk8
* Navajo National Monument – Episode 67 https://youtu.be/j8rr742dVCw
* Brown Springs Campground – Episode 118 https://youtu.be/hxpToRcnqxw
* Great Sand Dunes National Park – Episode 62 https://youtu.be/W5DBVuVxzEM
* Million Dollar Highway – Episode 69 https://youtu.be/wte47AEZzwA
* Flaming Gorge – Episode 75 https://youtu.be/m-kAtuPcH_A
* Mojave National Preserve – Episode 81 https://youtu.be/bKRLA60dfMQ
* Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument – Episode 104 https://youtu.be/qQ6sdhe8R58
* Bears Ears National Monument – Episode 101 https://youtu.be/oiv0836b3Lo
* Goblin Valley – Episode 102 https://youtu.be/ODGccrhqnXY
* Wind River Mountains – Episode 108 https://youtu.be/zAumhI89nZM
* Padre Island National Seashore – Episode 122 https://youtu.be/SqY-UIfQnRQ
* Boondocking 101 – Episode 6 https://youtu.be/TTRw3A-IIZY


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39 replies
  1. swhedge71
    swhedge71 says:

    Hey Marc! Just had to comment on how beautiful your videos are, not only do you go the extra mile to capture all of the places you visit, but you have a keen knack to entice your viewers to go out and go camping! You have an extreme talent to draw in your viewers, captivate them with your cinematography, and entice all of us to do what you do best! Thank you and safe travels! Please keep them coming! All the best to you Sir! Steve in Texas

  2. Laughing Ram
    Laughing Ram says:

    If one doesn’t have a strong desire to go Boondocking after watching this video, they’re probably dead!
    I couldn’t help think how nice it would be to have this video in book form: your photos, maps with GPS coordinates and description.
    Guess I’ll just have to settle for Campendium.

    Thanks Marc for a nice compilation.

  3. Chris Bellofatto
    Chris Bellofatto says:

    Marc, so many outstanding places to visit and see. Thank you sir for all the valuable info and the inspiration. Taking notes and will do our best to visit as many as possible. Love the videos!

  4. Anke P.
    Anke P. says:

    Hey Marc, thank you so much for this very helpful video. We are a couple from Germany and we love to spend our holidays travelling around your beautiful country in a rented rv. We like to camp away from the „crowds“ and the spots you show in your videos are gorgeous! In fall we will visit Yellowstone NP and we will try to camp in BLM Carbella rec. Area or Island Park Idahoe, if we have the chance to get there with the rented rv. Thanks again for your beautiful videos. And please keep on doing them. Best regards from Germany. Anke&Dave

  5. Tracey Wescott
    Tracey Wescott says:

    Do you leave your trailer in these boondocking sites to visit the National Parks? If so what precautions do you take? We worry if we leave our trailer it won’t be there when we come back.

  6. Scott Adamson
    Scott Adamson says:

    The wife and I are planning to do quite a bit of boondocking this year, and your videos have been a great help in teaching us how to go about it, another great video, thank you

  7. Denny Snyder
    Denny Snyder says:

    Great video some of the best looking places I have seen. Makes me want to get out of my chair get the trailer and head out and not come back . You do a great job of filming, keep it up.

  8. Christina Coloradoan
    Christina Coloradoan says:

    Great compilation! You all boondock like I do. Love all of the water spots. I camped at Twin Lakes last September but didn't opt for the high spots as I wanted to be near water, instead I camped at a killer spot just below the dam right next to the outlet. One of my all-time favorite spots. Thank you for sharing all of these incredible places, bookmarked for future use 👍🏻🌞🌞🌞🌞!

  9. Downsizing Makes Cents
    Downsizing Makes Cents says:

    We can’t wait to be free to leave Florida. Not until July ugh. Then we will truly enjoy full time RVing. All those amazing spots you camped. ❤️ I am saving this video for future reference. Thanks. You always do a fabulous job. Alice

  10. Teacher Carl
    Teacher Carl says:

    Thank you so very much for sharing all of these wonderful camping spots. I am planning a 19 day summer vacation, traveling over 4,000 miles through 12 different states, and although I am staying at traditional campgrounds along the route, since this is my first time adventuring out like this, I do look forward to going to most of these spots in the future.

  11. joyce marino
    joyce marino says:

    Terrific video with a lot of info that we will put to good use for our annul 4 month escape from the summer desert heat! This year going through Utah, Idaho, Montana, and into Canada, through Radium Hot springs, Kootenay, Yoho, Jasper and Banff and then on to Vancouver. We've benefited so much from your videos and if you have any tips to share it would be greatly appreciated! Your drone work is just wonderful!


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