Overnight parking is a non-traditional type of RVing. It typically involves staying in a big-box retailer’s parking lot on the way to your next stop. You won’t have power, water, or sewer connections, so you need to be entirely self-sufficient.
Finding places where you can legally overnight camp isn’t as hard as you might think. You can use your smartphone to use two of the best resources for finding free overnight camping spots: Campendium and iOverlander.These apps can use your phone’s GPS location and search filters to pinpoint locations near you where other users have parked overnight.
Some of the most popular places for parking overnight for free include Walmart, Cracker Barrel, Bass Pro Shop, and Cabella’s. Many retailers with large parking lots that sit empty for most of the night will allow RVs and other big rigs to park and get some sleep.