Boondocking is camping on public-use lands. Boondockers need to provide water, power, and dispose of all waste.There are thousands of spots to boondock all over the country. Some of the most common locations for boondocking are lands the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the United States Forest Service (USFS) manage and maintain.
Safety is always critical, no matter what type of camping you’re doing. Boondocking is typically no less safe than any other type of camping, but you’ll still want to take a few security measures.Always communicate with loved ones where you plan to camp, especially if it will be in a remote location with limited cell coverage. Giving them a general idea of your travel plan can help them know where to start if they need to come looking for you.
You can’t boondock anywhere you want. There are typically restrictions on where and how long you can boondock, even in public-use lands.Some only allow camping in established campsites or a certain amount of feet from the road. Depending on the location, you may need to acquire camping or use permits to use the land.