From time to time, I will be posting on the Pavement Camping blog. This relatively new blog is about the practice that many RVers have of staying over night in the parking lots of stores, casinos and truck stops, referred to as “Pavement Camping.”
“Often it’s simply about convenience: an RV park or other campground may be too far away. Other times it’s about money: it’s free to stay in 99-percent of such places, which can save an RVer $20, $30 or more a night in camping fees,” writes Diane McGovern in the blog’s first post.
Popular places where RVers can find free overnight parking include Wal-Mart and Camping World stores, Cracker Barrell restaurants, Flying J truck stops, and Cabela’s sporting goods stores.
To be honest, we have never stayed in any of the places mentioned about; however, we have spent a night at the BlueWater Casino in Parker, Ariz., about 36 miles north of Quartzsite. We were tired and it was convenient and free. Read more by clicking on RV PavementCamping.blogspot.com.
Photo: Looking out of our camper ceiling vent at the other overnight campers in the BlueWater Casino parking lot. (Julianne G. Crane)