pp. Parking a recreational vehicle in a remote or secluded area to avoid paying campground or RV park charges.
Boondocking.org is devoted to the art of “boondocking,” which is all about finding free, off-the-beaten-path places for camping. The site is compiled by an active boondocker who maintains a database of free camping spots nationwide.
This…allows me to do urban boondocking should I choose. Right now, I've been parking at night on the street in a safe area of San Francisco. The cheapest RV parks in the area offer few amenities, and cost a minimum of $65 a night. They are not a good value. But I'm not paying a cent 4-5 days a week.
Campgrounds with full hookups can cost $30 to $40 a night, and the McIntyres have learned to do more "boondocking'' — camping free at sites without hookups, including Wal-Mart parking lots.
And if this sounds too tranquil, there's always the adventure of boondocking — camping free in "primitive" sites at rest areas, beaches, parking lots, deserts, or fairgrounds.