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Monday, May 28, 2012

Byways and Boondocking

Boondocking Along All-American Hwy 12 in Utah

American Byways is a great website for RVers and is especially useful for those of us that boondock in the western United States. The website lists National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads across America. The website offers a wealth of information to the traveling public featuring the archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic qualities available along each designated route. By clicking on one of the Byways you will receive a listing of all the things to see and do along the route as well as suggested itineraries, distance and travel times. Links for each attraction are provided for those wishing to learn more.

Since the majority of western byways meander through portions of public land, boondocking is quite often an option while traveling these byways with a RV. Sidebar links list the public land agency administering the land and quickly take you to their website, where with a little research you can locate their “dispersed camping” aka boondocking guidelines. It truly is one stop shopping for the active boondocker. Give it a try when planning your next RV outing.
Boondocking Along the Outback Scenic Byway


  1. good tip ! thank you for posting it up

  2. I've always enjoyed cruising the Scenic Byways when traveling, and now that I am retired and camping in my RV, I am excited to explore these beautiful roads even more.

    Thanks for the tip on searching for dispersed camping as I have never heard that term before.

  3. Thanks for the tips for Dispersed Camping. It was helpful to find out you can only camp in a dispersed area for up to 16 days. After 16 days, you must move at least 5 road miles for camping in another dispersed area. Also your campsite must be at least 100 feet from any stream or other water source.

    and Yuk - you should pack your used toilet paper out with you.

  4. Good site, we're in MI and looks like we'll be taking the River Road Scenic Byway. I have been reading backwards and you've given some very useful info. Thanks

    Len and Carol
    Little Toot 2