Places That Let You Park For Free


Vacations usually aren’t cheap – mostly because the costs of hotels are unbelievably expensive! Especially if you fall into the tourist trap locations. Here’s a list of places that let you park your RV for free overnight to help save on the costs of traveling.

  1. Walmart – It’s Walmart policy to let you park for free. It’s a courtesy to let the store manager know that you’re camping out overnight but, other than that – you’re good to go! Note: There’s some locations that the city ordinance will not allow overnight parking – there will be a sign posted if it is not allowed. Call ahead to verify if you can park, just in case!

  2. Kmart – They also allow overnight parking as well. Be sure to check with the store manager before you hunker down for the night.

  3. Flying J – They usually have a spot to park for all truckers and you’re welcome to join that club. Some find this one a bit loud to stay for the night – but when you’re in a pinch, it’s an option.

  4. If you’re a member of an Elks Club or Moose Lounge you can park in any parking lot across the country. Just be sure to make note of the city ordinances.

  5. National forests – If you’re looking to stay longer than one night, think about finding a national forest to park for a couple days. If there’s local facilities – there’s usually a cheaper nightly fee, but you can dry camp for free. Just pick a spot that suits you.

Of course, check the local city ordinances because this can vary per city. You can call the local Police Department if you have any questions or if there are any locations in town that you can park for free. Also, be respectful of wherever you park. You don’t want to ruin it for the next person who wants to take a vacation on the cheap.

Happy travels!