Sunday, December 8, 2019

City Parks and camping

I have added pages for city park camping in Montana & Wyoming, look on the left side of the site in the camping area.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Wyoming city parks with free camping

These towns in Wyoming offer free camping for 2-3 days, just enough for a rest from the road.

Lovell WY
Lovell Campers Park  
East 2nd Street off 14A and 310 
Drinking Water, Dump Station, Pets Welcome, Restrooms ,Showers





Wheatland W
Wheatland City Park
10 - 20/30amp Back-in Sites    5 - Tent sites - Tables - Dinning Pavillion
Water Fill - Restrooms, Dump Station, Free WiFi
Lander WY
Lander City Park
1183-1191 South 3rd Street Lander, WY
GPS: 42.823, -108.737



Douglas WY
Riverside City Park 
365-399 West Grant Street Douglas, WY 
GPS: 42.763, -105.392
2 nights stay
Riverside Park has free hot showers and good RV parking.Approximately 20 sites, at least some are pull-thrus. Dump station, drinking water, grills, pay phones, picnic area, restrooms, showers.

Powell WY
Homesteader Park
1049 East Coulter Powell, WY 82435 
The RV area is to the left of the rest area building and has about 6-8 long pull-through spots that could accommodate several units each.
Tent area is a grassy lawn at the back of the rest stop.
 Free dump station. Bathrooms, picnic area with grills.
No camping signs mean not to park along the curb sides thus obstructing through traffic.


More to come later.






Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Nevada State Parks All Access Permit

This is Nevada's version of the New Mexico State Park camping permit.

All Access Permit: The permit authorizes the holder to enter all parks and use the facilities of the parks without paying the entrance, camping or boating fees for 12 months. The All Access permit is $200 and may be assigned to up to 2 vehicles, but may be used by only one vehicle at a time. For the use of a campsite at which a hook-up is available a $10 per vehicle charge will be assessed.

So stay in a non hook up site and camping is free or you can pay the $10 a night for hook ups.

http://parks.nv.gov/fees/annual-permits

Monday, November 18, 2019

New Mexico State Parks Annual Camping Permit

Here is a good deal for fulltimers out there, you can visit New Mexico's State Parks on a year long permit for out of stater's for a $225 fee. The fees for camp spots are reduced and are as follows.
Electric Hookup with Annual Camping Permit  $4
Sewage Hookup with Annual Camping Permit $4
Electric & Sewage Hookup with Annual Camping Permit $8
Normal rates are $10 more per night so for over a year period you would save $140 of the normal rate.
Campers may reside in a park for a maximum of 14 days during a 20 day period.
There are 34 state parks in New Mexico so you could stay at all the parks for a total cost of  $3,145 I would bet you couldn't beat that in a RV park.




Saturday, November 16, 2019

City park camping

Ok so camping in a city park or walmart parking lot is not what I really consider camping, but sometimes you just need a break from the road and a city park may just fit the bill for a overnight or for 2 or 3 days.
Here are some city parks with 3 day free camping.



These are all  in Texas so they are camper friendly there, not all states are. The parks are top to bottom.
Waylon Jennings Park in Littlefield TX
Coleman Park in Brownfield TX
Levelland City Park in Levelland TX

I will post more city parks like this until I can make pages for each state.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Camping safety

We want to enjoy ourselves while camping and forget about all our problems and whats going on in the world, but lets not forget that the world is not always safe and when we put ourselves in remote areas we are on our own. Maybe you saw the news about the two full time campers down in Texas that were killed and their camper was driven to Mexico or how about one of the many bear attacks that happen.
We need to be ready to defend ourselves at all times when we are out there alone, we cannot depend on other humans good nature. Do not open your door at night without turning on your lights and looking out your windows to see who or what might be there. At least keep pepper or bear spray or a spray bottle of vinegar by your door, once your door comes open you are at a disadvantage since it opens outward and you may not be able to get it closed again. Trust no one that you don't know. Be safe and stay that way.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

New solar panels

We picked up or new solar panels this weekend 5 100 watt Renogy RNG-100D-R-BK panels that each put out up to 6.1 amp they will max out my 30 amp controller under full light. I have to get wiring and mounts yet so will be awhile before install, I did unbox and test each panel to be sure they worked.