(Formally "Plan V: A Van Dwelling Blog", when I lived in a 1978 Dodge Xplorer 228 Class B motorhome van)

Free & Discounted Camping Info

There are many ways to get free and discounted campsites or even RV spots with full hookups. This page lists several ways I have found. Some I have used, some I have not. Your results may very. Prices subject to change. Use only as directed. Batteries not included.

This is a really useful site. While in Texas, I used it between Lubbock and Odessa and found no less than four FREE city owned and operated RV parks. Three had full hookups and one had Electric+water with a single dump station next to it. Being all user submitted info, somethings things are wrong... so do your own homework about if places are really free, if rules have changed, etc.

Passport America
For $44, you can join Passport America and receive 50% off at their in-network RV parks. If you do a lot of one or two night stop overs and want hookups, this is a really good deal. I have joined it myself and so far used it once. I paid around $12.50 instead of the full price of $25 that the RV park charged. They also send you a directly book of RV parks. You can also download smartphone apps or use their website to find RV parks. Even if you don't join for the discounts, you can use their website directory of RV parks... but for the price and deep discount... why not join?

This site provides the directory and reservation system for most "developed" Federally owned and operated campgrounds. If you have the Senior or disable discount card, you will receive 50% off. (See next link)

America The Beautiful - Passes
Seniors may purchase a lifetime "Senior" card for $10 which grants free entrance to many federally owned and operated parks and forests. It also grands 50% discounts for federal campgrounds, such as ones operated by Corps of Engineers and The National Forest Service.

Disabled indviduals can get the "Access" pass which gives all of the same benefits as the senior pass, except it's FREE!

There is also an "Annual Pass" anyone not senior aged or disabled may purchase for $80, but it seems to only cover entrance fees. It does not give 50% discount rates on camping. This pass is available for FREE to those who are are currently active in the military, Coast Guard and National Guard/Reserves.

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