Finding Overnight Parking

Dec 6, 2021 | 1 comment

A question I am often asked is how am I able to find overnight parking ?

I have a few favorite apps on my phone that I use for overnight parking. Depending on where I want to stay I use different ones.

If I am looking to stay in a more off the grid , woodsy , or rural area my go to app is ” iOverlander”. There are spots in locations all over the US pinned by other travelers who stayed in that location with a short review on how there stay was or how they got to that location.

If I am looking to find a quick stay , like a Walmart , Cracker-barrel or Cabela’s I use the app ” Allstays”. They have a filter on the app that you can chose where you are looking to stay and in what area and it shows what stores are overnight friendly and which are not.

If you are looking for a unique stay , ” Harvest Host ” is another great app to find Winery , Museum and farm parking .

When I find a location I want to stay I always search the town on , it gives an A – F rating on the crime in the town and depending on the rating I will chose if I want to stay or find another location. It is a great website to use if you are in an area you are unfamiliar with and just want to take an extra safety precaution.

I recently used ” All Stays ” while on my Pennsylvannia trip and ended up finding an awesome Walmart to stay at with an insane view! Who Said Walmart can’t be an awesome camp spot?

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  1. Kimberly

    Thanks for these tips- heading our from south centra PA to Niagara to Acadia and all spots in between for my maiden voyage in my new to me Class C. I would love all tips on where to stay, must see sights & towns and where to stay $$$ or boondocking. ~ i have accommodations set up for Brennan Beach, Lake George and Winhall Brook ~ i have HarvestHosts & Boondockers Welcome (Thousand Trails and Encore as well~ waiting on my Pass Port America membership packet to arrive) BUT it is a lot to absorb so any all guidance is greatly appreciated ed.

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