What is boondocking or dry camping?

by Airstream, Inc.

Boondocking is most commonly defined as, “A brushy rural area or location; To camp in a dry brushy location; To stay in a recreational vehicle in a remote location, without connections to water, power, or sewer services.” Although boondocking is sometimes popular in places like Walmart parking lots, most often it means that you’re camping out in the boondocks.

For Airstreamers, boondocking is perhaps the ultimate adventure. Getting comfortable with boondocking’s best practices creates an entirely new level of possibility. Boondocking adds a nearly infinite number of locations in which to find new experiences and to write new chapters to your travel story.

Whether you call it dry camping, free camping, boondocking or dispersed camping, we have the best planning resources and pro tips to make the experience easier and more enjoyable.

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