While free camping is only allowed in designated areas throughout the USA, there are plenty of locations where you can do this.
Both the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management care for millions of acres of land where free camping is allowed.
Many retailers and casinos may also allow you to camp for a night in their parking lot with permission from the owner.
There are also truck stops and rest stops where you can parkp for a night, many of which have facilities included.
A wide variety of campers are available in the US, from smaller station wagons up to large motorhomes. Some of the common types include:
Class A motorhomes are built on either a vehicle chassis, commercial truck chassis, or a commercial bus chassis, and run on either diesel or gas, depending on the type of engine.
Usually, Class A vehicles are fully loaded with all amenities and a large living space.
Some class B vehicles may include a toilet or freshwater tanks but not always. Class B vehicles usually have basic cooking equipment, folding beds, and limited storage space.
Class B vehicles are great for short term getaways.
Class C vehicles are a smaller version of the Class A motorhome. They are built on a truck or van cutaway chassis and operate on a gas-powered engine.
The Class C motorhome generally has sleeping quarters above the cab and more sleeping space in the back. Some Class Cs also have a slide-out option that helps increase the living space when the motorhome is parked.
Class C vehicles come equipped with a good amount of facilities including a self-contained toilet, refrigerator, heating or AC and cooking facilities.
Class C vehicles are very versatile and are great for both short or long term getaways.
Our comparison tool will show you the specifications of each vehicle available to ensure you find a camper suitable for your needs.
This depends on the company. Several rental suppliers will allow you to travel to Canada in your rental vehicle, including Apollo, El Monte, Jucy, Campervan North America, Travellers Autobarn and Cruise America.
Please contact support for information on other suppliers. You must comply with visa and customs requirements at all times.
Most rental companies only allow their vehicles to be driven on paved roads.
In addition, note the following restrictions regarding specific areas:
If you take your vehicle where it is not permitted, you will be liable for all damages incurred, and an additional fine may be imposed.
Check your rental agreement for any further restrictions regarding your RV rental.
Located in southeastern Utah, Canyonlands National Park is a large desert landscape where you’ll find stunning natural rock formations, including the Mesa Arch and the Island in the Sky. The park boasts two campgrounds, as well as hiking trails and white-water rivers popular for rafting.
Bryce Canyon National Park is located in southern Utah and is famous for its unusual red rock formations and crimson-colored cliffs. The national park has numerous hiking trails that allow you to explore the forests and wander through the canyon below.
Spanning parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, Yellowstone National Park is a vast wilderness famous for its canyons, rivers, forests, geysers and hot springs. The park is the ideal place to see a diverse range of wildlife, including bears, wolves, deer and many more. There are also twelve campgrounds within the park, making it a perfect stop on your RV vacation.