Free Overnight RV Parkingkate_mullen@mac.com
Sometimes on the way to your destination you may need to stop for the night to catch some rest but do not want to check-in to an RV park and hook-up. Fortunately, there are many places that provide overnight free parking stop over.
Where Can I Park Overnight?
Walmart is another great option with the most locations nationwide. You should contact the store in advance to verify overnight parking is allowed. This varies from location to location as various city ordinances are different. I’ve had one location tell me I didn’t need to ask for permission that it is based on the local ordinances not Walmart to give permission. I still call ahead to be on the safe side. They do not have designated RV parking spaces so you should park on the outskirts out of the way as much as possible. As with Cracker Barrel, making a purchase is customary. Another bonus of a Walmart is bathrooms, showers, and often groceries if needed.
Cracker Barrel has many locations across the US and is a great alternative; they are often located near hotels and other travelers. Check out their location map they indicate if RV parking is provided at a given location look for (*Bus & RV Parking Available) on their listing. They do have RV/bus-sized parking spaces which is a plus. You may want to get there before nightfall to ensure you can find a spot. In return for a space, dining there for dinner or breakfast is a nice thing to do.
Cabella’s is a camping big box store that offers overnight parking in a designated area for RV and trucks. I’ve heard they also offer dump stations and fresh water, free of charge which is a big bonus!
Flying J Pilot Gas Stations and Travel Centers of America have propane, showers, wifi, often a dedicated RV area to fill-up, quick supplies, and groceries, water, reserved RV spaces or grab any open space.
Camping World sells RVs but also allows overnight parking in some of their locations. Some of the locations also have water, propane, and a dump station.
Casinos will often let you overnight in their parking lot in exchange for some gambling time!
- Don’t deploy your awning
- Don’t grill out
- Don’t deploy your jacks they can damage the parking lot; if you must use them put pads down first
- Don’t open any slides
- Do patron the location
- Do call ahead