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Old 01-07-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
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I have searched the Forums, and it seems like all the good dry camping is out West. We will be full-timing this year, going out west for the winter. After April we will make our way back to the Northeast because of family. Is there true dry camping in the Northeast? I don't mean parking lots, I mean safe, clean places out in the middle of nowhere, FREE. I prefer the Cleveland area, but no matter where it is, sound off.

I bet anywhere east of Indiana would be of interest to many people.
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There certainly are some rustic campgrounds in the East that would allow "workcamping" barter to give you a free site. BLM land is only in the West, and State Parks usually charge a fee for overnight camping.


Maybe you could make a deal with a Walmart store to buy their left-over Christmas trees, then erect them around your RV in the parking lot.
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I'm also looking for Boondocking ,but in up state New York
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Most national forests permit dispersed camping in designated areas. Try the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia. The "Mon" also has several small camp grounds that are often completely unused. Several years ago, we spent a week in one (Bear Heaven) and were all alone.

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There are the AEP ReCreation Lands between Caldwell and McConnelsville off I77. Open year round. No check in or check out times. Free - download a permit off their website https://www.aepohio.com/info/recreation/

Wayne National Forest Covered Bridge Scenic Byway on SR26 out of Marietta has several small free campsites http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...rdb5068388.pdf
You can also primitive camp away from campgrounds anywhere you don't block trails or roads Wayne National Forest

Maryland has Big Run State Park for a minimal fee Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Maryland Park Service
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