How to find the best and the cheapest Campgrounds and RV Parks?

How to find best Campgrounds and RV Parks?

RV Parks and Campgrounds in the USA

Nowadays there are a lot of travelers who decide to use RV's during their adventures. If you are one of them you probably know, how important is to find free campgrounds or cheap RV parks. So let's start learning how to save your money on the road.

In this article, I will try to give you some tips on how to find the best campground for your RV. You will learn where to search for cheap parks or how to find free ones. I will also give you some tips on how to save money during your travels.

Finding cheap or exclusive Campgrounds and RV Parks

There are many websites where you can find search engines providing you a useful information where to find the best campgrounds or RV parks. In the USA I like to use a RoverPass website, mostly because I can show my results on the map, which is useful when I want to find a place near me. They also support a mobile view, so you can reserve a campground from your phone.

From the other hand, if you are planning to visit Europe, there is a good website called Camper Contact where you can find your place in every European country. This site has a lot of advantages and one of them is that you can even find free campgrounds and RV parks.

Campgrounds in the Europe

Camping on Public Lands

There is not always a need to find a private RV park. If you want, you can also camp on Public Lands. For example, there are a 250 million acres of lands you can do it in the United States and most of them are free to stay overnight. Well, most of them, so it's also a good idea to look for them on the Bureau of Land Management website.

Camp in National Forests

There is also a possibility to camp and overnight in most of National Forests in the United States. Just be sure to check with the local forest ranger to stay out of any troubles. Also, local rangers usually will be able to show you the best area and even uncover some great spots for you.

Finding free campgrounds

If you don't want to pay for campgrounds, there is a very useful tool called Free Campsites, where you can find free campgrounds and RV Parks on the map in the whole USA. Just write the area you are currently in and it will show you interesting places on the map. The only problem with that site is that it is difficult on the mobiles, so it's a better idea to plan your trip here from your computer.

Free RV parks and campgrounds in the United States of America

Ask your family or friends

This is probably the best and the cheapest way to get yourself a place for your camper, of course, if you have a family or friends near the area you are going to visit. You will then have an access to the shower, bathroom and proper kitchen and you will visit people you like and know. Two birds with one stone.

What else can we do to save some money?

Well, if you are an RV traveler you probably know that the biggest expense is a fuel. Since I don't like to be in one place for a long amount of time, this is, unfortunately, the area I cannot save any money, maybe except finding gas stations with a bit cheaper fuel.

Another thing we can do is to cook all our meals, because the restaurants are always expensive, no matter what country or a state you plan to visit. Another way to save some money is to have your own water - it's always a good idea to have a few gallon containers in the van.


There are a lot of ways to save some money on the road. You can find cheap or free RV parks and campgrounds, you can stay in one place and you can cook your own meals and have your own water. For me traveling with a camper is a good idea, when you want to spend some time in the wildlife, but can be problematic in big cities, especially in Europe. If you enjoyed this article or want to ask me some questions, feel free to leave me a comment in the section below.

Wojciech Kuźma

Hey there! My name is Wojtek and I am very happy that you came to my travel blog. I've been traveling the world for a few good years now and I still want more.

On my website I describe the adventures that have happened to me, you will also find here a collection of valuable tips for tourists and travelers. If you liked this article, be sure to leave a comment and read some more!

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Comments: 8
  •   13th November 2017, 15:43

    Campgrounds and RV Parks may be very expensive, so good search tools are very important. Also, your tips seem to be reasonable! Thanks!

    •   28th September 2018, 12:37

      Thanks, Dunny! This is true that RV Parks and Campgrounds are expensive, but as a campers itself :-)

  •   17th November 2017, 10:10

    Fastidious respond in return of this difficulty with solid arguments and telling the whole thing concerning that.

  •   18th June 2018, 14:50

    Unfortunately, our Poland is still at the bottom in Europe when it comes to camping pitches ... And at least it's hard to find anything. I, with my motorhome, more often I am just looking for recreation centers to which I am calling and I am asking if they have any good camping places ... This text was translated automatically. Original text is below: Niestety nasza Polska wciąż jest na samym dole w Europie jeśli chodzi o miejsca kempingowe dla kamperów... A przynajmniej ciężko cokolwiek znaleźć. Ja ze swoim kamperem to częściej szukam po prostu ośrodków wypoczynkowych, do których dzwonię i pytam się, czy mają jakieś dobre miejsca kempingowe...

    •   28th September 2018, 11:56

      This text was translated automatically. Original text is below: Niestety tak trochę jest, za to przy odrobinie wprawy można dosyć łatwo znaleźć darmowe miejsca kempingowe dla kamperów, bo mało obszarów jest zagospodarowanych :-)

  •   17th July 2018, 09:40

    It is a pity that campsites in Poland, or even parking lots for motorhomes are still in our prisons. Maybe it's a bit because people can not afford campers, but on the other hand, tourists often ride them. This text was translated automatically. Original text is below: Szkoda, że kempingi w Polsce, czy chociażby parkingi dla kamperów są u nas ciągle w powijkach. Może to trochę przez to, że ludzi nie stać na kampery, ale z drugiej strony turyści często nimi jeżdżą.

    •   28th September 2018, 12:35

      This text was translated automatically. Original text is below: Parkingi dla kamperów w Polsce są, po prostu mniej oficjalne :-)

  •   10th October 2019, 18:00

    Thank you for the information on using public lands to park your RV. My husband and I are considering taking a long trip with our RV. Well have to look up the places we plan to go on the different sites you recommended.

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