Long level paved pull through spaces, grassy curb lined sites, quiet spaces far away from the access road, pet friendly, fully stocked camp store with fresh produce and night time security. Plus, the Starbucks next door offers free WiFi. It has just about everything a discerning RVer looks for in an overnight RV park. The best part is the nightly rate. A big fat zero! That’s right, it’s free! It is the Susanville, California Wal-Mart. Not only do they allow RVers to stay overnight, they embrace it. They have designated RV spaces along the quiet side of the parking lot that will accommodate the largest of RVs. So the next time you find yourself in the northern Sierras looking for a place to stop for the evening, head to the Susanville Wal-Mart. Tell them Dave sent ya!
You will find the Wal-Mart at 2900 Main Street, Susanville, CA 96140
Those navigating by GPS will want to turn off Main Street at: 40 24.560N 120 38.106W
There are many places to explore in the surrounding area, so enjoy your adventure in the northern Sierras!
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.