While my boondocking travels have been limited to the western United States, I keep my eyes open for boondocking opportunities all across the United States. On the chance I am able to make an epic sea to sea cross country RV journey, it is good to have advanced knowledge on where boondocking is allowed in the states with limited public land.
Following is a reference I came across online for boondocking opportunities in Kansas:
“The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (recently re-named) has what are called state fishing lakes. These are sites where camping, albeit very primitive, can occur for free. Many of the sites have lakes of about 200 acres. There will be pit toilets and no potable water, but they are free to camp in up to 14 days. They are out of the way and you need to really search the web to find references to them.”
More information can be ferreted out at: http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/KDWPT-Info/Locations/State-Fishing-Lakes
Building a boondocking database assures many future adventures in RVing regardless of the location.
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.