Saturday, December 3, 2022


Boondocking along America’s Byways


By Dave Helgeson

America’s Byways is a great website for RVers and is especially useful for those of us that boondock in the western United States. The website lists National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads across America. The website offers a wealth of information to the traveling public featuring the archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic qualities available along each designated route. By clicking on one of the Byways you will receive a listing of all the things to see and do along the route as well as suggested itineraries, distance and travel times. Links for each attraction are provided for those wishing to learn more.

outback scenic byway
Outback Scenic Byway — Helgeson

Since the majority of western byways meander through portions of public land, boondocking is quite often an option while traveling these byways with an RV. Sidebar links list the public land agency administering the land and quickly take you to their website, where with a little research you can locate their “dispersed camping” aka boondocking guidelines. It truly is one-stop shopping for the active boondocker. Give it a try when planning your next RV outing.




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6 years ago

Whats the best way to find a source for water for my fresh water tank when boon docking? I”ve found a few in state parks here in AZ but seems mostly hap-hazard. Are they listed anywhere?

Chuck Woodbury(@chuck)
6 years ago
Reply to  tom

Tom, there is no list that I know. You just have to look around. That’s what I have always done. –Chuck

6 years ago

The link goes to a dead highways site

6 years ago
Reply to  RV Staff

The link is broken on the FHA website itself. Search for “Americas Byways” on Google then enter via a subsidiary page.

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