Top 5 Boondocking Spots for an Epic Summer Adventure in Your Pleasure-Way Motorhome

*This post has been edited to provide clarity and for brevity – 05/06/2024*

Are you ready to hit the road and experience the ultimate summer adventure in your Pleasure-Way motorhome? Boondocking is the perfect way to explore the great outdoors without having to deal with crowded campsites. With your Pleasure-Way motorhome, you can explore the most beautiful and remote locations while still enjoying the comforts of home.

To help you plan your summer adventure, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 boondocking spots to visit in 2024. So pack your bags, stock up on supplies, and get ready for an unforgettable summer adventure!

Redwood National and State Parks, California

Located in Northern California, Redwood National and State Parks are a boondocking paradise. Home to some of the tallest and oldest trees in the world. With miles of hiking trails, scenic drives, and beautiful beaches, there is no shortage of things to do here. And the best part? You can park your Pleasure-Way motorhome right in the heart of the park and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the great outdoors.

Head to Sand Camp Boondocking, located on the Smith River in the Six Rivers National Forest, to boondock in Redwood National and State Parks.

Photo by Daryll Co

Olympic National Park, Washington

For those seeking a boondocking spot with breathtaking views, the diverse and expansive landscape at Olympic National Park offers everything from rugged coastlines and rocky beaches to towering mountains and dense rainforests. Covering almost a million acres, the park protects a vast wilderness, thousands of years of human history, and several distinctly unique ecosystems. Surround yourselves with glacier-capped mountains, old-growth temperate rain forests, and over 70 miles of wild coastline. Olympic National Park might be one of the most diverse places you can boondock.

Olympic National Park is known for it’s friendly boondocking policies. Most established boondocking sites don’t require permits, with the exception being along some hiking trails that have day-use fees. There’s also a wealth of boondocking spots in the adjoining Olympic National Forest, with lax dog rules.

Photo by Stephen Perras.

Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park is known for its stunning mountain vistas, crystal-clear lakes, and abundant wildlife. Visitors come to this park to hike through the rugged backcountry, fish in the pristine waters, and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the great outdoors. While you can’t boondock directly in Grand Teton, you can inside Bridger-Teton National Forest, which shares a border with the Park.

Photo by Diane Lee

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Big Bend National Park is located in one of the most remote areas of the country and offers vast desert landscapes, rugged mountains, and winding canyons. Big Bend is a hot desert park with temperatures reaching 100+ degrees by late morning. Your PW is equipped with the Truma Aventa Eco AC which will keep you cool throughout all your adventures. Make sure you pack lots of water and SPF!

Big Bend has a network of primitive roadside campsites, many of which are in backcountry areas of the park. The sites require a backcountry use permit, and the most popular sites are reservable 180 days out. No generators are allowed on these backcountry campsites!

We’ll accept that we cheated on this one slightly, as technically, this would be dispersed camping rather than boondocking.

Photo by Chris Russell

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

There are ample boondocking sites along the roads leading into Capitol Reef National Park, plus the surrounding Utah desert offers seemingly endless BLM and US Forest Service camping possibilies. You’re welcome to boondock in any previously disturbed areas outside of campgrounds. Dispersed camping is available along many dirt roads rear the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Permits are required for camping, but these are free and can be obtained at the visitor centres and trailheads.

Photo by Donna Arnold

Boondocking in 2024

In conclusion, boondocking is the perfect way to experience the great outdoors in your Pleasure-Way motorhome. With these top 5 boondocking/dispersed camping spots to visit in 2024, you’ll be able to explore the most beautiful and remote locations while still enjoying the comforts of home. So start planning your summer adventure today and make memories that will last a lifetime!