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Urban Camping on the Atlantic Coast
Posted On 05/17/2012 21:55:34

Hi everyone!

We've been traveling up the Atlantic Coast for the past two months and have found some pretty nice close-in, urban parking and camping spots for RVers.

Some of the information was a bit difficult to come by, some we had to ask the locals about and others we found by doing some web searching. So, we hope that passing these links along will help with your Atlantic Coast Rv travels. 

St. Augustine, Florida
Anastasia State Park & RV Campground.
One of the most beautiful State Parks we've seen. Biking distance from the Historic downtown and plenty to do near by. 27/per night (water & ele)
Oversized vehicle parking at the Visitors Center as well. (Old Jail)

Savannah, Georgia
Visitor Center & RV Parking 301 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Savannah, GA 31415
You can park your RV here and stay inside of it. When we were there it was $12/48hours pass and you can continue to purchase them as long as you need. Buy it at the front desk. Great location. We listed this on freecampsites.net as well. Dry camp.

Charleston, South Carolina
The Long-term parking garage entrance is located on Mary Street,
$10/24hour parking. Dry camp. One block from the Visitors Center which is at 375 Meeting ST , Charleston, SC 29403  |  800-774-0006
James Island County Park
Not bikable to the city but a beautiful nature park. 4 mile drive to Charleston. 30+/per night. Water & Ele / Full hook ups. 871 Riverland Drive, Charleston, SC 29412  |  (843) 795-4386


Washington DC
Pohick County Park, VA - South of DC and close to a Metro station but only if you have a car. Not bikable. 31.50 water & electric
Greenbelt Park, MD - North of the city, on the last stop on the Metro line (University of Maryland)  Back in and pull through spaces. Facilities: NONE on site.  Water and dump facilities available. $16.00 per night. 6565 Greenbelt Road Greenbelt, Maryland 20770 (301) 344-3948
Union Station Parking Garage - Downtown LARGE vehicle parking. Buses... big rigs... everything. Great location. Dry camp not really permited, we did anyway. Covered garage. Parking fees depending on what time you're in and out.$9min-$50/max for 24 hours.


You can find more about these and other RV trips on our blog!

We're currently working on Philadelphia and New England! Stay in touch. 

Jeanette & Dennis

www.CheddarYeti.com  & www.Motornomadics.com

Tags: Savannah St Augustine Charleston Washington DC East Coast Parking

Guerrilla RVing & Sleeping on the Streets of New Orleans
Posted On 02/28/2012 01:15:47

Street Camping In Your Motorhome

Pros of Street Camping

We street camp often in cities around the U.S. because it saves money and gives us up close parking to the places we want to go, see, and experience. So, if you've ever wondered about street camping in your Motorhome... here's a sneak peak.


Pros of Street Camping

The Pros of street camping are simple... it's FREE and that goes a long way when you full-time RV. The average price of a nights stay at a campground for us has been around twenty bucks or more. So a few nights a week on the street really adds up in savings.

Another big pro of street camping is location. If you want to see a city there's no better way than to experience her corners up close and personal. Cats, trash, and other inhabintants galore.Find a neighborhood and become a resident for a night or two or three. We've had great stays in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, and New Orleans!

The Makings of A Good Spot:

  • Streets Lights
  • Business or Warehouse Districts
  • Churches or Government Buildings
  • Level ground


The Cons of Street Camping

The cons of street camping is noise, and for Dennis the ability to fully relax and get a good nights rest. Unfamiliar sounds; walkers, talkers, trains, cat fights, garbage trucks, barking dogs, bumbling bums... you name it. I sleep like a baby while Dennis peeks out the window all night long, and finally getting rest about the time the sun comes up.

This Is Not The Spot You Want:

  • On a hill
  • Too many hood rats
  • High Traffic


It's important to find the right balance. Being in a constant state of moving, sneaking, and high alert can be draining. Still the price is right and we've yet to have any issues; no knocks, no vandals, no tickets. After a few free nights, paying for a campground isn't so bad. The park time provides us a bit of camp-relaxation and the option to get chores and work done.

Basically, don't set up a homestead. We've found that being polite and as discreet as possible yields some pretty great free city camping options. We tread lightly so these spots are around the next time we pass through. 

So, the when your motorhome brings you to a great city, check in to your local street lamp and enjoy a cocktail or two at that over "Yelped" pub. Live it up because the bar is stumbling distance from your bed!


What do you think about Street Camping? Can you add to what makes a good or bad spot?

Tags: Free Camping Street Urban Sleep

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