Category: Camping

Walmart used to be a haven for RV parking, but more stores won’t allow it

The company has allowed overnight parking for RVers in many of its 4,700 US lots going back to the days of founder Sam Walton in the mid-twentieth century. Even RV enthusiasts Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife, conservative activist Ginni Thomas, have been known to stay at Walmart.
But parking at Walmart (WMT) is getting harder to find. In 2010, about 78% of Walmart stores allowed overnight RV parking. Now, it’s close to 58%, according to Jim O’Briant, who runs, a website that tracks more than 14,000 free RV parking locations in the United

Where camping is permitted in Idaho’s forests

The camping season has arrived in Idaho and Forest Service officials want to remind the public to be good steward of the land this summer.

a car parked in a grassy field

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There have already been reports of trash and human waste left behind, and mistreatment of public lands. One recent example was posted on Facebook earlier this month. It shows a half dozen vehicles parked in a meadow in the Sawtooth National Forest.


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KTVB spoke with Zach Poff, the recreation and program manager for the Ketchum Ranger District, about where campers should and should not go. He says

Campspot Launches Mobile App in Time for Busiest Season Following 220{11d536d4648a1d7992f140edacb2464cafe66c34fb096b602f3cf7b0cd9b26cf} Increase in Bookings in 2020 | News

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Campspot, the leading online marketplace for RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins, glamping options and more, today announced the launch of a mobile app to make it even easier for campers to search, discover and book their perfect camping trip.

With the Campspot Mobile App, available on both IOS and Android, campers will have access to over 110,000 campsites in 49 states in the U.S. and all 10 Canadian provinces and because Campspot integrates directly with campground reservation systems, campers can instantly find and book their ideal camp spot right in

2020 Subaru Outback long-term update: Into the forest, not out of its element

The Outback almost blended right in, thanks to its Autumn Green Metallic paint.

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I picked up our long-term 2020 Subaru Outback just in time for a planned long weekend of camping. Subaru, after all, prides itself on building flexible machines for the outdoors, so naturally, it was the perfect vehicle for the trek. Besides, with few opportunities or options to simply get away from the house these days, camping seemed like a natural fit, mosquitos be damned.

So far, our Outback has spent the vast majority of its life as a trusty production vehicle with our Detroit-based crew.