Boondockers Welcome is a great membership for RVers who enjoy boondocking. There are two types of memberships. Host membership is for RVers who have property to accommodate over night boondocking guests. Guest only membership is for RVers looking for overnight boondocking on private property. We have been members since April 2016 and have completed three hosted stays as of writing this post.
Boondockers Welcome Free Camping on Private Property
A host membership is $19.95 for the first year. Hosts with three positive reviews each year receive an automatic free renewal.
A guest only membership is $24.95 per year. Boondockers Welcome offers a 90 day money back guarantee.
The hosts are primarily in the U.S. and Canada. There are select hosts in Australia, New Zealand and Mexico.
There are two ways to search: 1) all listings 2) by state or country. All listing search option has filters to narrow down results by size accommodation or amenities such as electric hookup.
Host profiles include a general location, amenities, and additional information about their property. Address and email is not made available in the profile. Once the host confirms availability of their property, they will share their address.
Guest profiles include information about the member, the RV, pets, favorite boondocking spots.
Booking an Overnight Stay:
As guest only members, we send the host a message through the members portal and receive an email notification when the host responds. All the communication occurs within the messaging service unless we exchange phone numbers or email addresses.
The response time from hosts we’ve reached out to has been within 24 hours.
Here is an example of a message we send to hosts:
Subject Line – Can we stay with you 8/15?
Message – Good morning! We are Joe and Kait and we travel in a Class A Motorhome with our rescue pup Leo. Want to find out if you have availability for us to spend a night or two. Depending on the weather, we may need to trouble you for the electric hookup so we can run the AC for our Husky. We look forward to hearing from you!
Tips for Guest Only Members:
Double check directions and road conditions with the host. For example, some hosts cannot accommodate RVers after heavy rain fall due to flooding. If electric is provided, check to see if it’s 20, 30 or 50 amp. Read reviews left by other guests for additional information. Call/message host the day prior to arrival to confirm availability and to provide a reminder.
Disclosure: We are members of Boondockers Welcome and the affiliate program. If you decide to sign up for a membership through the links in this post or the banner below, we will receive a small commission.