Test post……..Here’s a comprehensive comparison of the best apps that can help you find free camping and parking spots in USA, Canada and Mexico for your camper van.
On a recent trip through eastern Canada we stayed at several campsites to save money. The rates were relatively cheap from $18 to $35 per night. But over two weeks that still added up to about $400. Towards the end of our trip we met Katie from Florida who was travelling in a RoadTrek van and she showed us how we could’ve saved money by staying at free public camping sites and parking spots.
Katie suggested iOverlander and freecampsites.net and, sure enough, multiple sites came up along our route that we could’ve taken advantage of. These free camping parking apps have varying levels of information, some are mainly geared towards RV travel, some are free, some charge a fee. So I thought I would do a detailed comparison of these apps and websites to compile their advantages and disadvantages, so people can choose which one would work best for them. These are extremely useful tools that will help you plan out your travelling route and save you quite a bit of cash.
Here’s the list of apps and websites I looked at, which is far from inclusive. I stuck to the ones that work on both Apple and Android devices and those that covered Canada and Mexico, in addition to the USA.
No compensation or incentive of any kind has been received from any of the product developers listed below.
Links to above apps and websites:
Free Camping & Parking App Comparison
Most of the apps we looked at cover most of the USA and Canada. Only a few cover Mexico.
Disadvantages & Short Comings
Some of these free camping & parking apps charge are only web-based.
Only some of these free camping & parking apps we looked at include sites in Mexico.
Free Camping & Parking App Finalists
Our pick for the best camping & parking apps is tied between Free Roam and iOverlander.
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