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1. Posted by BentBanana (Budding Member 22 posts) 8y

I am doing a 3 week drive through all these states. Can anyone tell me if there are campsites we will be able to stay at (possibly for free) along the way and what sort of sights there are to see n do. Can you just camp anywhere?
Thanks

2. Posted by kathidi (Budding Member 51 posts) 8y

Sounds fun! There are many camp grounds in these states. You won't have any trouble finding places to camp, but you absolutely cannot just camp anywhere. Better stick to the campsites!

3. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 8y

Here are some sites you will be interested in:

National Parks government site: Tells all about camping in all the national parks:
www.nps.gov

California State Parks camping information:
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1029

Colorado State Parks (including camping information):
http://parks.state.co.us/

Arizona State Parks (including camping information)
http://www.pr.state.az.us/

Nevada State Parks (including camping information)
http://parks.nv.gov/

Most state and national parks charge a fee to camp there--although they are usually pretty cheap--sometimes only $2 to $3 a night (national parks tend to be higher-priced-like $10 to $18 per night)--and reservations are generally required. The websites give the details on this.

Also, keep in mind that some campsites in Nevada and Arizona (and even eastern California or western Colorado) are desert areas--so the temperatures can be extremely hot in the summer at some places.

Enjoy

4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 8y

Quoting BentBanana

I am doing a 3 week drive through all these states. Can anyone tell me if there are campsites we will be able to stay at (possibly for free) along the way and what sort of sights there are to see n do. Can you just camp anywhere? Thanks

I am going to give you my 'cheap charlie' tips on free camping in a PM.