When you're on a long trip in your RV, a trip that will take two days or more, you probably need to stop someplace to sleep overnight. Then you'll be rested when you continue your trip in the morning. If all you need to do is stop and sleep, you don't need all the amenities that RV Parks and Campgrounds offer, and thus you don't need to pay for those amenities, either. Across the USA and Canada there are literally thousands of places that allow or even encourage RVers to park overnight, for one night only, for the purpose sleeping overnight.
Camping in an RV generally includes using RV awnings, lawn furniture, BBQ grilles, and often electric, water and/or sewer hookups. Most Overnight RV Parking locations don't have any hookups, and it's considered inappropriate to use awnings, BBQs, lawn furniture, or anything else of the sort. Use of levelers and slides is also discouraged in most Overnight RV Parking locations, but may be possible to use in others. In general, if your RV looks like you're camping, you're camping. If your RV looks like you've just parked it for a short time, you're parking.
A number of major RVing organizations have adopted a set of Overnight Parking Courtesy Guidelines that address this more fully.
There are three ways:
You’ll see a map showing all the locations in our database within a maximum 300-mile rectangle around your selected location. Click on any pointer for all the details on that location. Then, you can zoom in or out on the map, or drag the map, and the search engine will rep-populate the map with new pointers. (This can take a few seconds, depending on the speed of your Internet connection.) When you click on the (i) icon in the menu bar, you can switch between "Street View", "Satellite View" and "Auto" which starts in Street View when zoomed out and switches to Satellite View when zoomed in.
Just as a search of our database will show you places where Overnight RV Parking is allowed, the same search will also show you places where it isn't permitted. Refer to the Color Key (by clicking the (i) icon in the menu bar) to interpret the colored pointers.
We've been compiling this information since January 2007. A lot of it comes from our subscribers, and even more of it comes from our own research. We contact stores, casinos, local and state governments, company headquarters, and others in order to be sure that the information we provide through our database is as complete, accurate and as up to date as possible. Every record in our database includes the date when the information about that location was gathered, and every detail is verified to the best of our ability, using multiple sources.
In a word, yes.
We add new locations and update the information on existing locations at the rate of more than 100 database locations per week, and we’ve been doing that continuously since 2008. We started with fewer than 4000 location listings, and thought it might grow to 10,000. We passed 10,000 listings in January of 2013, and there’s no end in sight. We think it’s a never-ending job!
For each valid report that you submit, we'll add additional time to your subscription:
Credit is applied when we process your report.
Adding a new location to our database isn’t supported in the mobile application at this time. We hope to add this feature in future releases.
Every entry in our database is dated, with the date of the most recent report on that location. When you park overnight at a location that's in our database, please send in an update. You'll be able to make any needed corrections, but even if everything in the listing is correct we still want to know the date you were there and confirmed this, because this tells other RVers that the information is still current.
First, search for the location in question. Click on the colored pointer, and the database listing for that location will open. Scroll down to the [Update Location] button, click it, and when our update form opens, fill it out & submit it. Valid updates submitted through the website will earn additional subscription time as described above, provided we receive your report within 60 days of the "date of report".
Submit an update, as described above.
If you're going to be without completely without any kind of Internet access for a day or more -- meaning you have no cell phone, tablet or computer access to the Internet an no access to ANY public Wi-Fi hotspots, we can email you a PDF file which includes all of our listings for the US State or Canadian Province or Territory where you'll be at that time. These PDF files are updated once every 24 hours, which insures that they’re always within 24 hours of being as current as our online database.
Our “Refer-A-Friend” program rewards our subscribers for telling other RVers about us. If you were referred to OvernightRVParking.com by a current active subscriber, and you told us that they referred you to our site, we rewarded them for the referral by giving them an extra free month on their subscription.
Similarly, if you’re subscriber to OvernightRVParking.com and you refer other RVers to us, and if they subscribe and tell us that you referred them, you will get an extra free month.
We have listings in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia. Our database also includes hundreds of listings in Canada. We do not cover Mexico.
Our listings are updated regularly. On this page, you can see how many sites we have in each state or province. You can also scroll down to take a look at the pictures, and zoom into your area.
After you log into the application, a map appears on the screen with a set of controls in the upper left hand corner, as shown below:
You can click on the search text box to type the name of the city, state, province, or any other name of the location. A drop-down list appears with matching names, simply select your desired location from the list.
The icon which looks like an magnifying glass is the search button, which takes the text entered into the "Search" box and tries to find the specified location. The search text can be a city, state, province, zip code, or coordinates.
The icon which looks like an arrow sign is a button which moves the map to be centered on your current location, if you have granted permission to use your current location.
The icon on the far right with the three lines is the settings menu. Select this button to see additional information such as the map's key, Frequently Asked Questions, and other information.
The icon which looks like an plus sign is a button which zooms the map in. Double clicking or using a "pinch-out" on the map will also zoom the map in.
The icon which looks like an minus sign is a button which zooms the map out. "Pinching" on the map will also zoom the map out.
You may see the blue circle above on the map. This indicates your current location. If there is a larger light blue circle around the blue circle icon, this means that your position is not accurately known and this is the error radius of your estimated position.
On the map, you will see various markers, similar to the green marker shown above. Click on the marker to see more information about that site.
When the Overnight RV Parking application starts, all users are asked if they will allow Overnight RV Parking to use their current location. If you would like to use this feature, please click the "OK" button as shown below:
If you are still seeing the error message, then you need to check your Apple or Android Settings. For Apple, go to Settings -> Privacy -> Location Services, then find the OvernightRVParking App in the list. For Android, go to Settings -> Apps -> OvernightRVParking. Make sure Locations Services is turned On.
In a word, no.
We don't keep your credit or debit card information on file. If we did, that information could become a target for hackers, and with changes in card numbers and new card expiration dates, many automated renewal payments wouldn't go through anyway. So instead, we'll just let you know when it's time to renew. About a week before your subscription renewal date, we'll send you a "renewal reminder" email. You can then log in and renew your subscription.
If this advice doesn't work, please let us know! Fill out the Contact Us form and tell us: