How To Find RV Dump Sites Near You
If you boondock often like I do, knowing where the nearest RV dump sites are located is of upmost importance. Not only for dumping the contents of the black and gray tanks, but they are often a source for potable water to refill the fresh water tank in preparation of the next boondocking campsite.
While those that camp in RV parks and campgrounds with RV dump sites can just use the on-site facilities, those of us that choose to dry camp in less conventional locations will need to hone our online skills to find them.
“Finding RV dump stations is easier now than it ever has been. You can imagine what it was like back before the age of the Internet! Today, we can find dump stations rather easily through various online sources” per Mike Wenland blogging at RVlifestyle×
Finding RV dump sites with RV LIFE Trip Wizard
While there are many apps and websites available to source RV dump sites, locating and adding them to your itinerary on RV LIFE Trip Wizard is one of the most seamless and convenient processes out there. You can find them by selecting “Research” on the righthand side, under the “Points of Interest” tab.
RV dump sites, along with fuel stations, rest areas, campgrounds, and other points of interest, will appear on the map as you continue to plan out your route.
Other great resources
- SaniDumps.com – I have found this to be the most comprehensive site for locating RV dump sites and potable water. The site lists private and public sites, their location and fee, if any. Color coded pin flags indicate which ones are free, have a fee, or are located in private parks for guest use only.
- RVDumps.com – This site only lists RV dump sites in the United States.
- RVshare – This RV rental site has a section that allows you to search for RV dump sites per state and then scroll a listing of cities and towns that contain RV dump sites.
- Google Maps– Once on the website, just do a search for “RV dumps near me” or RV dump near the city or town where you will be traveling. (i.e. “RV dumps near Red Lodge, MT”)
Remember RV dump sites are essential for all RVers to enjoy the RV lifestyle. Please don’t abuse the privilege of using the site, especially the free ones. Always leave them cleaner than you found them and respect other users.
Here’s a short video containing additional tips on finding RV dump sites near you:
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