What You Should Know About Dry Camping

Dry camping simply means camping without connecting to power, water, or sewer. Of course, there are some dry camping rules you’ll want to know before you set up camp.

Be prepared

Dry camping lets you use your RV the way it was meant to be used: as a self-contained home on wheels.

However, you'll usually be a fair distance from medical services. You might not even have a strong enough cell signal to get help if you need it.

Be prepared by having a few essential things with you: a first aid kit, fire extinguishers, tools and supplies, water, food, and toilet paper.

Find out the rules specific to the area where you are camping

Every state has different camping rules with regards to things like fire bans, how long you can stay, etc. Know the rules before you go, so you don't end up with unpleasant surprises.

Give other campers space

Nobody goes dry camping because they want the feeling of having neighbors nearby.  Whether you arrive at a campground or a rest area, find a spot as far away from neighbors as you can get.

Be a responsible pet owner

Always keep your dog leashed or confined. Don’t let them bark incessantly, and always pick up after them wherever you are.

Camp quietly

Don’t destroy the camping experience for others by cranking your stereo, lighting fireworks, or by being generally loud and obnoxious. Be a good camping neighbor.

Leave no trace

It goes without saying that you should leave absolutely nothing behind when you leave a campsite.

Put all of your trash into a bag and take it with you to dispose of at home or in a trash receptacle.  Don’t leave trash in the firepit for the next camper or park ranger to deal with.