Boondocking while enjoying the RV life in the Wayne National Forest in Southeast Ohio. Thanks to the cheapRVliving.com website and the forums area for the intel on this place.
The ranger station was very helpful in finding great dispersed camping AKA free camping locations. You can stay up to 14 nights at a time totally free of charge.
While this is one of the most beautiful areas of Ohio, sadly you can’t drink the water due to fracking messing up the water supply. So make sure you bring him plenty of your own water. Don’t let that stop you from enjoying the beauty of this area of Ohio.
Tucked away in Southeast Ohio is the AEP Recreation lands, newly-named the Jesse Owens State Park.
At the current time it is free to Camp, here is how you get a free permit https://www.aep.com/environment/conservation/recland/permit.aspx
You can camp here up to 21 days free of charge. Permit that I obtained from a bait shop says that it is a lifetime free permit. Every 21 days you simply have to move to another one of their several campgrounds, therefore you could simply Boondock here for quite a long time. This is a great way to enjoy the RV life.
Free for service-connected and retired veterans. They also have an excellent free PTSD program if you know any veterans whom may benefit from it. If you’re interested in their programs just Google the Wilds in Cumberland Ohio. All contact information is on their website.
I stumbled upon this place while driving to a free boondocking location in Ohio. What a pleasant detour! I love seeing conservation in action. This is an excellent place to visit while enjoying the RV life or van dwelling in the recreation lands nearby.
On Interstate 77 South in West Virginia just passed Parkersburg there is a rest stop with an RV dump station free of charge.
While overnight parking is not available to enjoy the RV life while boondocking, this is the first dump station I’ve seen available at a rest stop. I thought my RV life friends may want to know this as well. Have a great day!
From my boondocking location in Ohio where I stayed last night. What? Not the kind of quickie you were thinking? You know I couldn’t resist since the video is just 2 minutes. Yeah that qualifies as a quickie, right?