View original topic: Boondocking in BC ?
hwunger Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:27 am

Westys love to go camping - but the costs are sometimes too high.

Does anyone have secret 'free' locations on the BC coast, and perhaps WA and OR also .... oceanside would be preferable .... thank you !

.... and yes I've seen the 'free camping' guide, they are not really free, most are $10-12/night which is fine, but I'm looking for true boondocking.

atomatom Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:45 am

lots of free camping on forestry service roads. only issue this time of year is it may be snowed in.

best bet is to get a map book, something like this:

atomatom Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:50 am

just found this stash of maps (you'll need to download them to get enough detail)

photogdave Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:56 am

I was just in La Conner, Wa staying at a B&B but it looked like it would be quite feasible (and nice) to boondock at the marina, and maybe the waterfront near the Rainbow Bridge.

B6313 Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:21 pm

hwunger Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:31 pm

thanks you very much !

yes the back roads seem to be the way to go eh ? .... just found out two of my fav spots are CLOSED .... the spit in Osoyoos, and now Jordan River here on the Island, due to a dam about to burst ... that is a niiice spot :)

have camped in a marina before, very doable and great scenery, thx.

djkeev Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:36 pm

Check out this announcement thread up with the Sticky's ..... Several ideas on places and how to find places to camp.


kbeefy Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:30 pm

I've had great luck boondocking in BC and Oregon, forest roads are great. Never tried near the coast so not sure about that. Washington was a pain, most roads are posted or gated.

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