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And so it begins. Less than one month into 2021, another boondocking (free camping) site has reported that it is closed. This time it’s a popular spot east of the Mississippi. Closing these locations has been a common theme since more RVers have hit the road over the last 12 months. In response to less air travel and hotel stays, camping is growing in popularity. But, boondocking is suffering the consequences. We’ll share the exact spot and what the government officials say it the reasoning. Let’s dive in. What is Boondocking? Boondocking is when you camp for free, usually on national forest or BLM land . You’ll have no hookups, but you won’t have to pay anything either. This means, in most cases, you’ll need to provide your own power, water and waste management. Pro Tip : Here’s an in-depth look at the safety of boondocking . What Boondocking Site Was Closed? Let’s be clear; many people will call this an overnight parking site. However, we call it boondocking or free-camping, because it’s not like traditional overnight parking (i.e. Walmart, Cracker Barrel, Bass Pro). The site that closed is the Natchez Visitors Center in Natchez, Mississippi. It was rated 3.5/5 star on Free Campsites Net. One of the most unique aspects of this now closed free campsite is that they offered free water, power, and sewer connection. This visitor center also overlooks the Mississippi River and is only a mile from the heart of downtown We camped at this […]