Our Top 10 Favorite Free Campgrounds

Yes, we caved and made a top ten list.  Please forgive us but it was inevitable, at least we don't have 500 amazon product links........yet.  This is a list made with input from the whole Landmarks clan.  It's based on our travels mostly west of the Mississippi River and include Alaska.  GPS coordinates provided when available.


#7 Whiskey Gulch, AK

This is one sweet free campground.  It's a bit busy on the weekends, but it makes for good people watching.  Located just a couple hops and a skip from Homer Alaska, we loved it here.  Cell service to boot!


#6 Forest Road 525C Coconino National Forest

Located near Sedona, AZ.  This is a beautiful site to boondock at.  As with many great locations, this one is getting more crowded by the second.  Dump station at the Giant gas station in Cottonwood, AZ makes for stress free showers.

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#5 Tonto National Forest, Payson AZ

This baby was at 8,000 feet or so.  Narrow curved road but worth it near the top.  A few atvs now and then but very quiet once night fell. Beautiful free camping!  34°16'48"N 111°08'07"W   Road:  NF 405A