|note the hiker in the red shirt for a scale perspective|
I’ve always been confused over the terms boon docking and dry camping. So, here’s my definition…which may vary from yours.
Boon docking is parking somewhere remote, generally for free, with no sort of hookups. And I don’t mean the kind of “hook ups” that the younger generation might be thinking…I’m referring to living without water, electric or sewer hookups.
Dry camping is when you also don’t have these facilities, but are only doing it as a last resort to stop for the night…such as at a Wal-Mart. You generally don’t put out the slides, crank out the awning, drop the jacks…you’re just parked someplace safe for the night. Although I’ve heard horror stories of RV’ers setting up camp at Wal-Marts with grills going and music blaring and settling in. I fear that this small group of bad apples will ruin it for those who are respectful.
While at Big Bend National Park I considered us to be a hybrid version of the two. We have no facilities but still pay $7 a night (it would be $14 without our Senior Pass). But is a picturesque area to be in and we enjoyed it there a lot. So is it boon docking or dry camping?
Curious campers want to know.
Long Live the Queen of the Dry-Dock-Boon-Camping