Camper hookup sites near me

Camper hookup sites near me are a great way to find campers who are looking for the same things as you. You can find out what kind of camper the person is and what their interests are, so you can make sure that you’re compatible with them.

If you’re looking for someone to go camping with, this is a great way to find someone who is going to be fun and interesting. If you want someone who can take care of themselves and will be able to help around camp, then this is a great way to find someone who has those skills. You can also see if they have any pets or children with them, which might make or break your trip if they do not get along well with yours!

If you’re looking for a new camper, then this is a great way to find one that fits your needs perfectly!

Camper hookup sites near me

Are you looking for a great place for free camping in your RV?

Luckily, the options are nearly endless. Miles upon miles of dispersed camping opportunities beckon RV boondockers across the United States.

But what if you’re an RVer that just hates dry camping?

Although quite rare, free RV campsites with free hookups do exist if you know where to look for them.

Here’s exactly how to find free hookup RV sites near you. 

See Also: The Best Apps and Websites to Find Free Campsites

Opportunities Are Few and Far Between

airstream trailer with awning at sunset

Remember that free RV campsites with free utilities are scarce.

It’s incredibly difficult to find these once you’re out on the road (unless you have plenty of extra time to wander around).

Your best bet is to do research before your trip. Make a list of free campsites that potentially offer free hookups prior to leaving. Call ahead to confirm if possible.

In my experience, most free RV campgrounds that do offer hookups only provide electrical hookups.

Occasionally, I’ve stayed at a free RV campsite with both electrical and water hookups. I’ve never found a free campsite that also offers free sewer hookups.

That said, most of the free campgrounds with electrical hookups I’ve stayed at have a host of additional amenities, including potable water, restrooms with flush toilets (and occasionally free hot showers!), and RV dump stations.

All of these free conveniences are much appreciated. Free electrical utilities are especially welcome on hot summer days so you can run your air conditioner to cool your RV.

A final note: most free campgrounds with RV hookups limit stay length to less than three nights (and sometimes only a single night).

Oftentimes, however, you can choose to stay longer by paying a small camping fee for each additional night.

Free Camping at City Parks and County Parks

The best place to find free RV camping with hookups is at city parks and county parks.

Such free campgrounds are almost always located in small towns. They seem much more common along state and county highways than near Interstates.

In my personal experience, the Midwest is the number one place to find free RV campsites with hookups.

For example, I’ve had a ton of luck finding such sites in Nebraska and Iowa. I’ve also found such free campsites in Texas, the upper peninsula of Michigan, and Montana.

The reason some small town city parks and county parks offer free RV camping with hookups is to draw in more visitors to the town.

The goal is to drive more traffic into the small community with the offer of free camping, thereby encouraging campers to spend money at local businesses.×280&!2&btvi=1&fsb=1&xpc=wc5yZGjrTJ&p=https%3A//

In fact, many city parks with free RV campsites are located within walking distance of the town’s downtown business district.  

Supposedly a resource that compiled all the free campsites with RV hookups in the United States used to exist at Unfortunately, the website is no longer available.

I’ve yet to find another resource that offers a tool specifically to find free campsites with hookups, although and iOverlander both have several listings for such campgrounds.

That said, I don’t believe either of these free campsites tools offers the ability to narrow down your search to only those campgrounds that offer free RV hookups.×280&!3&btvi=2&fsb=1&xpc=xEe4Fv0oEd&p=https%3A//

Waylon Jennings RV Park in Littlefield, Texas (referenced in the above YouTube video) is an example of a free campground with free electric hookups and a free dump station.

Guests are welcome to use this facility four times for 24 hours each time for free. After that, a small fee of $20 a night is charged. 8 RV campsites are available.

I do plan to compile my own comprehensive list of free campgrounds with free utilities for RVs that I’ve personally stayed at for Campnado. So, remember to check back often. 

Casino Camping is Another Option

Another place to look for free RV camping is at casinos.

Many casinos offer free casino camping for RVers, van campers, and others.×280&!4&btvi=3&fsb=1&xpc=qIE0LPJoeS&p=https%3A//

Most of the time, however, overnight parking at a casino necessitates boondocking. In other words, hookups and other amenities are usually not available.

That said, there are some exceptions.

Some tribal casinos, usually those in small towns or remote areas, have RV parks on their premises. Often, these have hookups. And, sometimes, these are available for free.

Just like with free city park camping, the point of free casino camping is to attract more visitors to the area (in this case, the casino itself) to spend money.

Alternative Options

rv camper driving on road towards the mountains

I’m not going to lie – finding free hookups at an RV campground is difficult. So, here are some easier-to-find alternatives:

  • Boondocking – RV boondocking is perhaps the easiest way to find free camping in an RV. Just look for dispersed camping in National Forests, on Bureau of Land Management land, and across other public lands.
  • Parking Lot Camping – What I call “blacktop boondocking” can be found in numerous store parking lots that offer legal overnight parking. Walmart and Cabela’s are two examples of stores that offer this type of overnight camping for free.
  • Fairgrounds – I’m still somewhat new to fairground camping. But, I’ve found that many county fairgrounds welcome RV boondockers for free or very cheap. A select few even offer free electrical hookups (although this seems most common in the off-season…fall, winter, and spring).
  • Low-Cost Campgrounds – If you can’t find free camping, there’s still usually a cheap campground close at hand. is an excellent tool for finding campsites under $10 per night. Although many city park campgrounds are free, those that do require a fee are usually very cheap. It’s rare to find one that charges over $10 per night.
  • Stealth Camping – When all else fails, stealth camping is a good backup, although it’s definitely more difficult in an RV or trailer compared to a camping van or normal vehicle.

As mentioned above, I plan to create a list of free RV campgrounds with free hookups in the near future.

Take Advantage of Other Free Amenities

free rv camping with hookups with an entire family

Despite the rarity of free campsites with hookups, it’s incredibly easy to find free campsites (without hookups) that accommodate RVs of all sizes.

In fact, many free campsites offer plenty of free amenities, even if utilites aren’t available. Take advantage of all of these.×280&!5&btvi=5&fsb=1&xpc=9SPDEIQNR3&p=https%3A//

For example, many free campsites have potable water. So, fill up your tanks. Others have free dump stations. So, dump your waste during your stay.

Bathrooms and hot showers are another common amenity. Sometimes a shower costs a few dollars, but, more often than not, I’ve found that free city park campgrounds offer free hot showers (especially in the Midwest!).  

Finally, standard trash services are common at free campgrounds. Throw away any trash you’ve accumulated during your RV travels before heading out.

Happy RV Camping!

I’ve said it a few times already but I’ll say it once more – free RV camping with hookups is hard to find.

It’s much easier to find a parking lotcasino, or dispersed campsite for boondocking. Sure, you won’t have free hookups, but you’re still able to camp for free!

Hook-up and RV Camping

The RV hook-up sites at Lake Perris have water, grey water, and electrical hook-ups. Unfortunately, there are no black-water sewer hook-ups. There is an automated dump station located at the campground entrance. Every site has a picnic table and a fire ring with a grill. There are shade trees, however it can get very hot in the summer and extra shade canopies are highly recommended. Water and restrooms with free hot showers are nearby and are designated to accommodate wheelchairs.

Dump Station: Sani-Star  

The service is available for campers, day-use or transient visitors for $10 per use.
The price per campsite does not include the use of a dump station.

Beginning April 1, 2018, California State Parks is partnering with Sani-Star, a provider of self-pay stations for sewage dumps, to secure the dump station and collect fees for use.
Sani-Star accepts credit and debit cards right at the dump station.

This Sani-Star partnership and new fee collection system will allow State Parks to control the sanitary dump station and prevent illegal use, in order to help us protect the environment. This partnership will assist State Parks in the recovery of rising fees from the sanitary and water districts and offset maintenance costs. This pay per use system allows us to continue with our low camping fees without assessing a dump fee applied to all campers, only those using the dump facilities will be affected.

Electrical Hookup: Most hook-up sites have 30 amp electrical hook-ups. 50 amp hook-ups are found at sites 105, 118, 131, 209, 229, 237, 262, 270, and 200. Site 112 is a 50 amp handicap access site. An adapter is required for the electrical hook-up if the RV does not run 50 amps.

Tents: Tents are allowed in all of our RV hook-up sites!

People: Each site can accommodate up to 8 people, of any age.

Vehicles: Although your site may hold 3 vehicles, your reservation only covers 1 vehicle. Extra vehicles must pay use fees on arrival. 3 license plates are allowed at each unit (for example; 2 cars and 1 boat trailer). The parking is three spaces side-by-side 31’ in length each, and back-in only. All vehicles must fit on the parking pad and not hang into the road way. There is no off road or extra parking. There are no pick-ups and drop-offs. Every vehicle entering the park must pay use fees.

Length of Stay: Maximum stay is 30 nights in a calendar year. Lake Perris SRA limits the number of consecutive nights a camper can stay in peak season (June 1st through November 30th) to 15 nights. Once this consecutive night limit has been reached, the camper must vacate the campground and no one in the party may return to camp in that same park for 48 hours.

Prices and Reservations

Camping FeesRV Hook-up Sites
(sites 89-353)
Senior RV Site
(Over 62 years)
Disabled Discount
(Discount pass
required at check in)
Extra Vehicle
(3 veh. max
per site)
Includes 1-RV or motor vehicle$45.00$43.00$22.50$10.00

Cash and Credit Card only. Checks are no longer accepted at Lake Perris SRA.

Reservations: Due to the busy summer season, reservations are highly recommended for summer weekends and summer holidays. The campsites at Lake Perris are Site Specific. This means that when you make a reservation, you are reserving a specific site number. Site changes are not likely to be available in the summer, and will not be done during holiday weekends. 


On arrival, you will pay full use fees for your watercraft for each day that the watercraft is in the park. (example: If you check in on Saturday afternoon and are checking out on Monday, you need to pay launch fees for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.) The boat fee is $10.00 each watercraft per day. 

Sail boats, kayaks, canoes, and other hand launch vessels do not need to pay fees if they do not use the boat launch.

If you are going to bring watercraft, please visit our boating information page for more information on boating at Lake Perris.

Handicap Sites and Discounts

Handicap Accessible RV Hook-up Sites: Sites 110, 111, 112 (50 amp), 217, 218, 219, 220, 258, 259, 260, 261, 320, 324, 325, 327

DMV issued disabled placard or license plate is required at time of check-in to camp in Handicap Accessible sites.

Discounts:  A California State Parks Disabled Discount Pass is required to receive a discount on camping. It is the pass holder’s responsibility to request the discount when making reservations. Make sure you receive your discount when your reservation is confirmed. No refund will be made on discounts not received.

The handicap discount can be applied to any campsite type.

Only the campsite occupied by the pass holder is subject to the discount. Second campsites reserved by the pass holder will be charged full price.

Upon arrival to the park you must present your reservation, a driver’s license (or other suitable proof of identification), and the Disabled Discount pass. Any camper presenting a reservation without a pass will pay the difference on full price fees.

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