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Recreational Vehicles (RV's)

America�s public lands not only provide the scenic beauty that Recreational Vehicle (RVs) enthusiasts seek, but may include RV-ready campgrounds and sanitary pump-out stations as well as hook-ups. Also, look for special RV parking sites at many public recreation sites.

Hours, fees and seasonal restrictions may vary from site to site. For detailed information on RVing at a particular site, please contact that site directly.

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What do we mean by Recreational Vehicles or RV's?

RecML, the recreation standard that is being developed, describes RV's as:

vehicles designed for providing lodging and meals while enjoying the outdoors, motor homes

Practice Good Stewardship of our Public Lands:

You can help to take good care of our public lands so that others may enjoy these areas for years to come by practicing some of the following actions:

Don't Litter... take along a trash bag or other receptacle for collecting your trash so that you can deposit it in the proper trash receptacle.

Make sure that your Recreational Vehicle or RV is permitted... some parks and camping areas have length restrictions on motor homes and RV's. Check with your destination ahead of time for any restrictions.

Don't park your RV in areas where you are not permitted. These areas have been declared "off limits" to RV's to protect wildlife, vegetation, or for your safety.

Safety While enjoying your RV:

  • Check with local park, forest, or public lands agents to see what precautions need to be taken in regard to storing food away from wildlife
  • Do not feed the local wildlife
  • Take precautions against parking your RV / camping in an area that may be dangerous in the case of sudden flash floods. Check with local rangers to find a safe and legal parking / camping area
  • Remember to take along non-perishable food that won't make you ill if it spoils
  • Be courteous and remember that you are sharing public lands with other RV'ers, campers and recreationists
  • Do not park your RV in unauthorized areas
  • Bring along extra safety items such as water, flashlights, maps, and a cellphone or radio
Photo-Recreational Vehicles
photo courtesy of the Army Corps of Engineers people enjoying the outdoors near their RV
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