Can I overnight at rest areas?

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      linda.yantis
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          We are heading west this summer (we are from the midwest) and would like, if possible, to save some money by overnighting at free spots. Rest areas would be very convenient. Just to sleep. Is this legal? I couldnt find a definitive answer. Thanks

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          Tory Jon
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              It really depends, as the rules and regulations vary by state and specific rest area. Some states allow it for a limited time (8 hours, for example), while others strictly prohibit it. I would research by state and have a backup plan. Here’s a list of stores that do and do not allow overnight parking if you need a backup: https://camperfaqs.com/what-stores-allow-overnight-rv-parking

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              IA_Camper
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                  Here’s a list of states you can legally overnight at rest areas (not sure how up-to-date this list is): https://roadtrippers.com/magazine/overnighting-in-rest-areas/

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                  linda.yantis
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                      Thanks, I’ll investigate the states along my route and fidn alternatives if I have to. 🙂

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