Finding a place to camp in a national forest can be more challenging than on BLM land.
Forest service roads usually meander through mountainous terrain making them more difficult to navigate.
And best of all, these sites aren't developed - they come just the way mother nature made them. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oversees about 245 million acres of land.
You can rough it as much as you'd like, and if you get tired of roughing it, there's a comfy couch and a fridge stocked with goodies, just a few steps away.
You'll also hear the term "dispersed camping", which is used by federal agencies like the BLM and Forest Service.
Many locations have campgrounds and dry camping or boondocking is often permitted. The Bureau of Reclamation operates dams, power plants, and canals in the western states.
There are 289 recreation areas, totaling 6.5 million acres of land and water.
You are relying solely on your RV's systems, and the supplies which you've brought along.