Where to camp in your Rossmönster rental van

Travel hacks • Information • Camping • Vanlife

This blogpost is dedicated to our renters who know exactly where they want to go, but are unsure where to park their home on wheels once they get there. We get a lot of questions about “good” campsites, and this blog is about using one of our favorite methods to find them.

We have partnered with the app/website called The Dyrt, which hosts an exhaustive list of all different types of campsites across the USA to help people like you find a spot to put it in park for the evening.

The app is free to download and use, but also has some paid features that can come in handy. We love the free version of the app, but if you try it out and would like to have the additional capability to search for campsites when out of cell range, download helpful maps, and get discounts on campsite fees, try The Dyrt PRO, and sign up through our link! This link will let you trial the PRO version for 7 days to ensure you like the paid features before officially signing up.

Our tips for using the app/website:

  • The search feature on the app is great for finding the type of camp you want in the location of your choice, and makes planning stops on your itinerary really easy. It allows you to select the type of campsite you need and filter your searches to save you time while on the road. There is a very large selection of “dispersed” campsite options, which are our absolute favorite at Rossmonster!

  • Using the map search feature allows you to visualize your planned itinerary very easily, and can help you decide how far you would like to drive each day of your trip to maximize your days and get in the most adventure.

  • In The Dyrt Pro version, you can use a search feature called “Pro Map Layers”, which shows a detailed map of free/dispersed camping on Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, and National Park Service land. We recommend these dispersed campsites because you have the freedom and flexibility to set up camp wherever you like, and oftentimes, you’ll find that your group is the only one staking claim to this little slice of heaven!

  • Lastly, if you so choose to sign up for the Pro paid app, you get access to campsite discounts and even pro deals on tons of outdoor gear!