Overnight parking in Walmart parking lots is popular among RVers. Walmart’s official policy is to allow RVers to park overnight where they are able. Permission to park overnight is granted by individual store managers, based on availability of parking space and local laws. But there are more than 800 Walmart stores nationwide where overnight RV parking is prohibited. That’s about 20 percent of all Walmart and Walmart Supercenter stores in the United States. A free Walmart RV Parking Directory is available for download. The directory lists stores where overnight RV parking is not allowed.
Jim O’Briant of OvernightRVparking.com says that yes, it’s okay to stay at some truck stops, which he names. But there are ways to do it and ways not to do it, which he explains. The photo of the Calgary, AB, truckstop is by Paul Jerry. Thanks to Jim O’Briant for sharing this information.
Walmart Locator is a useful directory of Walmart and Supercenter stores in the United States. State maps identify where the stores are located and whether fuel is available. Detailed information for each store includes:
- City or town where the store is located
- Type of store (Walmart or Walmart Supercenter)
- Availability of gasoline and diesel fuel
- Distance from Interstate highway if within ten miles
- Open 24 hours
- Zip code
- Phone number
- Driving directions
Whether you’re a blacktop boondocker or regular shopper, the Walmart Locator will help you find stores throughout America!
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RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury explains the “unofficial rules” for spending the night in an RV in a Wal-Mart parking lot. The price is right: free. But there is a right way and wrong way to do it. Learn the right way here.