Arizona: 5 Little Places to Camp for Free!

Arizona: 5 Little Places to Camp for Free!

I’ve done several full length videos on Boondocking Arizona, but here’s a collection of some of those little spots some people might have missed. Plus an update on one that is gone forever!

Here’s a few links to my other Arizona Videos:

Mogollon Rim:
Whitewater Draw:
Bumble Bee:
Boondocking Phoenix:
Gunsite Wash:

My Equipment (Amazon Affiliate Links*):
Main Camera: Sony A7Sii:
Camcorder: Sony FRD-AX33:
Sports Camera: HD 1080P:
Shotgun Mic:
Editing: Powerdirector 16:
NEW!: Powerdirector 17:

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How I get around:

Trailer: 2004 Aliner with around 70,000 miles of hard use. Includes propane stove, hot shower, toilet, refrigerator, 200W solar, two 12V batteries (one AGM)
Tow Vehicle: 2007 Jeep Liberty, 6 cyl 3.7L gas engine, 4WD, over 200,000 km

For a list of all my videos, please use this link:

Music Credits:
Salgre by Jimmy Fontenez/Media Right Productions
Conjuto Grande by Biz Baz Studio
Both courtesy the YouTube Audio Library
Turkey in the Straw by Wm B Houchen is public domain


  1. Turk Savage on February 28, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    That’s not a St. Louis Cardinal, but rather an Arizona Cardinal.

  2. Mars Lynch on February 28, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Don’t go to Peoria Arizona if you want to squat for free. Arizona Land Trust requires a permit good for 14days total in a calendar year. PD enforces it and is relentless. I guess the residents have had enough of this.

  3. Jimmy Shover on February 28, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    turkey in the straw LMAO

  4. Anita Barra on February 28, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    Love your videos !

  5. Thomas Cavanaugh on February 28, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    You put together a good video. Thanks for the info on your travels. We’ll check’em out!!

  6. Ike Sutherland on February 28, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    Great video Slim, I live In AZ Suncitywest now get to those places now and then, visited AZ 20 years ago threw the ticket away back to Illinois still here LOL

  7. xstanadu on February 28, 2022 at 11:47 pm

    Being a ARIZONA person ( living there ) I found this to be a great , fun and informative video !! Great photography
    And since I’ve been wanting to visit AJO , afyer seeing this , I’ll def be going !
    Thank you Sir for sharing your adventures !! 😁

  8. norma garcia on February 28, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Gad blass youuuu!!!!!!!

  9. Tyler Wood on February 28, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    @ 7:51 // “especially if you’re a St. Louis fan” this snowbird don’t know he’s in Cardinal country 🤦‍♂️

  10. Usual Eclectic on February 28, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    Luv seeing my state being explored !!!

  11. DesertPackrat on February 28, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    It took a Canadian to express the true spirit of Southern Arizona. Sadly it is negated by thousands of Scottsdale transplants that are trying to turn Arizona into an air conditioned, corporate driven, Apple store Peyton place of dead suburbs. Keep the cowboy spirit alive.

  12. william sherman on February 28, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    Beware of the frybread, for every bite you’ll gain five to ten lbs.

  13. Carl N on March 1, 2022 at 12:01 am

    more hobo cuisine tips!

  14. Ramblin'Rider on March 1, 2022 at 12:01 am

    Just found your channel, love the style! Very Bruce Brown

  15. Angie Ball on March 1, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Lol great show you’re a hoot

  16. Bill Rinard on March 1, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Near Phoenix, is White tank my still free?

  17. Dave B on March 1, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Amazing that a cactus needle can play a Gram. U gave me a smile on my face today.

  18. contrafax on March 1, 2022 at 12:04 am

    Arizona is my home, I am happy to have you.

  19. Shante Francess on March 1, 2022 at 12:05 am

    Love this channel so fkn much I love the honesty and transparency, the videography and editing to your videos, and your in depth narration . Your top notch for sure please keep it up Slim:)

  20. Shellie Jones on March 1, 2022 at 12:06 am

    You are adorable are you Single?

  21. Luis Romero on March 1, 2022 at 12:06 am

    Adios!!! Slim!! Muy buenos videos!!!

  22. Marie Sonoma on March 1, 2022 at 12:08 am

    That fry bread is like a pizza. 😄🤠♥️🌴

  23. SolventTrap dot com on March 1, 2022 at 12:08 am

    Fry Bread = Taco Pizza

  24. Sun Lite on March 1, 2022 at 12:09 am

    Always eager to find new boon docking spots. Tip: that bathing suit got to go.

  25. LOCKBEARD on March 1, 2022 at 12:10 am

    The one thing most frustrating to me is FINDING FREE SHOWERS!
    Where are these elusive creatures. I am planning to go to Roswell and then southern Arizona in January.
    Looking for free camping, free showers, gold & haunted places.

  26. Tailgunner Blue on March 1, 2022 at 12:10 am

    Slim, just love your old gramma phone. I remember an old Victrola we had when I was a kid, would play old carbon records.
    Thanks for sharing all the great information.

  27. C. Pala on March 1, 2022 at 12:11 am

    re: Buckeye Hills
    Interesting government response to high demand – reduce supply

  28. S. L. Nicholson on March 1, 2022 at 12:13 am

    You crack me up, Slim.
    Go to Slab City and do a video. 🤣

  29. Wavis O'Shave on March 1, 2022 at 12:13 am

    As ever, brilliant! Cheers Slim. 👍😄🍺

  30. suzanne patterson on March 1, 2022 at 12:18 am

    Just wanted to tell you that I thoroughly enjoy your videos! They are scenic, thoughtful, humorous, intriguing, interesting and very entertaining. Thank you for a wonderful video. I binge watched a few episodes when I first discovered your channel. Had to reign myself in and set limits or I would have run out of our visits. That’s what these feel like. We are sitting at the kitchen table and you are sharing pictures and stories of your travels, trials, tribulations and triumphs! Good Job Sir. Very Good Job.

  31. Suzanne Morrow on March 1, 2022 at 12:18 am

    You are great! Thank you so much for your time& thoughts. Both of my grown children are established in AZ . Now with granddaughters there , I’ll be coming out from CA much more. Single, and carefully spending, having free sites is really wonderful.

  32. Nicki Bulicek on March 1, 2022 at 12:19 am

    We are scouting out land to boondock on in AZ right now lol. I’m a bit worried about the snakes. Any safety tips for people with kids and pets?

  33. Fiddle Footed on March 1, 2022 at 12:19 am

    Thanks for the video..The fry bread you had was a Navajo taco. The fry bread part is the bottom. A lot of places make it with honey or powered sugar an call it elephant ears…In Gallup NM fry bread is common in all restaurants and roadside stands…..God bless….C-Ya

  34. Bing's Ballyhoo on March 1, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Thanks! I like to also see a fellow hummingbird-feeder-carrier!

  35. deb timmons on March 1, 2022 at 12:20 am

    I’m sorry but when I heard you say "when it gets really, really hot, like today it’s in the 80’s" I busted up. I plan to make Snyder Hill my first site. I found this video when I was looking for the spot I will go to following Snyder Hill. Now, this is a good start. I can make these spots my first five.

  36. Candece on March 1, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Too bad the one place is closed. Maybe they could re open if they put markers where you are permitted to camp and limit the # of people.

  37. Bill Rinard on March 1, 2022 at 12:21 am

    Dummy, that was an Arizona Cardinal, you know, for the fans of the NFL team! Also, my daughter gets those grills at Walmart. They are cookie cooling sheets. They are also on Amazon.

  38. Robert L on March 1, 2022 at 12:21 am

    The drive between Superior and Globe down into Phoenix is a great drive up, over and through mountain passes.

  39. LC H on March 1, 2022 at 12:22 am

    Hi Slim, I noticed your tongue bike mount. Great idea. May try it on my 13′ Trillium. Thank you for the informative video. Happy Trails

  40. Gregory Cooper on March 1, 2022 at 12:30 am

    Great reviews. Thank you for the honesty and hilarity you installing your videos. Love the parody of Apocalypse Now

  41. David Leigh on March 1, 2022 at 12:31 am

    Awesome. That Fry bread looks good.

  42. Jaimme Luca on March 1, 2022 at 12:32 am

    Taken my aliner out west this summer thanks

  43. Father Time on March 1, 2022 at 12:33 am

    I had to give you a thumbs up. No matter how old your video is. You are truly comical. Happy camping.

  44. Carlos Benjamin on March 1, 2022 at 12:34 am

    St. Louis fan? You’re not that far from the home of the Arizona Cardinals football team.

    I love Oak Flats, and didn’t experience the busyness you did.

    When you do videos like this, could you add links to google maps, or lat/long coordinates?

  45. Susan Bickersteth on March 1, 2022 at 12:34 am

    Arizona my home. Many characters live there. Fry bread heaven.

  46. kane sugar on March 1, 2022 at 12:35 am

    Great stuff. Thanks 😊

  47. Isabel Hernandez on March 1, 2022 at 12:35 am

    I want to learn how to camp with my little trailer on free eras, I am from Corona California, I need some tips. Thx keep making this videos.

  48. Chris B on March 1, 2022 at 12:35 am

    Been to Oak Flat Campground many times… Love it there

  49. Daniel Sweeney on March 1, 2022 at 12:35 am

    Slim that Canadian glow in the dark tan could turn into crispy critter quick!

  50. Michael Walker on March 1, 2022 at 12:40 am

    Good times.

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