The long awaited mobile app for the RV community's favorite way to travel is now here! With over 2700 hosts worldwide, members always have camping options.

Boondockers Welcome is the community that connects RVers with likeminded hosts who welcome them to camp on their property for a night or two for free.

Staying with Boondockers Welcome hosts lets you meet new friends, share your stories, and save your money for the real adventure.

A companion to the website, the app lets you:
* Explore all our hosts
* Filter based on your needs including rig size, electric hookups (75% of our hosts offer them!), generators allowed, and more
* Search based on specific dates or search all our hosts
* See all the details of each host, including photos, general map location, amenities available and nearby attractions.
* Browse references for hosts from past guests
* Submit requests to stay with hosts, send messages in the app, and get notified when your request has been accepted.
* See all upcoming, requested, and past stays.
* Leave references for your hosts after your stay.

Hosts can respond to requests in the app too!

What’s New

Version 1.1.1

A few stability and crash fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

AmbooBlue62 ,

Almost There

The premise of BW is great. There are 2 things missing from the iPhone version of the app, though; the ability to cancel a reservation and the ability to leave a review of the Host.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review. You should be able to do both those things from the app! You can cancel an upcoming or requested stay by clicking on it in the stays tab which will open a details screen where you can then use the “cancel”button. After a stay is complete (ie on the day you leave) you’ll see a button to confirm the stay on that same stay details screen, and once it’s been confirmed that you stayed then you’ll see a button to leave a reference. Hopefully that gives you all the features you need to use the app while on the road!

r8erz ,

Needs work - kills battery!

I love the service of BW, but the app is a little rough around the edges. First and foremost - it obliterates my battery. If I am working in the app for longer than a few moments my phone gets super hot, and as an example the other day working on trip planning I had the app open for a couple hours and during that time iOS Battery center reported that BW consumed more than 60% of my battery for the entire past 24 hours. Easily 6x any other app on my phone (it’s a 12 plus max, I was on wifi with good connections). So something they do in this app is grinding away at the processor & battery.
Second: the app still has reduced functionality compared to the website - which is OK but I would prefer feature parity. The thing I miss the most in the app is profile maintenance. But overall - if the battery/processor issues are figured out it is not a bad app for an outstanding service.

Surf and Ski ,

Thomas of Prescott Arizona

I use all of the typical apps for finding places to stay when we are on the road. Most of the RV Parks we end up in are drab, not always clean and pretty expensive for an overnight stay. Recently, while planning a cross country trek, I noticed the Bookdockers Welcome app. This apps opens up so many out of the way, off the main road (which is where we travel) options that I joined immediately. Yes, there are some places that don’t interest me but there are so many more to choose from and so many people (real people) to meet on the way. If you travel for the sake of travel give this app a try:)

Developer Response ,

Wow, thank you so much for this great review! Not only of our app but our wonderful community. We are happy to have you and hope you enjoy many great stays with our hosts!

App Privacy

The developer, Boondockers Welcome, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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