Finding Water when Dry Camping
by R. Bucsko (Washington)
Question: When traveling from one spot to another and dry camping, where can I get water for my fresh water holding tank?
Answer: Your best bets are campgrounds (for a fee), city/county or state parks (some for a fee), storage facilities (for a fee), BLM lands that have dump and fresh water available (some for a fee or free), RV dealers (some for a fee), friendly home owner or farmer (make sure you specify potable water then offer to pay), Elks/Moose/VFW/ etc. (offer to pay), churches (offer a donation).
Some large truck stops may have fresh water available (for a fee). You can try anywhere where they might have an outside potable water supply. Or you could buy water by the gallon at a water kiosk (pay about 25 to 30 cents a gallon).
You could consider getting a large separate tank if you If you have a way to carry it and pump water from it and if you plan to stay in a boondocking spot for a long time.
Other input appreciated – please comment.