Flip Flop Cowboy Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
June 21st, 2020 Gold Lake 4x4 Camp

Beautiful campsites on the shore of Gold Lake. No services, pack-in/pack-out.

You need 4x4 and reasonable clearance to access these sites. But it's worth it.


December 27th, 2019 Antelope Reservoir

Quiet, beautiful, clean. Free with pit toilet.

December 10th, 2019 Walmart free parking

This place is permanently closed.

December 6th, 2019 Walmart

This place is permanently closed.

December 6th, 2019 Sheep Canyon

Beautiful, dark, and absolutely quiet on this Thursday night in December.

No service and no services.

The road in is much "improved" over past years. I'd still recommend 4x4 and high clearance is necessary, but a stock pickup truck is more than capable of making the drive.

December 6th, 2019 Borrego Springs

Lots of space. Cool experience among the sculptures. Be respectful of the property.

Keep driving past the iOverlander spot and toward the dinos in the distance *south* for more options than just the more popular pull-offs.

December 4th, 2019 Galleta Heights, Anza Borrego SP

This place is permanently closed.

December 4th, 2019 Galleta Heights, Anza Borrego SP

Private Property. open for public use, but posted no camping.

October 13th, 2019 Leavitt Lake

Lots of spaces for wild camping with fire rings near a beautiful glacial moraine.

The road in from hwy 108 is 4x4 high clearance only.

But seriously. Not i-Overlander "4x4". I aired down and used 4x4 low with my Chevy truck and small popup camper.

If you get a 2wd Sprinter van up here, send me a picture and I'll buy you a whole case of beer when you get to Reno. It could maybe be possible with a lot of luck and a very skilled driver.

If you have a suitable rig and a couple days to spend at the lake, the drive is totally worth it.

October 5th, 2019 Dispursed camping

This place is permanently closed.

October 4th, 2019 Watson Lake Campground

Free, official "dispursed" camping near Tahoe. Bear boxes and fire rings, no bathrooms.

Quiet and beautiful. Paved road almost all the way from hwy 267 (73). Easy to get to and one of the only legal, free places to camp near Tahoe. Fires in metal rings only.

September 20th, 2019 The Presidio/ Main Post

This place is permanently closed.

July 9th, 2019 South Reno Forest Service

Good desert camping on Forest Service land near reno. Lots of places and tracks. High clearance is recommended.

July 8th, 2019 Kings Canyon Rd. Boondocking

Nice spot to explore Tahoe from. Easy access, cell service. Slight road noise from highway below.

April 22nd, 2019 Nevada City Omega Scenic Viewpoint Rest area

Still available, still great.

There are many dispersed camping options in the area as well, but this is easy, beautiful, and close to the road.

April 3rd, 2019 Cabelas

A bit noisy right next to the highway, but free designated place behind the store for RVs.

Facilities inside the store during business hours.

Blackwater dump station.

April 3rd, 2019 Cabela's

Dump station behind store in RV parking area.

March 16th, 2019 24hr Walmart Supercenter

Called and they said parking no problem. several other vans/rvs overnighting as well. Quiet.

Park in the SE corner.

March 8th, 2019 Martinez Road Dispersed Camping

I sure love BLM! Tons of space, nice spot to stop on the way up to Santa Fe.

December 17th, 2018 Abandoned Warehouse

Just an abandoned warehouse along the waterfront. Gaping open door, but great protection from the wind and rain with a nice view over the bay.

As soon as it is dark, no one will be able to see you inside. Lots of room for a few motos and some tents. A little broken glass, but not bad. Especially if you're sleeping in a hammock.. ;)

A tad bit of street noise, but Porvenir is a quiet town. I passed an excellent night here waiting for the ferry.

December 15th, 2018 Ferry over Magellan Sts

4500clp for a motorcycle. The wind was so bad the ferry couldn't hold position on the loading ramp so everyone just had to drive on quickly while it slid sideways.

They had to reposition in the middle of loading as the ferry slipped off the ramp.

December 12th, 2018 Free Rio Pipo

By far the best of the camping areas in the park. Nice big trees, lots of wind cover, and a beautiful setting!

December 3rd, 2018 RECASUR PARTS and Mecanics

OMG. You've come through all of Latin America to reach the end of the world. All the basic parts and supplies you've been struggling to find, searching for hours going from tienda to tienda, only to finally buy sub-par items at exorbitant prices.

Here, is your redemption.

Tires, oil, solar panels, batteries, everything.

Good quality, brand name items at US prices.

You've made it this far. You deserve this.

November 26th, 2018 Matt, the motorcycle mechanic and sell tires.

Great! Friendly, knowledgeable, and fast. Got a new rear tire for my KLR from a selection of one tire, but it's a ton better than riding on the rapidly balding tire I had.

Mechanic across the street is also super nice.

November 22nd, 2018 Hospedaje Aldo

Wonderful. Warm, clean, very cozy and comfortable! Just what a motorcyclist needs along this stretch of road.

400 pp pn

November 22nd, 2018 Restaurant el Refugio

Sort of a small town dive bar. At least when we were there.

12 empanadas for 90 pesos. :)

November 7th, 2018 Hostal Casa Matte

10k for dorm bed. Hot showers and clean facilities. Christian and his family and friends will welcome you in as Moto family and help you with anything you need. Close to tons of cool places and the metro, as well as motorcycle parts and service shops.

I really just want to live here.

November 5th, 2018 Aduanas

Extended a tip here for a bike we bought on a Poder. no problem at all. officials all polite and efficient. 20 minutes.

June 18th, 2018 AK Design Hotel (new name will be Puerto Mercado Hotel) Montevideo

Great. Clean, modern rooms and a good breakfast. Close to the port, ferry, and downtown.

May 30th, 2018 Salar Wild camping

My 20 SQ meters were spectacular! What a cool place.