In a few weeks I will be leaving for a cross country road trip - basically around the perimeter of the lower 48. I am a woman who will be traveling alone (with a dog) and to keep costs down I will be camping along the way. I'm new to camping and advice is appreciated. The length of my trip will come down to how cheaply I can camp. I know that dispersed camping is free but I'm not comfortable doing that alone. I think the safest way is to stay at campgrounds near other campers in case someone sees that I'm alone and bothers me.
So, my questions:
-Does anyone know of resources where I can find cheap ($10 a night) sites?
-Are cabin tents ever prohibited in certain parks?
-In general, when dispersed camping, how far away do you have to go from your car?
Any advice, thoughts, suggestions are welcomed!
Thank you in advance.