There are over 4,700 Walmarts in the United States, and many stores provide a much needed break from the road for travel-weary RVers. In fact, on long travel days, it’s our got-to spot to catch zzz’s. Keep in mind, however, Walmart overnight parking is only allowed at more than half of those stores. But, 2,300 is still a lot!
Parking overnight at Walmart is allowed in pretty much every state, but not at every Walmart. Many Walmart stores gladly cater to the RVer, van dweller, and wayward road tripper. You might even hear of it referred to as “Wallydocking”.
With some stores, it will be really obvious because they have “No Overnight Parking” signs throughout the parking lot. Otherwise, call the store and ask for the manager. If it’s allowed, they’ll even tell you which section of the parking lot to park in.
In general, overnight parking and camping at Walmart stores is safe. You’re in a well-lit public location with security cameras. But, there are always some stores or neighborhoods that can feel a little sketchy! If you don’t feel safe somewhere, don’t stay there. It’s as simple as that. But, here are some tips to keep you and your rig safe while parking overnight at Walmart.