There are not many places to boondock for free in the greater Boise, Idaho area. In fact, I couldn’t find any that offered free boondocking, relative safety and quiet, and usable Verizon 4G coverage. But I did find this place.
Located in Meridian, along a dead end street (corner of N. Vicenza Way & W. Milano Dr), behind a Walmart, is a place where very few people go, and where no one seems to care about you staying there. We stayed here for 7 nights and was never approached by parking or law enforcement. In fact, there were a few tucks that parked overnight here too.
This place is in the middle of a suburb, in a predominantly Mormon neighborhood.
During the day, there were occasional cars that drove down Vicenza Way but paid no attention to us.
In fact, we often rolled out our awning and left our doors and windows open, and still no one bothered us. Eventually, I unhooked the trailer so that we could drive our pickup truck around town to make appointments and go out dining. Again, no one seemed to care about our trailer being there for a full week. We often ran our generator to keep the air conditioner running.
The Walmart being within walking distance made it really convenient to get supplies. In fact, their shopping carts don’t lock when you push them outside of their parking lot. As a result, we could fill up a cart with supplies, push it out to our trailer, and then return the cart.
If parking here, I recommend parking on the east side of the Vicenza Way, so that you don’t block access to the dirt road. There are about 1 to 2 cars a day that attempt using this dirt road. Make sure you only park at the very end of Vicenza Way, right up again the dead end barrier. The rest of Vicenza Way has a bike lane and it’s illegal to block that lane.
The only nearby sewer dump station is at the Meridian Waste Water Plant, located along Ten Mile Rd, about a half-mile away. They actually have set aside a dump just for RV use, however they do not offer potable water.