Slab-City Official Website
This Slab City Website was developed by Slab City residents. There is no charge to view the Slab -City website.
What is “Slab City”?
Slab City, also called “The Slabs” is not only RV boon-docking camping but also a place where people desert camp year-round. It is not really a city as there is no mayor, no city amenities like water, electricity, nor waste management. No one camping permanently in Slab City pay any taxes on their campsite because they are camping on it for free. This is Off-Grid-Living.
Slab City was formerly the U.S. Marine Corps training base called Camp Dunlap used in World War II. It was closed, buildings were deconstructed, and abandoned years ago. The ownership of the land upon which Slab City is located belongs to the California Teachers Union and is held in trust for the Teachers Retirement fund by the State of California.
The Cement Foundations that were left after the military buildings were gone, is how it has become known as “Slab City”. It is now a free camping home to many winter RV travelers, retirees, and some permanent residents who stay the summer as well. (Like us!).There are no fees to camp here. Campsite parking is on a first come/first serve basis. There is no water, sewer, trash pick-up, nor electricity. This is Boondocking territory. This is where people experiment Living Off The Grid
Slab City RVers tend to camp in groups of like-minded people and similar interests such as US Fulltime RVers, Canadian RVers, Single RV camping clubs, and even Hippies, Hobos or young train hoppers.
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