In certain respects, boondocking is a simpler form of camping. You free yourself from the reservation process and fees but lose the luxury of a developed campground.
Boondocking is also a handy way to just park and sleep. If you are on a tight schedule and just need a spot to crash for the night, parking in a free lot overnight is a handy way to save you time and money.
There are a ton of different locations where you are legally allowed to stay overnight. If you’re out in the wilderness, finding a spot to safely boondock is simply picking somewhere remote like BLM land. If you’re in town and need to find free camping quickly, here’s some other popular options: