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Boat camping

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A long distance boating trip has been on my mind lately, anyone else? River trips sound especially appealing: Missouri river, Allegheny river, Ohio river, Ottawa river, Lake Champlain and its waterways, etc. I'm new to this and keep running into hypothetical scenarios that make it prohibitive. The persistent challenge is logistics planning.

>road travel
Do you have a buddy drop you off upstream? Go downstream in the same boat? (ideally separate boats). Or hire a local to drive your truck/trailer hundreds of miles to the planned ending point? Best Idea I could come up with is if you travel downriver far enough there will be a Marina you could arrange to have safe parking spot at.
>camping riverside
Laws are all over the place, it could vary from town to town. Nothing really wrong with tying up to a tree and sleeping on your boat. There's also no stopping you from setting up a hammock on a steep riverbank between two trees.

Looking for stories, tips, and experiences.

resources:
https://www.windfinder.com/
http://www.opennauticalchart.org
https://www.marinetraffic.com/
https://earth.nullschool.net
http://www.nationalrivers.org/index.html
http://www.atlanticintracoastalwaterway.com/navigating-the-ICW.html
http://www.coastalboating.net/Cruising/Seamanship/Radio/RadioBasics.html
https://www.usharbors.com/2019/06/boating-101-boat-launch-safety-and-etiquette/
https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/prog/nexus/application-demande-eng.html