If you’re looking to go camping sometime soon, you NEED a good campsite.
In this article I will be discussing everything you need to know, what to look for and what you should avoid at all costs.
If you’re like me and want a decent campground to have a vacation in, then I highly suggest you keep reading.
First and foremost, the price!
Of course, campsites have to have reasonable prices and deals or you could end up wasting your money.
Check the prices for your budget – that’s the key sentence here.
If a campsite is really cheap, consider gas/travelling costs as well.
Even though camping in your hometown might seem more expensive, you could be saving a lot just from not travelling anywhere.
How good is the privacy? Is each campsite secluded from the neighbors?
If you enjoy your privacy, then you definitely need to check up on this.
But of course if you really don’t give a damn, don’t worry about this step altogether 🙂
Camping is great when you’re out in the sun, relaxing and watching the kids play their favorite games and activities.
However, in my honest opinion, there needs to be SOMETHING to explore – a forest at the very least.
I simply enjoy my time out in the wilderness, so having great scenery is a must when I’m looking for a new campsite to stay in 🙂
These are only a few of the many activities that I like to do when I’m out camping.
Again, you want to look at all the activities the campsite offers.
Swimming and hiking are pretty much essential, so make sure they at least have these 2 available, or simply move on to something else.
But it is your trip, so at the end of the day it is completely up to you 🙂
5. Education Centers
You want to learn as much of that specific site as possible, so use education centers to your advantage – if they have one.
Find out the history of the campground, everything that’s available, and of course; the rules!
You don’t need to find out every single detail (unless you want to).
Just getting a general idea about the campground is better than nothing.
6. Online Ratings
Do they have a Facebook page, or a website? You better check it!
You can get a REALLY good idea about that specific campsite just from reading other peoples reviews.
- Customer service
You can almost always find information regarding these subjects as you read other peoples feedback, which is why you should NEVER skip this step.
Often times these are actually better than education centers since they are from real people who have personally been there, used their facilities, dealt with the customer service and checked out all the scenery/activities there is to offer.
7. Rules & Regulations
Don’t get me wrong, rules are in place for a reason.
However, it’ll be in your best interest to check them out before you hand over your hard-earned cash.
Sometimes rules can be too strict, stopping you from having fun.
And other times you might be left with a rowdy bunch of neighbors who stay up late drinking.
You want to find a balance between being too strict in their rules and not having enough of them.
If I want you to take at least 1 piece of advice from me today, that is to read the rules and regulations thoroughly.
Sometimes a minor issue may not matter to us, but it could be very major to the owners of the campsite, and can also lead you to getting kicked out without a refund.
I don’t want that happening to you, because that will ruin your entire camping trip.
So definitely check up on what you can and can not do, and more importantly, have fun NO MATTER WHAT.
The whole point of the trip was to have fun and relax, wasn’t it? So please make sure you do it!
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I’ll be happy to answer all questions and concerns you may have.