Going on vacation with the family or just friends can be both exciting and hectic. A popular choice for a vacation is going camping, since there is plenty to do and it is a great way to bond. There are plenty of campgrounds to choose from, depending on the vacation the campers are seeking. When choosing where to set up camp, here are some factors individuals should consider when choosing campgrounds.
Many campgrounds offer both RV and tent space, but some do not, or are limited. It is important to research campgrounds that offer the space for what the individual is looking to stay in. Some sites do not offer a hookup for an RV, which causes a problem if the family wanted to stay in an RV. Before choosing where to camp, individuals should research the how much space the different campgrounds lots have.
Some campgrounds are on the water and some are surround woods, therefore both offer different activities. If a family plans to go swimming and kayaking, they should look for campgrounds near or on the water. For vacationers who wish to hike and be surrounded by the forest, they should seek sites that are further back in the woods. Individuals looking to camp, should research the different activities campgrounds offer at the site and in the surrounding area. If planning to eat out one night, families should inquire about the different dining options available in the area.
All campgrounds have different sets of rules. When picking between campgrounds, families should consider the rules each campground has set. Some campgrounds do not allow campers to have bonfires, and if a family is planning to have a bonfire every night this may cause an issue. If the site does allow fires, they may only allow campers to use the wood bought from the campground. Individuals should speak to the campground’s staff, if a rule is not clearly stated to have it clarified for a family.
Some campgrounds have bathrooms and shower facilities, and other campgrounds offer minimal facilities, if any at all. Campgrounds that only offer one or two bathrooms on the entire site, easily cause a backup of campers waiting for the shower or to use the bathroom. Individuals should research the bathroom facilities at different campgrounds before making their choice.
If large amounts of people are planning to camp together, then they may consider reserving multiple sites. Campers should find campgrounds that offer multiple lots right next to each other, that way families and friends are not separated. Before reserving multiple lots, campers should inquire about the different lot sizes before choosing their lots.
Campgrounds that are up in the mountains are known to get cold at night. If a family is seeking warm nights, they should seek out campgrounds that are land leveled. Families should check the weather for the week they go, since some months bring in harsher weather conditions. For campgrounds that receive an abundance of rain, campers should plan accordingly, and purchase a durable tent or rent an RV. Bad weather can negatively impact camper’s plans during their vacation.