It’s best to settle on your campground, site, or park early on in the planning process. Especially in the spring and summer months, camping is extremely popular so you’ll want to make sure you’re able to get a camping reservation at your location of choice. In addition to this, many campground parks allow guests to handpick their spot, meaning if you wait too long, there may not even be any spaces left to choose from.
But before you choose your site, you need to determine what you’re looking for. What makes up the ‘perfect’ site will depend entirely upon the wants and needs of both you and the members of your group, so figure out what those are first. Below are a few ideas you may want to consider.
One of the first things that you will want to do is review who you are going camping with. If you are going camping with children (small children in particular) you may want to think about selecting a site a good distance away from any bodies of water or dangerous hiking trails. You will also find that many campground parks have onsite playgrounds and such.
In addition to the safety of those that you will be camping with, preferences are also something that should be taken into consideration, when choosing a camping spot or a campsite. If you are a water lover and would regularly like to spend your time boating, fishing, or swimming, you may want to think about getting a camping spot that is close to the water. On the other hand, if you would prefer to spend your time hiking, you may want to try and get a camping spot that is located near the campground’s hiking trail, and so forth.
Size is also another factor to take into consideration. When reviewing campgrounds, you will find that different campground parks have differently sized campsites. Often times, the larger campsites are designed for those with multiple tents or with motor homes. Before agreeing to rent a particular camping site, you will want to make sure that the site in question is large enough for all of your camping group members.