Do you go camping with your family? If so, you’re one of the millions of Americans who enjoys this pastime. Between 2010 and 2011, the number of campers in the U.S. jumped from 40 million to 42.5 million, and by 2013, Americans spent a collective 516.6 million days enjoying the outdoors in U.S. camp sites. But not all camp sites are the same, and choosing one means balancing the needs of your family members with the wonders of nature that everyone would like to experience.
Do you want to find camping sites that your family can choose from? Use these three simple tips to find camping sites that everyone will enjoy:
- Consider the accommodations you need. Does your family prefer to rough it in tents at a camp resort? Or would you prefer to have family cabin rentals at your destination instead? Some families don’t mind tents (or maybe RVs for you glam campers or “glampers”). But others will want the comfort of home when they select one of the country’s many camp sites. Additionally, you’ll also need to find a campsite that has any amenities you might need, like showers, food, or supplies.
- Think about when you want to camp. Some campgrounds and cabin rentals will only be available for certain seasons. However, if you know that your particular destination will be available for winter, spring, summer, or autumn camping, then it’s fine to book the trip. If you have an aversion to the cold, you may want to stay home during the winter; if summer is too hot, then maybe waiting until the spring or fall for some relief. You’ll also need to plan around work and school schedules if these are issues for your family.
- Don’t forget to determine which outdoor experience you want the most. Finally, the biggest reason that many people find to go camping is getting in touch with nature. Whether you want to canoe on a river or see natural wonders like mountains or geysers, make sure that you choose a camp site that will allow your family easy access to these features. Also, be sure to think about the activities you’re planning. Hiking, mountain climbing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and general sightseeing are popular activities for campers across the nation.
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