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You made the decision to go camping! Now to find your perfect campsite. Whether you are an experienced camper or the first time novice camper, finding a campsite to satisfy your needs should not be hard.

There are literally thousands of public and private campgrounds that adorn the landscape across America from primitive sites(no amenities) to RV resorts.

Everyone has their own perception about what getting back to nature and relaxing means. Some prefer backpacking for several hours to an unmarked site, then pitch a lean-to for shelter, while others prefer the RV park with a pool and camp store near by.

The key to finding your perfect campsite is knowing where you want to go, the type of camping you prefer, and what activities you want.

Some helpful questions you may want to ask yourself are:

* How long will I go for?
* How far from home do I want to travel?
* When do I prefer to go?
* Who is going with me? e.g. small children, teenagers
* What is my budget?

Make reservations several months ahead of time, especially if making them for the summer, the peak camping season.


PUBLIC CAMPGROUNDS

Public campgrounds are controlled and operated by either the federal, state or local governments. They range in size from a few hundred acres to several million acres and offer a wide variety of outdoor activities. Two major government agencies that administer the parks are the National Park Service (NPS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Besides the federal government, there are numerous campgrounds in every state. Also, many cities have created public parks available for use by everyone. If you truly want to get back to nature and enjoy the great outdoors, then a public campground quite possibly may be the way to go.

Plan your trip so you arrive early to mid afternoon. This way you have plenty of time to set up camp.

First aid treatment for cuts and scrapes when camping


PRIVATE CAMPGROUNDS

Private campgrounds on the other hand are generally owned and operated by businesses or private owners. You will find them near national parks, close to interstates, and in cities and towns. Most are located on majestic private lakes and cater to RV campers more than to tent or wilderness camping.

Many have campers permanently situated on them for rent by the day, week, or month and offer amenities most public campgrounds don’t. Such amenities may include swimming pools, spas, recreation rooms, miniature golf and snack bars.

UNCOMMON CAMPING

Most people relate camping to pitching a tent on a predetermined campsite location during the warm summer months. However, there are also many other types of camping such as cave, winter, and canoe to name a few.

Depending on your experience and the goals you have, the right type of camping is just waiting for you to explore.


Nothing beats personal knowledge and experience. From those that have gone before you are reviews of campgrounds they visited. Just follow the link below.