Getting the right spot at the right campground can make or break a camping trip. So don’t be shy about doing a little research before you hit the road. Here are some things you’ll need to know to choose the site that’ll worker best for you.
1. Know what your trailer requires. Make sure you know what hookups you’ll need and what kind of space your rig will require. Then, as you’re searching campsites and RV parks, you’ll know what to look for and what to ask about.
2. Know what you want. Are you looking for the comforts of home? Amenities like Internet access and a swimming pool? Or do you want something a little more rugged? Features like fire pits and fishing holes? Commercial RV parks do amenities well. Public sites like state and national parks are best for the more rugged experience.
3. Get the facts. Not all RV parks sit on the shores of picturesque lakes or at the feet of deep green forests. You may end up in a car park on the edge of a city’s industrial district. If you’re traveling with pets, you’ll want to find out what kind of animal policies these parks have. A few minutes online or on the phone can help make sure you know exactly what to expect when you arrive.