9 tips on how to find the perfect campground

Experience AZ | 18 Jul |

What is the best tip or resource to find the perfect campground?

To help you find the perfect campground, we asked travel professionals and experienced campers this question for their best advice. From finding unique locations to booking in advance, there are several tips that may help you find the perfect campground for your trip. 


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Here are nine resources for finding the perfect campground:  

  • Sort by Camping Style
  • Find Unique Destinations
  • Discover Free Campsites
  • Book in Advance
  • Connect With Experts
  • Get Camper-Driven Details
  • Call Ahead
  • Narrow Your Search
  • Go With a Pro

How To Find The Perfect Campground 9 Campground Finder

Sort by Camping Style

When looking for the perfect campground, I would highly recommend checking out The Dyrt! Their website and app are full of the best campgrounds regardless of whether you are looking to stay in a tent, trailer, RV, or cabin. The best part is that they feature reviews from campers who have stayed there before, so you can trust that their advice is always unbiased and up to date.

Sara Brown, Cruise America

 

Find Unique Destinations 

When looking for the perfect campground, I would recommend checking out HipCamp! Their software is very similar to AirBnB in that you can check out all the camps available at your destination and reviews from people who have actually stayed there. The best part is that they have so many unique camps that other sites don’t have, which can make your trip even more special. 

Greg Drambour, Sedona Couples Retreats

 

Discover Free Campsites

When looking for a great campground, especially if you are interested in boondocking and dispersed camping, I could recommend a website called freecampsites.net. As the name implies, freecampsites.net is a community-driven platform for sharing and discovering free campsites located on public land. Users can post sites that they have found and review sites that they have used, creating a database of dispersed campgrounds across the United States. The website is easy to navigate, allowing users to search a location and view a map of both free dispersed campsites as well as established campgrounds, making planning your next camping trip simple, regardless of which type of site you are searching for!

Ravi Rouvier, Markitors.com

 

Book in Advance

The best tip to finding the perfect campground is to make reservations in advance. Popular destinations fill up quickly, therefore it’s always good to determine where you want to go ahead of time and plan to get to your chosen campground early. This way, you get a better feel for the site and all it has to offer.

Bill Yates, Velociteach

 

Connect With Experts

There are so many different Facebook groups and community groups dedicated to camping. When it comes time to reserve a camping spot, go ask questions on these group pages about where to go/which spot is the best. You will most likely have your answer by the end of the day.

Jason Wong, Doe Lashes

 

Get Camper-Driven Details 

My favorite resource for finding a good camping ground is the website, Campendium. The website offers a lot of options for a wide range of areas. Users only have to put in their regions and it provides a list of campgrounds they can choose from accompanied by a very detailed description. The website is very camper-driven so if you can’t find your region on it, you can always request for it to be listed.

Jill Sandy, Constant Delights

 

Call Ahead

I would have a list of potential campgrounds and call the main offices. They will know the best places for you and what you are looking for. Plus, you then are able to book right then and there. Talk to the professionals who are there every day, they will know what is best.

Guy Bar, Hyfit

 

Narrow Your Search 

Finding the perfect campground can be tough. Here are some resources and tips that will make it easier for you. Use a website like Reserve America. This site has lists of campsites with reviews from other travelers who have been there before, which is great for narrowing down your search! You can also find an app on your phone called “Camp Finder” which allows people around the world to share their favorite campsite locations with others in real-time by leaving comments about each site they visit.

Steve Morrow, Paddle About

 

Go With a Pro 

If possible, I would go camping with a friend who knows exactly where to go and when. Have them take you to one of their favorite campgrounds, they will know the best site and the best activities. If that is not an option, ask among your peers about their favorite sites and hear from them about the best camping. Pick the campground that is most talked about.

Bari Medgaus, Stabili-Teeth

 

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