Camping Site

CHOOSING THE RIGHT CAMPSITE

Choosing the right campsite means looking for a place that’ll suit your every need. Without research, you will probably go astray with your choice, and you may not achieve what you expect. You must be sure that your campsite is livable and safe.

Here are some of the points I use to help me choose the right campsite at the time.

CAPACITY OF CAMPSITE

Each campsite has a capacity of accommodating campers. Some national parks require reservation before you can camp, so it’s easier for you to book your spot. You might want to avoid crowded campsites as much as possible.

APPROPRIATE SIZE

Campsites have different sizes, and you need to consider that especially when setting up your tent and parking your vehicle. Choose the size that can accommodate your tents, your vehicle and all your other camping stuff.

LEVEL

If you want to camp on a hill, you have to make sure there’s enough space for shelter over a flat area of land. You don’t want to sleep in a sliding position while you sleep. Look for the least inclined area if there are no flat areas around and remember to put your head towards the top of the slope when sleeping.

SHADE

If you’re camping during the warmer season, some shade from trees is your friend. However, camping underneath large gums or any trees with large or dead boughs is unsafe since they could fall on you. Choose healthy, alive trees that can provide afternoon shade instead.

LOCATION

Look for the best location that suits all your camping needs. You don’t want to be in a campsite where you feel like you are just surviving. Camping is a vacation closer to nature, but it doesn’t mean that you have to be hard on yourself. The ideal location has enough water source, toilets nearby, your privacy and have sufficient distance of other campers.

WIND

Medium whirls of wind are fine, but severe winds while camping may put your camping trip at risk. Setting up your tent may be difficult, and your belonging may be blown away.

SITE CONDITIONS

Most paid campsites are well promoted and guarantee a level of quality. If you are going with your family, choose a family-friendly campsite. It will cost a little more but you will have what you need.

The right campsite will depend on your needs, group and experience. There is nothing like finding a great spot to return to each year. Read the reviews before you go.

 


 

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Jake Taylor
jake.taylor@dinga.com.au

Jake is a global traveller who has recently called Australia his home again. If he's not travelling, he is writing about it and his experience.