Are you looking for the best camping sites for your family adventures? I’m sure you are and camping is a great way for families to have fun in the great outdoors. Whether you are going to take a camping vacation or just a weekend adventure, you want to know where to find the best camping sites. It may be your backyard or a national park. The resources you find it this article will help you make your family outing a great camping experience.
Finding the Best Camping Sites
Where to Start
I want to start with your own backyard. If you have small children who have never been camping, this is the perfect campsite you will ever find. You can pitch your tent, get the fire pit going and have a great camping experience. Hot dogs, roasted marshmallows and s’mores are always a hit. A backyard campout is the perfect way to introduce younger children to the fun and excitement of camping.
As a young boy, I remember going on camping trips with my family during the summers. Our favorite campsite was at a lake not far from our home. The excitement started to build about a week or so before the trip. Everybody started getting the camping gear together making sure it was all in good working order.
Once we arrived at the lake, we would set up camp. My brother and sister would help me clear the area where we would pitch the tent. Now pitching that big ole tent wasn’t so easy for young kids but with help from dad, pitch it we did. It was a blast to go camping, sleep in the tent and fish. What summer fun it was.
To help make your outdoor family camping time the best it can be, these resources will help you find some of the best camping sites around.
The Complete Guide to Campgrounds Built and Operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Guidebook of all campgrounds built and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Especially valuable for RV travelers who are boaters and fishermen because all campsites are located on or near lakes or streams managed or impounded by the Army Corps of Engineers. Individual listings contain complete details about camping facilities, amenities, recreational activities available and directions to each campground.
The good thing about this guide is it points you to some really good campsites. The national parks are sometimes overcrowded. The sites maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers are often overlooked. They offer families who love to camp some of the best camping sites in the country at a fraction of the cost of the nationals.
A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival If you are more of a survivalist, this guide is the perfect place to start. The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry. It was written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury. In Bushcraft 101, he gets you ready to experience the great outdoors, especially that backcountry, by preparing you with everything you need to know to make the most of your outdoor camping adventure.
His guide and experience is based on the 5Cs of survivability. Cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages. The guide helps you to know use each of these in order to not only survive in the wilderness, but to enjoy your time outdoors.
Other Great Resources.
- Traveler’s Guide to Alaskan Camping
- Guide to Free & Low Cost Campgrounds
- 2016 Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory
- The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide
- Best Camping Hammocks
I hope you have found these resources to the best camping sites useful and that your next camping trip is an exciting adventure for the entire family. There’s nothing much more exciting than a family camping trip.