December 13, 2017

An Overview Of National Park Camping

There are plenty of opportunities for national park camping in the US. In fact there are a range of camping styles to pick between, and grounds located in the most stunning of environments. There are certain locations suited to families and other sites for hardier campers. Before packing your tent in your car and heading off, consider the type of facilities you would like to have access to. Perhaps you may want to take a hot shower each day, or maybe wilderness camping would be more to your liking

As a general rule, in most of the country’s national parks, you can find two type of campgrounds, those were a reservation can be made and others which run on a first-come first-served basis. If you do not want to end up disappointed, it can be worthwhile checking with the National Recreation Reservation Service online as to which campgrounds require reservations. The NRRA also offers reservation services for other federally administered recreation areas and not just the national parks.

National Park Camping

Before you make any reservation, it would be wise to consider various issues relating to the campground you would like to stay at. Apart from the facility for a hot shower, ask yourself what other amenities you would require. For example, you may want there to be a water supply, electricity hook up, laundry facilities, picnic tables, outdoor grills, and restrooms.

When we head out into a national park to spend nights under canvas, we do not always want to be surrounded by hundreds of other people. For this reason, it would be useful to find out the maximum number of visitors, as well as vehicles, that are allowed in the particular campsite. There may also be a fixed limit on the number of consecutive days that visitors can stay for.

Not all camp grounds in the national parks accept RVs or trailers. If you are planning to spend many nights in a tent, perhaps you would rather locate a site where there are no large RVs blocking your view of the majestic scenery.

Another important factor can be whether pets are allowed. Not every park in the country allows visitors to bring along their dogs and other animals. If you have an aversion for pets, or if you have your own lovable four legged friend, find out before hand the rules governing animals.

If you are thinking of spending a weekend, or longer, camping in a national park sometime between May and September, be aware that this is the busiest time of the year and the sites can soon become full. If this is the situation you may need to locate a campground outside the perimeter of the park or choose a less popular location.

Most of the national parks allow for booking reservations to be made six months in advance. If you know exactly when you are to have your vacation, make the arrangements early so that you do not end up disappointed. Sleeping out under canvas in a national park is an activity that is loved and enjoyed by people of all ages.

For more information visit http://www.recreation.gov/

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