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Sunday, December 17, 2006

now the Best Places to Look for When You Go Camping

Camping is assumed to have rudimentary accommodation because you have portable gear including your shelter and bedding packed in your rucksack or vehicle. It's the small price to pay for enjoying the great outdoors and going off the beaten track, where even popular camping sites promise lots of great views and great ways to bond with nature.

Knowing this, great care should be taken when choosing the best place to go camping. A lot of the more popular national parks and protected areas have selected only specific areas for camping. Other reserves do not permit camping at all. When selecting a camping place, find out if a camp permit is required, how much the fees are and the specific restrictions in a particular place. You absolutely have to get permits either before you go or upon arrival. Permits for very popular sites during holiday periods are very difficult to obtain and there are instances that they will be sold out months in advance. Obvious example: don't plan to camp during Christmas without being securing a permit beforehand.

It’s also a good idea to ask family and friends for good camping places that they can recommend.

Caravan parks are also available at or near popular nature parks or campsites. These camping places are usually available in two to three types. First are powered sites where you can park the caravan and vehicle and plug in. Some parks rent out caravans available in the camping place for shelter. Other parks offer small cabins, which are cozier and more spacious.

When arriving at a particular park or camp area, it would be best to stick to some camping place selection tips.

Be sure to have a map of the park or campground so you can be oriented with all the trails, features and amenities available. Be especially conscious of water faucets and rest rooms.

Check the distance to nearest neighbors. Also, look for trash bins and showers, when available. Set camp as close as possible to the water source and restroom.

Next, select the highest point on the campgrounds but make sure that the ground is flat enough to install the tent and beddings on. Do not locate the fire pit very near your tent, and be mindful of wind directions to avoid smoke entering your tent.

Some campgrounds have washing stations for cleaning cookware. If so, do not do the dishes in the restrooms.
Now, whatever location you choose for your next camping vacation, you know how to select the best camping place to settle in for your rugged adventure.

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