In North America, there are over 18,000 campgrounds ranging
from high class resorts with every amenity, through owner run campgrounds where
hospitality is the key, to the more basic camping experience found at National,
State and Provincial Park campgrounds and finally there is free camping, also
known as dispersed camping or boondocking for example on the beautiful public lands that have been set aside by the
government for recreational purposes. We want to give you a taste of each of
these similarly homely, but quite different in style, experiences.
First the ‘high class resorts’ These may be privately or
corporately owned and will normally be pristine, in a great location, with
paved roads and RV sites, and full hook-ups to town water, electricity and
waste disposal. They will have smart showers and toilets for the use of
‘campers’. There will be a Clubhouse, often a restaurant and bar area; and of
course a swimming pool or private beach, plenty of children’s activities and
How about the family owned and operated campgrounds. More often than not with paved roads and RV
sites and with full hook-ups to town water, electricity and waste disposal.
They will have clean showers and toilets, often a general store and
Laundromat. There will normally be a
swimming pool unless they have lake or beach swimming; a children’s activity area and often family
style entertainment in season.
National, State and Provincial Park Campgrounds These
provide the most idyllic locations and the opportunity to ‘commune with
nature’. Waking up in an amazing location, with nothing but the birdsong and
the sunrise to disturb you, has to be just perfect. Rarely will you find water
or electric or waste disposal hook-ups at these campgrounds – not a problem if
you make sure your freshwater tank is full, your propane tank is full (for your
gas hob, water heater and fridge) and your waste holding tanks are empty.
Dispersed Camping / Boondocking There is nothing like the
feeling of freedom setting up camp in an ideal, secluded, picturesque campsite
out in the hinterlands somewhere. Not in a campground, and not in an RV park,
but camping somewhere on the beautiful public lands that have been set aside by
the government for recreational purposes.
Posted by: Cruise America & Canada RV Rentals Inc
Posted on: 28/09/2023