How to Decode Campground Symbols

Campsite Search Listing

Site #--The number of a specific campsite.

Loop--Since the roads in most campgrounds are narrow, their campsites are arranged on one-way loops to keep traffic flowing. The loops have names or numbers for easy identification. If there's only one loop, then no name or number is given.

Site Type--Indicates the level of creature comforts available, from absolutely none (often listed as "primitive"), to "standard" (usually a paved or graded drive, picnic table and fire ring), or "premium" (paved, picnic table, fire ring, electricity, water, sewer). These designations may vary from one reservation system to another.

Max # of People--The maximum number of campers that can stay in one campsite, based on its size. You don't want 15 friends trying to squeeze into a site designed for four people.

Equip Length/Driveway--The combined length of a tow vehicle and trailer or a motorhome that can be accommodated. For tent sites, the driveway length may be shown as "0" (zero), meaning that there is no parking space immediately adjacent to the site, although it is usually nearby. In the example above, "35 Back-In" means the driveway is 35 feet long and you back into it.

Amenities--Icons will indicate if there is electrical power and how many amps (usually 15, 30 or 50); hookups for water, electricity and sewer ("FULL" indicates all three); if the site is near water; and if pets are allowed.

Campground Amenities--Can indicate if there are campsites available for campers with disabilities, if there is fishing, and whether or not the campground has fire rings, restrooms, showers, hiking trails or a visitor center.

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