How to Find the Perfect RV Campsite

Your Camping Style

While all of your preferences may not fit into one category, knowing which style of camping you prefer is a good way to start your search for the perfect site.

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Primitive

Quality of environment: If you're a primitive RVer, you likely camp for the sake of being in the wilderness. In this case, it's imperative that the nature around you is intact, not ruined or polluted.

Driving space: Primitive campsites may be more difficult to get to in an RV. If you're driving a motorhome, consider whether you'll be able to park your rig. However, most pop-up and small sized campers can fit comfortably.

Plugged-In

Electrical hookups: Not all campgrounds allow generator use, and some only allow it for certain periods of the day. So, if you hope to run the appliances in your camper at any given time, it's best to book a site with electrical hookups.

Cable and internet: If you hope to check your email or catch a new episode of your favorite show, cable and internet are necessary amenities. While many campgrounds now provide Wi-Fi, cable is less common.

Family Camping

Proximity to activities: Your children won't be spending all their time at the campsite; in fact, they're more likely to run around the campground or play on the jungle gym. Choose a campsite close to the available play areas so that you can keep an eye on the kids while giving them freedom to play with friends.

The perfect RV campsite will differ from person to person. Consider the essentials, as well as your personal camping style, to find the best spot for your next camping trip.

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About the Author

Jessica Sanders

Jessica Sanders is the Associate Online Editor for ReserveAmerica.com. After many years of camping and hiking in the Northeast, she's exploring what the West has to offer and sharing all of her knowledge with you. She's a s'mores master, campsite connoisseur, writer, runner and lover of all things outdoors. Follow her on Google+
Jessica Sanders is the Associate Online Editor for ReserveAmerica.com. After many years of camping and hiking in the Northeast, she's exploring what the West has to offer and sharing all of her knowledge with you. She's a s'mores master, campsite connoisseur, writer, runner and lover of all things outdoors. Follow her on Google+

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