The Importance Of Choosing The Right Camping Ground

March 21, 2012 · Posted in Family 

When the weather turns fine, the minds of millions of people turn to a camping vacation. Once you have all your camping gear and all your supplies, you will have to select a camping site. It is safer to camp on a designated camping site than just somewhere in the woods because of the danger presented by wild animals such as bears and stags. If you are going as a family, then you are better off with the bathroom facilities provided on a camping ground as well.

The first thing to decide is where you want to go. Many people go only a few miles down the road from where they live, others choose to go to a favourite destination such as the Pocono Mountains. Regrettably, it is not easy to gauge the quality of a camping site from its telephone number and not all camping grounds are on the Internet yet. Going to a poor camp ground can ruin your camping holiday, so it is worth checking the camping site on line or asking to be sent a brochure.

Another good reason for looking at some advertising material is so that you can weigh up whether the on site facilities make the camping ground good value for money. Again there are no hard and fast rules, some people like to see a different show every night while others prefer to walk about or just sit and talk with neighbours or each other. If you are taking children, there should be something for them to do during the day such as structured nature rambles or and a swimming pool and other sports facilities.

Adult activities should include fishing rights, boat hire facilities and nature trails and a swimming pool during the day, while at night, any shows that they put on should not be so loud as to spoil the impression of communing with nature for others. Many people leave the cities for a camping holiday in order to escape the noise, if you think like that, then make certain that you pick a camping ground that does not cater specially for younger people who might want to dance and party all night.

In the same vein, if you have a young family and you as a parent want to go to the shows, are there baby sitting facilities available or is there at least a park warden who walks around the camping at night who could look in on your kids every now and then?

Other facilities to look out for are shops, hairdressers and a first aid centre and the cost of using these facilities. Often the camp shops are a lot more expensive than similar shops in the local village, but do you really want to be going off site every time you want a loaf of bread or a six pack? Of course, you can take supplies with you but if you are going for a week or two, it is never sufficient and you are bound to forget something. A trip into a near by village every other day while sightseeing would be all right though, if there are any communities near by that is.

Owen Jones, the author of this article, writes on many subjects, but is presently concerned with Poconos camping. If you are interested in a rental in the Poconos Mountains, please go to our website at Poconos Vacations


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