Camping is an undertaking most individuals look forward to since it makes one able to connect with the environment. However, others may consider camping while on tour so as to cut on huge bills that most hotels charge. When choosing a campsite, you need to consider the one that will deliver the most outstanding experience. There are many campgrounds hence giving you much freedom when choosing. This decision is, however, not simply because even the same destination can provide several campsites but offer experiences that differ in regard to toilets, layout and water access, among more. Below are guidelines to follow to select the best campsite.
Put the source of water into consideration. When camping, you will require water for a variety of reasons, for example, cooking, drinking, cleaning, and others. Therefore, you should choose a site with close proximity to the source of water so that you can access the unwavering supply of water. Some camping facilities pitch campsites away from water sources and give promises that they will supply water. However, the water you get may not adequately meet your needs. You should thus consider a campsite that is next to freshwater.
Select a campsite on higher ground. You do not want to wake up in the lake. It is good to consider a campsite in a place that is meters above sea level. This is especially important in areas where the amount of water rises. In addition, areas above sea level will benefit in that you will avoid mosquitoes that like hanging around water bodies with sluggish-moving waters. Being on an elevated site also improves the flow of air, meaning your tent will be supplied with fresh air.
You should choose a campsite with shelter. You may be planning a trip to a place with a lot of sun. When your tent gets warmed, you will require going out to a place you can rest. Since you cannot rest well in a place with much sun, you need a campsite with trees so you are sure of getting shade. Moreover, trees will keep your tent from being blown away by the wind. Unless you intend to camp in the sauna while enjoying the entire weight of the wind, you need to camp under some trees.
Consider somewhere flat and smooth. Selecting a campsite because it has spectacular views does not provide any compensation when you begin to slowly slide downhill in your sleeping bag. In addition, the flat ground makes cooking easier. Before you pitch your tent, remove any spiky and sharp objects or lumps.
Be keen on the privacy a campsite offers. It is likely that you will find other people at the campsite. You need to ask so you can know how much space a campsite has and the number of people it can accommodate to know how much space is between tents. Consider a campsite that avails enough space so that those in the next tent will not get every detail of everything that is happening inside your tent.