There are literally thousands upon thousands of camp grounds located across the nation. Each camp ground varies based on its location and who owns the property where it is located. Many camp sites of this type offer very little in the way of luxury. They are ground based camp grounds that have no amenities other than access to clean drinking water. This includes not providing campers with bathroom facilities.
These types of camp grounds are best suited for those who are skilled in survival and know how to effectively and safely live off their surroundings.Then there are those camp grounds that are more modern and that include hosts on site, showers, electrical hookups, and even scheduled activities and access to other luxuries such as swimming pools, boats, and laundry facilities.When selecting camp grounds a person must determine what amenities they can and can't live without. This will very quickly narrow down camp grounds options.
In this day and age it is not legal for a person to simply look at a wooded area and enter this property and set up camp. There are strict guidelines that have been set in place to protect both campers and the environment. That is why you must carefully consider the types of camp grounds that are available to you. Camp grounds where you can take your family or plan a trip with friends that offer the resources you need in order to truly enjoy your camping experience.
There are two distinct types of camp grounds. These are public camp grounds and private camp grounds. Public camp grounds are managed by various groups including federal, state, and local agencies. They are maintained by the state and generally have very strict rules in place when it comes to the time of year a person can make use of their camp grounds and what they can and can't do when camping on this state mandated land. Private camp grounds are owned by private citizens and generally offer more accommodations than general camp grounds. This will provide you with access to more features than you are likely to find when looking to a public owned camp ground. There are still strict rules in place at these types of camping facilities but you may find that there is more freedom on these types of sites.
For example most privately owned camp sites allow patrons to bring alcoholic beverages onto camp sites while most public camp grounds greatly restrict this. Private camp sites generally allow for long term stays on their property while most public camp sites restrict the amount of time that a person can camp on their grounds due to customer demand.
Pets are another area of concern for animal lovers. Many camps forbid campers from bringing animals of any type onto their property while others actually encourage it. To determine which type of camp ground is the best for you and your next camping trip, you will simply need to determine what amenities you desire to obtain and which camp grounds in your area will permit the types of activities that you have in mind.