GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted July
    12th, 2021


    Planning NOW to Get the Campsites You Want this Year!


    Happy Camper Blog



    After a year
    when so many travel plans had to be put on a back burner, there’s a steady
    stream of campers who are happily getting back out on the road to visit their
    favorite campgrounds. This trend, plus the fact that RV ownership is at an
    all-time high, is leading to an increased demand for campsites. That’s why it
    will pay to plan ahead this year, not only by booking your next camping trip
    ASAP, but by reserving your campsites for the next several trips after that.
    It’s the best way to ensure you’ll have the great camping experiences you’re
    counting on.

    Here are a few tips for camping this season:

    • Don’t just try to “wing it.” While
      there’s a lot to be said for the freedom of just hitting the road and
      deciding where to stay along the way, given the current high demand for
      campsites, that plan may only lead to disappointment. There are even reports
      of overcrowding at state and national parks, so the last thing you want to do
      is arrive unannounced and add to the confusion. If this happens to you, there
      are often private RV parks in the vicinity that may have vacancies. But it is
      better to find this out in advance and have a plan in place, rather than find
      out as you roll in late and tired.
    • Try to use campgrounds that allow you to book
      through an app or an online reservation system.
      This will make
      it easier to check availability and rates for multiple dates so you can take
      care of all of your booking needs at one time. GoCampingAmerica.com is a
      great place to start, with thousands of campgrounds with online bookings
      available to for you to research and book.
    • Consider mid-week dates if those are an option for
      Naturally, demand for campsites is higher on weekends
      when many people are off of work, so if you can travel mid-week, you’ll have
      more options available to you. You may even find lower rates on these
      off-peak days. The fact that so many campgrounds offer excellent wi-fi
      service may make mid-week stays even easier for you if you work remotely or
      the kids are able to attend school on the road.
    • Think about going off the beaten
      If you normally camp near a large metro area, consider
      switching things up and heading toward a more rural area where it may be less
      crowded. You just might discover your new favorite
    • Be flexible in terms of
      If you don’t own an RV or haven’t been able to
      find one to rent, don’t worry. You’ll find that many private campgrounds
      offer a variety of accommodations, including cabins (both rustic and luxury),
      yurts, tipis and glamping tents. Some even have covered wagons for rent! You
      can also rent an RV!

    The bottom line is the more you plan ahead, the better your trips
    will be. The process of planning ahead should include making sure your rig is
    in good operating order and planning the route you’ll take. You wouldn’t want
    to meet the fate of one recent RVer who
    made a bad turn and got stranded for a week on a winding mountain
    , waiting to be towed, only to find out there was an alternate
    road that would have accommodated his rig and make it much easier to get to
    his campground.

    So where will your next few camping trips take you? Just go to
    GoCampingAmerica.com and start planning! By the way, you’ll be happy to know
    that the future of camping looks bright. The 2020 Industry Trends and
    Insights Report, released in December by the National Association of RV Parks
    and Campgrounds (ARVC), anticipates that more than 53,000 new campsites are
    being constructed this year, so you’ll soon have even more great places to