When a person has a desire to spend time outdoors they will often go camping. Camping sites can be found all over the world. In order for a person to choose camping that best meets their needs, they must decide what type of camping they would like to experience.
If a person would like to go car camping, there are a number of camping sites that can be found at campgrounds. These camping sites will come with a variety of amenities such as showers, swimming pools and more. There are also camping sites for people who travel using a recreational vehicle (RV). They can stay at camping sites that will provide their RV with electricity as well as waste disposal. These types of camping sites usually have stores and restaurants nearby
When someone wants to go camping in the wilderness; they can often drive to an area that offers it. Many of these places are off of dirt roads and camping is considered primitive. Those who stay at primitive camping sites will only have what nature offers them. These types of camping sites are called primitive because there are no facilities such as bathrooms or showers provided. They are camping sites that provide those who stay there with little more than a place to pitch a tent, and a place to obtain water. People who enjoy the quiet of the wilderness more than the activity of a campground will enjoy staying at primitive camping sites.
People who enjoy backpacking will use camping sites located along the trail where they are hiking. These camping sites are primitive but may also come with wooden shelters that have three sides and an outhouse. One feature that is important to camping sites that are used by backpackers is an area to have a fire. Since a backpacker can only take what they can carry on their back, a place to have a fire provides a way they can cook their food.
It’s important that people only use designated camping sites for staying in the wilderness. There are a number of designated camping sites located in both state and national parks. People who are interested in creating their own camping sites can go backcountry camping in area approved by the U.S. National Forest Service. Many times people have to pay for a permit to go camping in the backcountry.
The permitting process is designed to control the exposure of the wilderness to human activity. The camping is only allowed in certain designated areas called a zone, and only a certain number of people can be in any zone for a period of time.
Many people will go into the backcountry by canoe, horseback, bicycle or on foot. Any camping sites that are created during these types of trips have to be temporary. It's also important that people who make these sites leave the area as they found them. Limiting human impact on the wilderness helps preserve nature.
Camping is a popular activity and with enough practice, it can be designed to fit the level of wilderness a person wants to experience. Whether staying at an RV park or going into the backcountry going camping offers something for everyone.