- Call the Park Ranger ahead of time and ask them what sites they like base on your interest, close to water, quiet, shady etc...
- How far do you want to drive. Then circle around your area aprox. 35/50 miles X hours you want to travel. Or go to Reserve America and work from that site.
- How many amenities do you want. Shower? Toilet? Water to Swim?None?
- Sometimes on the campground map you can see how far the sites are from each other(not always true) so pick something with space around it.
- Choose a space away from the bathroom or you will see allot of foot traffic through your site or see a bright light all night.
- Unless your camping with a group avoid sites from the inner sections as they back up to other sites and can be cramped. While the outter rim sites often back up to the woods.
- I LOVE the books written by Tom Stienstra, he rates campgrounds. Two things to remember with his books. One he loves to fish and may rate a 10 site based on a few different requirements than you or I. And he only rates the overall campground so while the location may rate a 10 at it's best site many if not most of the other sites could easily be a 3 or 4 at best. However his books are a GREAT place to start. And I found quite a few 7’s for him are a 10 for me and visa vera. I try to go to 7’s and above.
- See RCR Ruth's Campsite Ratings on this blogg for best site numbers at the parks I've been to.
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