in style - larger
campgrounds, RV park w/ hookups, store, laundry, local cabins,
bed & breakfast inns, small hotels
& sufficient - regular campgrounds, 12 or more camp
sites, RV spaces, reservations common
it - primitive
style campgrounds, under 12 camp sites, usually located on back
roads, minimal to no faciilities
sites - bare minimum. a clearing for a fire ring. no toilet, no fees; dirt road access (or hike-in access).
campfire permits required
|Campgrounds, Cabins & Yurts
RV Parks, Lodging
BLM & NFS Campgrounds
Dispersed, Open Camping
or Private Campgrounds, RV Parks
Some people weren't made
to rough it & that is where these modern camp grounds come
in style. If you hafta geta shower daily, this is your place.
Drive a half a million dollar chrome diesel pusher? - then you
will most likely end up here.
Close to town, with golf
course, internet connection, laundry or morning coffee -- are
just some of the luxuries you can find within walking distance.
Guest ranches, fire lookouts
& cabins will fall under this selection. Local accommodations
- motels & cabins - can also be found under this heading.
Developed campgrounds family campgrounds, tent camping, RV sites, highway camp sites
For the camper who wants
a campground with a toilet & a level tent site. Picnic tables and fire rings are standard issue. These campgrounds
are in prime scenic spots, cost fee and most even accept reservations.
Typical family campground.
Large spots to accommodate groups are common. Most full size
RVs can call this place home for atleast 14 days.
Most of these campgrounds
are located close to a popular recreation area & found along
highways or main through roads. Fire rings, picnic tables &
vault toilets are provided. Many have piped water. These places
tend to fill up quickly on weekends.
Park & State Park
campgrounds are this category.
Secluded camp grounds
with less than 15 sites
For the camper who wants
a campground without the crowds. Most of these places are a low
cost, some are FREE of charge. Mant are on narrow side roads,
well off the highways & may require a good map.
Fire rings, picnic tables & pit / vault toilets are often
provided. A few might have piped water. Nope, no reservations. These
spots tend to fill up quickly on weeekends. Don't be bummed if
you have to have a plan B & C ready. It is always nice to have another
option to turn to in most cases.
Some dirt road driving may
be required. A passenger car can easily make it to these spots.
Forest will have
most of these kinda campgrounds
areas. Remote Primitive camping. For a self- contained camper
who wants some seclusion.
Back roads to privacy ! Many
dirt roads lead an avid camper to the best out-of-the-way camp
sites. NF & BLM Lands lrequire a fire permit.
Sites may have picnic tables or just a fire ring, but usually
NO toilets. Have the "No Bathroom Blues"? Don't sweat
it. Solution: Camp Potty
Some sites as bare as a rock
fire ring in a small clearing. A detailed backcountry map
is advised. A high clearance vehicle may be needed to reach these
spots. Permits & Passes may be
needed. The "yellow-post" fire safe areas in
So. Calif. National Forest
lands are among these listed.
Backpackers trailheads often have camp sites. Dirt roads leading to trailheads can have primitive camp sites along them.