How to Pick a Great Campsite For Your RV Vacation

When you are going on a vacation with your RV, you will want to make sure you have the perfect campsite for your adventure as well as everything you may need. Before picking out that campsite, you will want to know about your RV and the place where you are camping in order to get the perfect camping and RV experience.

Things you need to know and have when getting started on your camping vacation:

Know Your RV

Before going out on vacation, the first and primary step is to know your RV’s dimensions and specs.

  • Length
  • Height
  • Width + 3 feet (each of our RVs have slide-outs)
  • Space for awning
  • 30/50 AMP needed for electric hook-up

Have these Supplies

Kitchen Kit

  • Bowls
  • Plates
  • Cups
  • Silverware set
  • Spatula
  • Mixing spoons
  • Can opener
  • Pots & pans
  • Keurig/Coffee maker

RV Starter Kit

  • RV toilet paper
  • Toilet chemicals
  • Sewage hose
  • Water hose
  • Water pressure regulator
  • 30-15 electrical adaptor

Where will you be camping?

RV Park

When compared with campgrounds, RV parks have lovely settings. When considering an RV park, we recommend you check the RV park website for reviews and images before booking. This will help you to be prepared for what you need to take with you and avoid any campgrounds that might be run down or not fit your needs.

Features of an RV Park:

These are the possible features of a basic RV Park:

  • Water hook-ups
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Sewer hook-ups
  • Possible amenities:
    • Cable TV
    • Playground
    • Free WiFi

RV Resorts

If you want more amenities and features than a campground, then RV Resorts might be the place for you. RV Resorts are usually well maintained and have all types of amenities, but tend to come with a higher price than a campground. But you all know that typically if you spend more money, you will have better quality.

Features of RV Resorts

These are the possible features of RV Resorts:

  • Water hook-ups
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Sewer hook-ups
  • Cable TV
  • Possible amenities:
    • Clubhouses
    • Store
    • Pools
    • Free WiFi

Campgrounds, State and Nationals Parks

Campgrounds, State and National Parks are excellent places for people who are looking to spend some valuable time in nature. You typically see a lot of wildlife in these parks and have opportunities for hiking, biking, or kayaking.

Features of the campgrounds

These are the possible features of a campground:

  • Views
  • Generally large campsites
  • Firepits
  • Possible amenities:
    • Water hook-ups
    • Electrical hook-ups
    • Campground dump stations


Have you ever considered boondocking or dry camping with no hook-ups?

Features of Boondocking

There really are no features when it comes to Boondocking except oftentimes you can have spectacular views. Many campers who decide to spend time boondocking will set up their RV with solar panels to be able to have electricity to charge phones or laptops. I would recommend adding water to your tank and having propane on hand to cook with or run your furnace for chilly nights.

Questions to be asked when picking a site

Here are some questions you might need to get answers to when picking out your campsite:

  • Do they have 30/50 AMP hookups?
  • What are the dimensions of the campsite?
  • Are there any branches above the campsite?
  • Are there any fire restrictions?
  • What are your amenities?

RV Camping Resources

Good Sam

Good Sam is a great website and is one of the best-trusted sites to get reviews for your campgrounds, RV parks, resorts, and finding the best spot.


AllStays is a great app or website to find out the best State and National parks. You can download them by visiting the official website or directly from the Appstore.

It is my hope that you have a better understanding of the different types of campgrounds and RV parks as well as a better understanding of how to find the perfect campsite.




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