With summer just around the corner, planning a camping trip may be on your cards. Remember, though, that a camping trip can be perfect only if you choose the perfect campsite. Famous campsites get their reputation because they lend themselves to camping safety and security.
Know what features make a good campsite if you are planning to camp somewhere nearby. Here’s a quick look at your considerations:
A campsite will let you relax
What is the point of going on a camping trip if you cannot relax? The best way to relax on a holiday is to be near nature. A perfect camping spot will be one that will help you be one with nature. That is,
- It boasts of excellent landscaping, whether man-made or natural, such as a waterfall, mountain views, greenery, among others;
- It grants you privacy, yet at the same time company with the other campers.
Campsite to Pick
Ideally, you must pick campsites with the following features:
- Devoid of mosquitoes and other insects;
- They are not marshy or damp;
- The site is breezy to repel insects;
- Near a body of water;
- No tall grasses or shrubbery that attract insects.
Ballina Beach Village suggests that the camping ground must have a flat, well-drained terrain, free of poisonous plants and trees, and preferably elevated rather than a depression. This prevents rainwater from accumulating. The area should also receive adequate sunlight and must provide you with food, if you decide to stay longer.
Importantly, a perfect campsite is safe to camp in. That is,
- It is not a rocky, snake-infested area or areas with wild animals;
- It is not prone to landslides;
- It is located at a distance from the body of water;
- It is clear of trees that are too tall, fallen trees, and dry trees that are easy targets for lightning;
- It has a free and open space for lighting a warm fire, with sufficient kindling.
If you find a campsite near your locality that meets these criteria, then consider that place perfect for the summer camping trip that you have planned this year.