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Old 10-23-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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What do you look for in a campground?

When chosing a place to take the family, what amenities do you look for in and around the campground? Starting to toy with the idea of owning a campground YEARS down the road but am starting a little research now. Thanks in adance for your replies!
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:11 PM   #2
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Totally depends on the destination and what our intent is for the trip. Keep in mind you'll never be able to please everyone, in fact it'll be hard to please the majority sometimes... Also the land itself will often depend on the answer to this. Forested, more isolated CG will often try and stick to a more natural setting, whereas resort style settings will be completely different.

The size of the rigs that can be accommodated will of course determine if we'll visit from the word go.

Start with good quality campsites with proper amenities that well maintained and basic but well maintained bath houses etc and go from there.
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Being retired and not having any children, we hunt level, somewhat open and easy in/out sites at least 20'-30' wide. Like concrete pads with patios and a picnic table. Electric at the rear or midway and water/sewer midway to the front. NO BARKING DOGS!
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:44 PM   #4
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If we're looking for the full hookup campgrounds...gotta be super clean & plenty of amenities for the kids. (we'll pay the price-no elcheapo here)

If we're going for non full hookup campgrounds...more natural, in the woods setting preferred with plenty of trails for hiking & biking.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:50 PM   #5
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Also retired. We prefer the State and Corp parks. Most are close to lakes or other water features. it' does't matter if they have sewer or not. Our TT has tanks large enough to accommodate at least a week. Do need electricity, water preferred . We like the trees and larger campsites. Each to his own!!!
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:22 PM   #6
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As others have said: Full hookups, very clean with a super-friendly and helpful staff. Back-in sites should be wide and easy to get into with lots of maneuvering room for the TV. Since we are very food-centric, we also like campgrounds that have nice restaurants (not fast food) nearby. Also looking for pet-friendly campgrounds. And campgrounds where owners set reasonable rules and are not afraid to enforce them.

Thanks for asking. Good idea.
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As others have said: Full hookups, very clean with a super-friendly and helpful staff. Back-in sites should be wide and easy to get into with lots of maneuvering room for the TV. Since we are very food-centric, we also like campgrounds that have nice restaurants (not fast food) nearby. Also looking for pet-friendly campgrounds. And campgrounds where owners set reasonable rules and are not afraid to enforce them.

Thanks for asking. Good idea.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:20 PM   #9
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Adding to this thread only because you are thinking of owning a campground. Here is a campground that offers just about everything with almost perfect reviews. We will be at this park next May to check it out. I think it was built in 2003, but not entirely sure. Paved pull through sites to lakefront private hot tub sites. Worth taking a look at. Photos are impressive.
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