Originally Posted by pdqparalegal1
Just curious, are there a lot of campgrounds that don't have power? So far, we have only stayed at State run sites.
We stay in national forests. Millions of square miles to camp in. Just drive down the dirt road and find a flat place. This is called dispersed camping.
Scattered around inside the national forest are some forest service campgrounds. These are usually located at popular areas, meaning there are probably 20+ sites filled with other people. But at least they are far enough away that sometimes you could not even throw a rock at them.
These will almost always have water available. Sometimes there are threadless water spigots scattered around. You will need a water thief to use a water hose. Someone will have to hold the hose on the spigot while you add water to your fresh water tank. I have found that I have never, so far, used more than 175 of water hose from the spigot to my campsite. Sometimes it is a pipe coming out of the side of a hill, where they have tapped into a spring.Sometimes I get water from a creek. I have my own water filter to make the water safe to drink. There is almost always either flush toilets or at least pit (vault) toilets.
I grew up in a big city and use camping as a way to get away from the crowds. For real solitude I go backpacking but DW cannot do that any more.
We only stay in RV parks for a single night when traveling cross country. They remind me of drive-in theaters.
Most RVs are self contained, meaning hookups are not required. Some people will never camp anywhere that does not have hook ups. That means they will not be camped near me.
Other people hate to be alone in the forest. Or they use more than 5 gallons of water per person per day. So they choose to stay in RV parks.
We each get to choose where we stay.
After I posted this I realized that the question was a bit off topic. Someone should move the question and the reply's to a more appropriate location.