First of all, why should you look for a camp site near you? Well, there are several reasons, actually:
- If you are going camping for the weekend, you will save lots of time. Imagine yourself going camping 400 miles away from your home. It will take you whole day to get there… If you choose to go camping withing 50 miles radius around your home, you will save tons of time and money on gas.
- Are you sure you know your area well? Often times when I talk to my friends they tell about their discoveries of beautiful places within 10-20 miles from their homes. We often want to go far-away places, but don’t appreciate the beauty of our homeland. Just imagine that our homeland is an exotic place for someone from far away…
- It is a good opportunity to go camping with your friends and family. If you decide to go camping near your home and want to invite your friends, chances are they will accept your invitation due to comfortability. This way you can explore the area together more frequently. You can go both car camping and hiking.
- In case something unexpected happens, you are not far away from home. This is important if you have small children or if you are an elderly person.
Now you can see that the is no good reason not to go camping in the area close to your home. However, if you are new to camping and don’t know which spots in your area are good for camping, you might be challenged.
Good news is that there are easy ways to find campsites near your home. And it is not that hard. These are the websites that let you search for camping sites in the whole USA:
These three websites are more than enough for you to find a perfect place for camping, be it car camping or a backpacking trip.
If you are outside of the US and know services which are similar to the ones listed above, please share them in the comment below. I am sure, my readers will be thankful for such resources.
From my experience, I can tell you that camping in your home area may be even more fun than visiting a far-away country. The more you know your homeland, the more you love it. I understand that more and more every time I camp by lakes around my hometown…