Public campgrounds and state parks also fill up very quickly and it might be difficult to make reservations at your favorite campground. You’ll need to either book online or call the company that handles the reservations, but these companies rarely have individual knowledge about the specifics of the campground.
Private campgrounds such as KOA’s or personal, private campgrounds that are individually managed and run can be very beneficial and almost always offer full hookups at each site. They may also have sites available for tent camping, minimal hookups, and full hookups. Many of these private campgrounds offer extensive amenities such as swimming pools, playgrounds, game rooms, miniature golf, basketball and tennis courts. Some of these, including many KOA’s, also offer summer evening movies, social events, community parties, ice cream socials and more.
It may also be easier to book reservations at a private campground. There’s usually always someone to talk to that is personally connected with the campground.
The disadvantage of private campgrounds is that because of all these extra amenities, the price will naturally be more expensive. Private campgrounds can be anywhere from $40-$100 a night depending on the time of year and the location.
Sites at a this type of campground are usually smaller and closer together. They might be less private or be in a campground that is completely exposed where the sites feel like a parking lot.
Private campgrounds also have some hidden fees that you may not be aware of when you first sign up. They may have a market or a general store that will sell things like ice cream, toys, and soda. This commercialization could cost you a little bit extra.
Both private and public campgrounds have pros and cons. Which one will work best for you depends on what you’re looking for and how much you want to spend. Whichever you choose, rent one of our RVs today
and get out there, especially during the fall and winter when prices are lower and there are more spots available at both public and private campgrounds.
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