We put a lot of consideration into choosing the perfect campsite to go seasonal with. It was important to us to find a campground that we thought we would be the happiest at, so it wouldn’t be a bad first experience.
We were very specific on the type of campground we wanted to go seasonal with:
- We didn’t want to be at a campground where the sites were so close together that you could hear every noise that your neighbour made. Dealing with my families own noises is enough for me!
- We didn’t want to be in an extension-city type of campground. You know the ones where you barely see the actual trailer underneath all the porches, decks and room add-ons.
- The campground needed to be on a large enough body of water for my husband’s hobbies of boating and fishing. It also needed to have a beach for my kids’ swimming and sandcastle needs.
- A park would be nice for the kids to be able to play on.
- The campsite would have to be within a half hours drive from our hometown. During the summer we are fortunate enough to be able to take sometime off of work; I have a total of 8 weeks off and my husband has 4 weeks off. The remainder of the camping season we would be driving up after work, so we did not want to be too far away to fully enjoy our nights at the campsite.
- Finally, the most important criteria was that we wanted to have friends or family at the campsite. We are very lucky to have a good group of camping friends and we didn’t want that to disappear with us going seasonally. We wanted to find a campground that offered non-seasonal sites very close to us, so that our camping friends and family could come and camp with us still. In addition, we were being a tad bit greedy when we hoped to have a friends of ours commit to going seasonal with us. Well we were lucky enough that they agreed!
Back in September we found a campground that we thought would fit the bill for our seasonal camping enjoyment and we applied to get on the list.