There’s a dirty little secret abounding in campgrounds and RV parks all across America! Rumors are flying that flamingos and pineapples at campgrounds are some secret code that some campers use to show a different kind of hospitality. But does that mean that Grandma’s pink flamingos and pineapple yard art mean she’s one of them? How could something so innocent as those retro mingos or spikey fruit turn into such scathing innuendos?
To operate a successful campground, campground owners and managers need to give what campers want. These campground owner tips will provide insight on how to get Campers and RVers to not only stay at your campground or RV park but to get great reviews for others to follow.
If you’re an RVer or Camper, you already know it’s nearly impossible to reserve a campsite. It’s because campgrounds are booked even up to a year in advance. But even if you do get that magical campsite reservation, once you arrive, it’s hard not to notice that many campsites sit empty. And guess what? Your fellow campers are to blame!
Camp Hosts are the front line workers of campgrounds and RV parks. They conduct similar services as hotel staff and others in the hospitality industry. But, the question comes up from time to time if campers should be tipping the Camp Host?
What is happening to make camping so expensive these days? Camping used to be cheap fun; especially with RVs! Gone are the days of $10-15 per night campsite fees. Even before the global pandemic, we noticed the sudden uptick in escalating camping fees. But at what cost? Why has simple camping become pretty much a rich man’s game?
Outdoor games are the perfect venue to get your kids off the couch and outside! Setting up cornhole, yard jenga and a few other yard games at your campsite, you can watch your family and friends bond and make memories. These games are also a great way to make new friends!
Campsite theft is getting out of control. Thieves are making their way into campgrounds and RV parks to steal your stuff! But who’s responsibility is it to keep your your camping gear and belongings from becoming a target for theft? These useful campsite theft prevention tips will help protect your personal property whether camping in a campground or camping off grid.
Some older RVs motorhomes or campers may not be welcome at some RV parks because of the 10 year rule. Your RV may be denied entrance or even a reservation because its’ age. Does your motorhome, older fifth wheel, travel trailer or other RV fit in this criteria?
When we started full-time RVing, our biggest concern was how to find Campgrounds and RV parks that would accommodate our RV fifth wheel toy hauler. Now, several years later, we’ve mastered how to locate great campsites through several different resources.
While exploring Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, we camped at Cottonwood Campground inside the park. It’s located just five miles from the National Park’s South Unit park entrance. Our plans were originally to camp three nights. Due inclement weather, we ended up staying a few more days. But it was more than the cold rain that kept us there!