Finding a good place to camp on your family vacation can be stressful, but it is no reason to shy away from a great activity. The first decision to make is to decide whether you are going to camp in a tent, or in an RV, a recreational vehicle. Some parks also offer cabins in the forest, which can be a nice alternative.
When selecting a national or local park, be sure to take a few things into consideration, such as whether the site has clean grounds, public or private showers, and area activities for your family to participate in. If the site is near a beach or lake, you might water ski or go for a swim. If you are more into hiking, backpacking in the great outdoors might also be an option. Most national parks are open to the public year-round, though some only offer certain outdoor activities seasonally, such as river rafting, hikes in the desert or nature walks.
Before you set up your camp site, you should check the ground and surrounding environment to make sure no trash or foreign objects will end up under you when you sleep. You should also hang any garbage or foodstuffs in a bag from a tree branch, to protect it from the curious paws of the critters in the woods.
Whether you take a car, plane, train, boat, RV or motorcycle to get there, a camping trip with your family can be an activity that everyone will love and remember.