How to Set Up a Campsite

how to set up a campsite

Many of us love camping, but it’s no secret that camping for the first time can be intimidating. Luckily for you, experienced camping professionals are more than happy to share tips on how to set up a campsite. With these campsite setup ideas, you’ll be ready to rough it in no time!

How to Set Up a Campsite

1. Find High, Level Ground

Take it from those who know, a flooded tent is no fun at all. Avoid dips and low spots, and look for level ground free of tree roots.

Fortunately, you won’t find these issues at Sun RV resorts. Tent sites are level and grassy, while RV sites may be grassy or feature a concrete or gravel pad.

2. Brush Stones, Sticks, and Debris Away

Rolling over a rock in your sleep is no fun at all. Prevent future headaches by sweeping loose stones, sticks, and other debris away from where you’re pitching your tent.

3. Place a Tarp Under Your Tent

To protect the fabric of your tent, place a tarp underneath. Make sure the tarp isn’t larger than your tent and be sure to turn the edges under. This will prevent the tarp from collecting rainwater.

4. Use the Directions When Assembling Your Tent

Nobody likes to use the directions, but they can be a lifesaver when setting up a tent. Additionally, when purchasing a tent, look for those with shock-corded poles that easily snap into place.

The same advice goes for RVers. Err on the side of caution and follow the step-by-step guide!

5. Always Set Up Your Rainfly

You now know how to avoid water under your tent, but how about water on top? Most tents include a water-repellent rainfly, but you can also buy one separately. Always put on your rainfly and ensure that it is taut to avoid surprise showers.

6. Use a Sleeping Pad

Seriously, a foam sleeping pad under your sleeping bag will make for a much more pleasant experience. You can buy a pad that can be rolled up, or you can use children’s foam puzzle pieces to create a gentler floor throughout your tent.

7. Store Food Away from Your Tent

Storing food in your tent is asking for trouble. It’ll attract hungry bugs and critters, and you’ll also risk spilling food in your tent. Instead, store your food in a sealed cooler or container in your car or RV.

You’ll also want to keep your trash sealed and stored in your car or RV. Which brings us to our next point…

8. Properly Dispose of Your Trash

Don’t leave garbage sitting around your site and always clean up before the next guests arrive. Keep trash in a sealed container and dispose of it in the dumpsters at your campground. Select Sun RV resorts may also offer trash pickup at your site.

And that’s about it! Setting up a campsite is far easier than commonly thought.

Remember that when staying with Sun RV Resorts you can expect great amenities right at your site. These vary by resort, but can include the following:

  • Picnic table
  • Fire ring
  • Water and electric servive
  • Concrete RV pad
  • Grassy sites
  • Waterfront sites
  • BBQ grill
  • Full RV hookups
  • Sun WiFi

Plus, you’ll enjoy clean shower facilities, convenient laundry facilities, and fresh water spigots near every site. And if you’re not much of a tent camper, remember that Sun offers a wide variety of RV sites and vacation rentals including cabins, cottages, and more!

Now that you know how to set up a campsite, share this post with your friends to help them get started on their own camping adventures.


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