Planning a camping trip means making lots of choices. From picking a campground, to setting a date, to deciding whether you will be sleeping indoors or in a tent, there’s a lot to consider. (And that doesn’t even begin to cover all the choices you will make when packing your bags, which you can learn more about by reading this recent Saco River blog article.)

One of the most exciting choices you will make when planning your trip is where exactly you will be pitching your tent or setting up camp. In this article, we will discuss a few things to take into consideration when choosing your exact camping spot.

Type of accommodation.

Indoor accommodations such as RVs or cabins can be perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy maximum comfort while still venturing an overnight journey into the great outdoors. Alternatively, if you truly want to go for a rustic, old-fashioned camping feel, nothing compares to pitching your own tent and weathering the night.

Waterside locations.

If the camping area you are attending is lucky enough to boast waterfront locations, then this will likely be one of the first decisions you make when considering a spot. Being waterside means easier access to swimming and splashing fun — but it is also a potential no-go for families with small children who may prefer the comfort of staying farther from water sources. Waterside locations also tend to fill up quickly, so it’s important to make your reservation early if you want a waterside spot.

Water and electricity.

Water spigots and electricity options are two important modern conveniences that some people can’t go without — if you include yourself in that group, then choosing a spot with access to these amenities is the way to go.

Your favorite activities.

What are your favorite camping activities? If you plan on staying at Saco River, then we encourage you to take a look at our campground map so you can pick a location that is closest to amenities such as the volleyball court, the dog park, the boat launch, etc! Good luck, and happy camping!