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7 Things To Check Before Camping at Private Campgrounds

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All set for an adventurous camping trip?

We want to make sure you have the best experience possible, which is why we’ve compiled a list of things to take care of before your trip. Use this handy checklist to make sure you’re all set for the best time camping at private campgrounds!

Recreational Sports

Many campers enjoy partaking in activities such as mountain biking, skiing, boating, hiking, and more! However, it is important to check beforehand whether these recreational activities are allowed at the private campground. If they are, you’ll be able to experience some of the best camping in Canada!

group of friends hiking in mountains with backpacks and trekking poles

Nearest medical facility

In the case of an emergency, it’s always a good idea to know where the nearest hospital or medical facility is when camping at private campgrounds. You can also purchase a First-Aid Kit or use a First-Aid checklist as an additional safety precaution. Stay safe!

emergency supplies and first aid kit

Parking Spaces & Rules

Are you traveling to your campsite in a luxurious RV? Or are you traveling in a large party with several people?

To ensure the best experience, remember to communicate with the campsite managers prior to your arrival. Make sure they have enough space for your vehicle(s) to be parked!


To ensure you have the best experience, it is important to choose a reliable and secure campground. Proper security measures allow you to have fun without worrying, and socialize with other campers. If the campsite puts your security at risk, consider other options.

Restaurants / Grocery Stores

After long days full of fun and adventure, nutrition is always important! Enroute, take note of the local restaurants and grocery stores that can provide quick access to food. This is a great option if you’re not interested in cooking, need a quick snack, or need to buy something that you forgot to pack.

Lodging & Amenities

Last but not least, where will you stay?

Is the campsite able to accommodate all your friends and family? What sort of tents or rooms does this private campsite provide?

Check ahead of time to see if the camp site accommodations are suitable for you and your party. Camping without sufficient lodging can be difficult and can spoil your trip.

three tents in forest during sunset

With natural wonders, recreational activities and more, private campgrounds are some of the best destinations for camping. With these 7 tips, it’ll be easy to pick the perfect campsite for your trip.