Before our trip to Vermont this summer, Leah and I looked online for campgrounds to visit along the way. In the past we’ve used the web for camping info to varying degrees of success. One of the most frustrating experiences was booking a (privately owned) campsite for Memorial Day weekend near Boulder and finding out that the place was a dump. Based on our impressions from the campground’s website, we thought it would be a nice, secluded camping spot. Instead it was right on a busy highway with little to no tree cover and with bathrooms that looked a little nicer than a cave.
Most national, state, or local camping areas have websites with great photos and lots of information about showers, picnic areas, restrooms, etc. There are also sites that allow you to book a reservation online but we were unable to find a site where we could read the opinions REAL PEOPLE had of the places we were considering. Fortunately we picked the right places this time but things could have been bad.
So now, for a 3rd project, I’ve posted an application for campers to post their reviews of camping locations around the world. Tell us about your experience there and let us know if the place is worthwhile. Most importantly, point us to the official website for the campground so we can get as much info as possible along with your opinion of the place. Once again, please give me feedback so I can make this as useful as possible.