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How to Pick the Best Campsite Millsboro DE

Having a wonderful camping experience is not completely out of your hands. A good stay at a campground starts with choosing the right campsite for your family. Having a wonderful camping experience is a combination of factors. Some of those are providential, and a few are completely out of your hands. Luckily, there are some you can control. It's impossible to control the weather, but you can keep track of it and update your gear as conditions dictate.

Leisure Point Resort
(302) 945-2000
Millsboro, DE
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 15-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Tall Pines*
(302) 684-0300
29551 Persimmon Rd
Lewes, DE
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Delaware Seashore SP
(302) 539-7202
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Salt Water Swimming, Boating, Saltwater Fishing, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Castaways RV Resort & Campground*
(410) 213-0097
12550 Eagles Nest Rd
Berlin, MD
Campground Availability
Apr 01-Oct 31
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Salt Water Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketb

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Trap Pond SP
(302) 875-2392
Laurel, DE
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Family Camp
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry, Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Pond Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Cape Henlopen SP
(302) 645-2103
Lewes, DE
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Salt Water Swimming, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Tennis, Basketball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Treasure Beach RV Park*
(302) 436-8001
37291 Lighthouse Rd
Selbyville, DE
Campground Availability
May 01-2nd Sunday in Oct
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball<

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Big Oaks Family Campground*
(302) 645-6838
35567 Big Oaks Ln
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Campground Availability
May 01-Nov 01
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Fort Whaley Campground*
(410) 641-9785
11224 Dale Rd
Whaleyville, MD
Campground Availability
Mar 01-Dec 01
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Gol

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Lost Lands RV Park
(302) 436-9450
Bearhole Road
Fenwick Island, DE
 
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How to Pick the Best Campsite

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Camping Life Corner: How to Choose the Best Campsite




How to Pick the Best Campsite
Tips and tricks to help you get the best site for your money
By Stuart Bourdon

Having a wonderful camping experience is a combination of factors. Some of those are providential, and a few are completely out of your hands. Luckily, there are some you can control. It's impossible to control the weather, but you can keep track of it and update your gear as conditions dictate. And the campground may not always offer many choices, depending upon its size and reservation level. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow and enjoy. The good news—with proper planning, quick and accurate assessment in the field, and some flexibility, you should be able to find just the right spot in any campground.

Private and public campgrounds both have a place on the outdoor destination roster. Which you choose often has to do with your style of camping. Private campgrounds (KOA, Jellystone, etc.) offer a more controlled and manicured park-like atmosphere where the focus is often on activities (movie nights for kids) and recreational facilities (pools, etc.) inside the campground, and are more likely to have full RV-camping amenities (power, water, sewer hookups). Public campgrounds (state parks, national parks and forests, Army Corps of Engineers) tend to deliver a wilder, less controlled experience, and activity and recreation are typically more outdoor-oriented (trail hiking, fishing, boating), and are less likely to provide power and sewer hookups.

Either way, you can improve your chances of an enjoyable, rewarding stay by paying heed to some simple guidelines.

Plan Ahead When Choosing a Campground

An advanced reservation is suggested for any campground, public or private, and for many, it's a must. If you make your reservation online that's fine, it's convenient and almost all campgrounds—public and private—offer online reservations now. Before you do, though, make a point of contacting someone (forest ranger or park manager) by phone (best) or e-mail (second best) to ask questions about the lay of the land. Have a campground map (most have one online) and orient it so you know which direction is North, East, South and West.

When making considering a campground, think about whether it's down in a valley, on top of a ridge, or half-way in between. Campgrounds down in the bottom of deep canyons and valleys can be colder during the day (especially in the morning) because of the lack of sun, and can be damp and subject to ground fog. Ridge top sites can be more exposed to weather extremes and make for a cold blustery camp. Sometimes finding a spot in the middle is best. One that's also sheltered from the wind, but exposed to morning sun, would make it the perfect find in our book.

Ask questions such as: Which way does the prevailing wind blow? Does it chance direction from morning to evening? Where are the trees and other prominent fea...

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