Among the millions of camping spots around the world, finding the one that suits you best can be difficult.
It may take years for you to find that one of a kind spot that you travel back to year after year.
Here are some tips for picking a great spot when you are camping on or near a river. [Riverside Camping]
How to choose the right spot on the river?
First you need to figure out what river at which you will camp. You might have to travel a bit to find the right one. It also depends upon what you want to do when you get there.
Do you want to canoe, kayak, fish or river raft? Your recreational expectations will need to be a consideration as well so you won’t be disappointed when you arrive.
If you are looking to do a little swimming and basking in the sun you will want a river camping spot that is more secluded than one that is popular with water recreationists.
If you want to fish, then finding a river near you that is known for the number and type of fish caught should be another consideration.
How close will you be to the wildlife? If your camping spots show a multitude of tracks from the local animal citizens then the spot might be a popular watering hole.
Avoid an area that seems to be where the denizens of the forest seem to gather. Look for a spot that is shady.
Having the sun beat down relentlessly on your camping spot can be uncomfortable to say the least.
You will also want a grassy surface that is fairly level for which to set up your tents. Make a fire pit if you don’t find one already there and be sure to follow all safety measures so that your fire doesn’t get out of control.
You will also want some privacy for campers to relieve themselves. Make a spot that you will use for the bathroom and ensure you don’t leave any toilet paper behind.
What is a requirement for some is an option for another, so before you unpack all your gear by the riverside, be sure that the spot you choose is everything you want it to be so that your camping trip is a success.
Mark the spot if it is ideal so that you can return there on your next camping trip.