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Old 03-23-2015, 11:46 AM   #1
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When I'm looking at a new campground I love to get recommendations from others, but I also almost certainly check out the website of the campground/park. What I find is that most campgrounds do a poor job of showing what the actual campsites look like on their website. This is a huge pet peeve of mine.

A few pictures would show things like distance between sites and woodsy vs. open-field sites. This would really help me make a decision about staying there, and choosing the area I want to stay in. While I'm sure their "Halloween Hoe-Down" of 3 years ago, was a huge success (with 75 pics to prove it), I would think most people are interested in the actual sites and other facilities. Their website should be there to give information to those that might want to stay there. Would a few representative snapshots of a few campsites in a few different areas really be that much trouble to post? It certainly wouldn't cost them any extra money to have 5-10 photos of their different types of sites. Anyone else experience this?

My usual method is to also check out the campground in "Satellite View" on both Google Maps and Apple Maps to get a feel for the campground, but that is only an aerial view.

Maybe I'm just needy . HA.
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:41 PM   #2
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This site doesn't include all campgrounds and sites. But I have found it helpful at times.

Campsite Photos, Camping Pictures, and Campground Reviews - campsitephotos.com
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:46 PM   #3
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After we look at the CG website, we use Google satellite view. Works pretty good for finding the sites we want and want to stay away from. DW is a pro at this now.

Lets us see which has trees, are to short...

Thank you Google!!! I believe that most of the satellite views are from 2013 and 2014.

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More and more campgrounds are including site-by-site snaps of each of the campsites. I find this extremely useful when making reservations. Guess this can only be a growing trend!
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:56 PM   #5
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Great idea on that link, Maromeo...I love it, but as you say, it doesn't have very many campgrounds covered.
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A good website for finding campgrounds is RVparky.com Some reviews and links to CG websites. Even a decent APP in playstore.

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Just checked out RVparky app. Love it. Thanks Murph
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Trip Advisor helps with reviews too. Seems to be more active than the popular RVPark Review.
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We mostly camp at state park style campgrounds. Reserve America and some of the government reserving sites have ok pictures of the sites, along with the websites mentioned. Often missing are good overall pictures of the site layout. I don't need to see a picture of what the picnic table and fire ring look like! I do want to see the site layout to see where they are placed. Often I get to a site and find the fire ring is too close to the camper to be able to have my awning out and a fire going at the same time.
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A few pictures would show things like distance between sites and woodsy vs. open-field sites. This would really help me make a decision about staying there, and choosing the area I want to stay in. ...



My usual method is to also check out the campground in "Satellite View" on both Google Maps and Apple Maps to get a feel for the campground, but that is only an aerial view.



Maybe I'm just needy . HA.

If you are needy then I am just as needy. For the corps of engineers campgrounds we do weekend trips at they do have some fairly good pictures but maybe they are an exception
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