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Benefits of Camping

Why Should I Consider a Camping Vacation?

Camping on your vacation has many benefits. Whether you want to travel in a fully equipped RV or want to sleep outside under the stars, camping is a great choice for anything from a short getaway to a long road trip. Camping offers options to suit everyone, from families and groups of friends to couples and single travelers. Once you have your basic equipment, you have the freedom to explore close to home or anywhere across the country. Let’s look at a few of the good things about camping:

  • Camping is a great way to get outside and enjoy outdoor activities. Many campgrounds are in or near beautiful settings offering recreational activities such as hiking, swimming, boating, kayaking, biking, or fishing. It’s an easy and fun way to get some exercise. Being outside is a safe and easy way to visit with friends or extended family that aren’t part of your household.
  • Camping is relaxing and helps relieve stress. Take a break from your usual hectic routine and relax at your camp site, sit by the pool or around a camp fire, or spend time visiting with your family and friends outdoors. Turn off your cell phone for awhile and enjoy the tranquility.
  • Camping offers opportunities to learn new skills, especially for children. Learn to fish, play new games, try new cooking techniques, or learn to identify plants, birds, or animals in the outdoors. Some campgrounds even offer seasonal planned events such as nature walks and ranger talks.
  • Camping is a great family activity. The whole family can easily participate in camping activities and spend time together away from the TV. Unlike at a hotel, the family can all stay together in one or more adjoining campsites, making travel easier. Many campgrounds have outdoor games the family can play together or children’s play areas.
  • Camping is a relatively inexpensive way to take a vacation. Most campgrounds cost less than other lodging in the same area. Saving money on food is easy since you can bring your own and cook right at your site rather than having to eat out. Many campgrounds offer free or low cost activities such as swimming pools, hiking trails, games, boat launches, and fishing spots.
  • Camping has been said to be the safest way to vacation during the pandemic. It’s easy to stay distanced from others and socialize outdoors. Especially if you’re traveling in an RV, you can keep pretty well isolated from others while still enjoying a vacation. According to the special COVID-19 edition of the North American Camping Report, sponsored by Kampgrounds of America, Inc.: “Campers and non-campers alike rank camping as the safest type of travel and RVs provide the ultimate in personal space for traveling.”
  • Campers can choose to be social or secluded, active or relaxed, cook or get food to bring back to camp. There are endless opportunities for everyone to choose how they want to spend their time. “68% of all campers agree that camping is a great way to escape the stress of everyday life and almost half of all campers say that camping has a ‘great deal of impact’ on reducing stress and allowing them to spend more time with their families.”, according to KOA Campgrounds.

Why camp at Clear Lake Campground?

Clear Lake Campground is right on the shore of Cache Creek, across from Anderson Marsh State Park. Campers can enjoy fishing, boating, bird watching, or just relaxing right at camp and there are plenty of things to do in the area. We offer a variety of sites with full hook-ups and a few sites for tent camping only. We also offer kayak and canoe rentals.

For more information about Camp, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you want to try camping in an RV before you commit to buying one, consider renting one through our affiliate, RVShare

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