At CampgroundViews.com we spend a lot of time making it easier for you to enjoy amazing camping trips. To this end we are proud to launch a new map search feature that allows you to quickly and easily search for parks within the results map. We put together a quick 2 minute tutorial that walks…

Boondocking is slang for parking and camping without hookups in a location that is not officially a campground. Those people you see parked in a Walmart parking lot… they are boondocking. Boondocking is most typically free of charge and takes place on BLM and forest service lands across the US (but mostly in the West).…

One of the big complaints about planning a camping trip is a complaint that centers around making reservations at campsites. Even today with ubiquitous internet it can be really difficult to make reservations. The following will examine why it is so hard to make a reservation for a campsite. Owner/ Manager Interest and Motives It…

Prices for campgrounds and RV parks have risen dramatically over the last 3 years. The RV industry is booming with sales breaking records. Driven in strong part by the retiring baby boomers RV parks and campgrounds are filling fast and taking advantage of the demand to raise rates. Saving money on camping takes a bit…

I have a little confession to make… I hate and try to avoid making reservations for campgrounds and RV parks. It sounds crazy I know what with all the news stories proclaiming how crowded campgrounds have become and how hard it is to reserve a site these days. Still after 8 years travelling around the…

While on a recent RV trip across the country we stayed a few nights at a state park out in the middle of the plains. The park is beautifully set overlooking a pretty lake and is lushly wooded with large Cottonwoods and other deciduous trees. As we pulled in to the site it was apparent…

A big part of the RV lifestyle is predicated on how you start it out… that initial purchase of a new RV. On our end we started RVing 8 years ago when we purchased a 3 year old fifth wheel and used truck. By sheer luck both decisions were solid and our timing was perfect;…

Using TripAdvisor for RV parks is like using a hammer to fix hail dents in a hood. Sure it works but you will not have a perfect result when completed. Over the last several years a new generation of RVers and campers has entered the market. Many of these people have successfully used TripAdvisor for…

Mark Koep, from CampgroundViews.com, was recently interviewed by Kevin Wallenbeck of RVingPlanet.com in an online webinar. The two discussed the RV lifestyle, things to consider when shopping and buying an RV, and how your camping habits impact the final type of RV you choose. RVingPlanet.com