Car camping means different things to different people. To the more established among us, car camping is hopping out of the car and into the air-conditioned camper.
To others, it means climbing into the backseat and passing out with an old towel for a blanket.
To everyone else, it’s setting up camp near the comfort and carrying capacity of your automobile.
That is, when you go camping in the backcountry, you have to bring just the necessities. When you car camp, you’re able to bring along extra comforts like lawn chairs, ice buckets, and extra-large pillows.
Find a Campsite
Car camping is easily done in most state and local parks around the U.S.
Select a campsite that fits your needs—most parks offer everything from RV sites with electric hookups and water to “primitive” sites that have little more than a fire ring and a picnic table….