How often do you go camping throughout the year? Is it one of your favorite family activities? Camping in cabins or at a campground is becoming an increasingly popular activity for families in the United States. It is the perfect way for everyone to get away from their jobs and normal lives to enjoy the outdoors and time together as a family. You can even get a group of friends together to enjoy a weekend in a cabin. All you have to do is pick the date and the location to get started planning this fun trip.
Believe it or not, camping is an outdoor activity that many Americans choose to do every year. In 2010 alone, there were around 515 million camping trips. That means around 40 million people took time out of their busy lives to go camping with family or friends. If you have never been camping before, you may not quite understand why so many people are willingly choosing to spend their time in campgrounds with cabins or in tents. Once you give it a try, you?ll be hooked. For the majority of people who go camping, their main motivator for why they choose to do it simply that they enjoy the activity itself. They do not even need another reason.
Another great reason to go camping is that you do not always have to go far to enjoy some time away. The majority of the time that someone takes a camping trip to cabins in the woods or at a campground is within 150 million miles of where they live. You never have to go far when it comes to camping. All you have to do is find the closest place that allows you to pitch your tent, to park your RV or camper or that offers a campground with a cabin or multiple cabins to rent.
One of the most popular places to go on a camping trip is state parks. In the United States, state park campgrounds are actually the top place people choose to take a camping trip. Around 40% of campers select a state park as their destination if they can. Coming in second place behind state parks are national parks with 14% of people saying they would choose this as their destination. The third place winner with 10% is local park campgrounds.
When you choose a state park to camp at, the rates are usually reasonable and you can enjoy all the additional features of staying at a state park. There are usually plenty of places to get out and be active whether you choose to hike around the woods, bike or go for a run. There are usually plenty of places to enjoy a campfire, to cook food together and to generally enjoy your camping experience.
Have you ever been camping before? Do you prefer to stay in cabins at a state park, a tent, or at a different location like a national park? Let us know about your experiences camping and what your camping preferences are in the comments.