4 Kinds of Campgrounds
There are four kinds of campgrounds. They can best be illustrated by constructing a grid with x and y axes. If we assign Location as the y-axis and Amenities and Activities as the x-axis, the grid can be divided into four quadrants. As you go higher on the y-axis, you go from urban to rural; as you move from left to right on the x-axis, you go from absolutely no amenities/activities to campgrounds with a ton of them. Those with many amenities and activities I call resorts and those with few or none, parks. Those that are in rural areas I describe as nature campgrounds while those in the urban areas I call city campgrounds. Here’s more on each of the kinds of RV campgrounds you’ll have to choose from.
Nature RV Resorts
We chose this kind of campground in North Carolina when we explored the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a great place to go home to. Each space had a sizable deck looking out over a fresh spring, and we were surrounded by large trees. The campground had hiking trails, a lake for fishing and boating, a clubhouse with billiards, table tennis, and other game tables, plus tennis and volleyball courts and a nine-hole golf course.
City RV Resorts
What immediately comes to mind is the campground just six miles from Disney World and within walking distance of a strip mall and a big grocery chain. The large clubhouse was filled with tables for games plus billiards and table tennis. There was a large TV room, a gift shop, and even a diner. Guests also had access to a fitness center, hot tubs, pools, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, and a mini-golf course. The resort regularly hosted dances with live bands, concerts, and craft and hobby clubs.