Should you go dispersed camping or prepared campground camping. Well first, let’s define primitive camping and prepared campground camping.
Dispersed camping is where facilities and utilities such as restrooms, running water, and electricity are not provided. This type of camping is more akin to finding your own camping location and not going to predefined camping locations.
Some people take dispersed camping even a little further and try and limit the gear, food, and comforts they bring with them. They try to make their experience as “primitive” as possible.
Prepared Campground Camping
This type of camping is where you camp at predetermined “camping” spots. These locations often have utilities like bathrooms/toilets, running water, metal fire pits, picnic tables, etc.
At some of these campgrounds, you might have to pay for a camping site and reserve a spot weeks in advance to ensure you get a spot.
Which One is Right For You?
Let’s take a moment to break down some of the pros and cons of each of these types of camping.
Ultimately It’s Up To You
So the choice is up to you to decide between dispersed camping or prepared campground camping. Try them both and find out what you like. If this is your first camping trip, I would recommend going with prepared campground camping. It eliminates a few aspects to worry about and gives you an easier way to simply get out an camp.
Alright been camping a handful of time but haven’t tried dispersed camping yet? Give it a try. You might be surprised how much you enjoy being out in the wilderness without other neighbors.
Regardless of what type of camping you do, just have fun with family and friends. Camping is a great way to unwind and relax.