You might not be able to camp right this minute, but you can start getting ready for the camping season ahead.
The more you prep now, the less hassle you'll have when you get ready for your first trip of the season.
Here are some tips for camping season prep to make sure you've got everything you need when you can get back in the great outdoors.
If you haven't already, sit down and map out when and where you want to camp this season. Make reservations now because campgrounds will fill up fast as the weather improves. If you're not sure where to stay, check out some of our favorite campgrounds.
Pull out your camping gear and check everything over. Make sure that all of your equipment is still working and that all of the pieces are still there. Make a list of things that are missing or needed and stock up before you head out for your first trip. Early spring is a great time to seal leaky tent seams, replace flashlight batteries and check the condition of the pump out houses for your RV. Taking an inventory now will save you from realizing you're missing a stake halfway through assembling the tent or noticing you're out of fuel for the camp stove right as you're ready to make dinner.
Nobody wants to sleep in a dusty tent or a musty RV. Your gear has been sitting all winter so give everything a good cleaning. Get the dust bunnies out of your hiking pack, wash the RV and season the cast iron so you can hit the road when the time comes.
Whether you winterized your RV with anti-freeze or just drained the water system, get everything up and running for the season. If you moved items like kitchen utensils into storage load them back into the RV and stock up on essentials like toiletries, paper products and cleaning supplies so that all you have to do is pack a bag for your first trip.
We put together a handy packing list to make sure you have everything you need for a great stay at Lebanon KOA. Download it now and give it a once over. If you see items you're missing grab them now so you'll be prepped and ready later.
When it's time to back for your camping trip print off the list and check items off as you pack!
That doesn't mean this area has to always be empty. When you start reviewing camping options, your history will display here to help compare sites and find the best stay. You will be able to share your stay information with friends or family and save it for a later time if you have a KOA.com Account.