Now it the ideal time to begin planning your spring camping trip! Camping is more popular than ever before, so it is never to early to get started, whether gathering the gear you need or making a reservation at your favorite campgrounds. Here, the team at Campark, Niagara Falls, Canada offer these tips to prepare for a successful camping trip this spring. At Campark, you’ll find camping at its best whether you prefer tent camping, RV camping, or “camping” in a rustic cabin. Campark has you covered with plenty of ways to stay and lots of activities to enjoy. Let’s get ready!
The First Rule of Successful Camping
As you make ready for your camping adventure the first rule after a winter inside, is examining all your gear. In most cases, your camping essentials have been packed away for the cold winter months, which means you need to pull it all and examine its condition before you go. Even if you have been camping this winter, it always best to check your gear before you spring trip. You may have forgotten to make a needed repair or you may need to replace gear that is no longer in good condition. You definitely don’t want to arrive at your camping destination only to find repair or replacement of essential gear is needed.
Unpredictable Spring Weather
Let’s face it, spring weather can be gorgeous, but is can also be unpredictable. Always check the forecast before you make your final plans. In the spring, temperatures have a wide range, from warm and comfortable by day to dipping into freezing territory by night. Knowing what to expect in terms of temperatures can help you prepare well and keep your trip enjoyable and your fellow campers comfortable. If storms or strong winds are in the forecast, and you will be tent camping with the family, you might want to adjust your plans or your accommodations with the weather forecast in mind.
When tent camping, tarps are a great addition to your collection of camping gear because of their ability to keep your tent dry as well as warm. Consider the addition of a large tarp tied to surrounding trees above your tent. It should look like an A-frame roof when your done, higher in the center with sloping sides so inclement weather can easily roll off the sides. In like manner, a tarp beneath your tent will protect those inside from the effects of the cold, wet ground.
As mentioned, nighttime conditions are changeable, with temperatures often dipping low. You’ll want to have sleeping bags rated for a minimum of 40°F and consider placing foam pads beneath your sleeping bags as another barrier against the cold, damp ground.
Layers, Layers, Layers
Because spring weather is so unpredictable, packing the right clothes is the key to a comfortable and enjoyable camping trip. Layers are the best way to dress appropriately, allowing you to remove layers as needed on the warmest days and add on layers if the weather turns cold. No matter the season, waterproof gear, like boots and jackets, are always a good idea.
Make Campark Your Home Base in Niagara Falls Canada
When planning your spring camping trip to Niagara Falls, Canada, Campark is the perfect home away from home for you and your family. You’ll enjoy camping in the idyllic countryside, only five kilometers from the Canadian Falls. Plus, WEGO (the local shuttle bus) will deliver to the Falls as well as all the local area attractions. On top of that, Campark also offers lots of activities for the entire family including a heated pool, Mini-Putt, playgrounds, and more. Call today and make your spring camping plans at Campark!