Talk:Camping

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Additions?[edit]

We have an article at Black Rock City with a redirect from Burning Man, the annual festival held there. I'd say that since it involves camping, it should be linked from here but it does not really fit in either current section.

A search for "national park" turns up a few things like National parks of Venezuela, many articles on specific parks, and mentions in many country or region articles. However, there is no overview article on these parks. Would it be good to create one so this article could link to it? Pashley (talk) 20:19, 10 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]

That would be reasonable, campground is a redirect to the disambiguation page and national parks, provincial parks, municipal campgrounds, cabin, cabins, outfitters all redlink. We have car camping and leave-no-trace camping but pitching a tent at a commercial campground falls through the cracks, as do the parks and marinas. All I find about cottages is that they can be rented in Canada. Our campsite coverage is uneven. K7L (talk) 22:21, 10 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I am sure also cottages/cabins and camping are discussed in some country articles and travel topic articles about specific regions, but yes, they would deserve general travel topic pages.
Marinas should be covered in cruising on small craft, unless it is common to rent a boat just for lodging (houseboats are mentioned in Sleep in a way suggesting such a practice). Houseboats should perhaps be an article of its own.
--LPfi (talk) 17:41, 11 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I copied most of the Sleep#Camping here. There is still very much a lack of information on commercial campgrounds and the like. --LPfi (talk) 08:18, 19 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Companies where you rent a tent/mobile home on a campsite[edit]

Swept in from the pub

It appears we have a rather big blind spot when it comes to camping in general, but this issue in particular. I don't know how well known this concept is outside of Europe, but basically, what companies such as Eurocamp do is they rent spaces at a campsite and then put there own tents, bungalows and whatnot there for customers to rent fully furnished. In essence you get the comfort of a vacation rental or hotel while still going camping and often at a better price than a hotel would've been. Plus you are not bound by what your car can carry and can arrive via train, bus or plane, as the most stuff (tent, dishes and so on) is already there. Should we have a travel topic on that? Should we mention the companies present in campsite listings? Does this phenomenon exist outside Europe at all? Hobbitschuster (talk) 13:26, 22 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

I've seen advertisements for one of these in California. I don't know what that type is called. I asked Mr Google and came up with http://www.gocampingamerica.com/findpark which has a list of "site options". None of them really seemed to be "tent that is already pitched for you". Perhaps you'd search under w:yurts, w:teepees, or w:cabins? ("Cabin" implies a permanent structure.) A "Park Model RV" seems to be the vehicular version. WhatamIdoing (talk) 15:09, 22 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]