Using Social Media To Plan Camping Trips

Although the stereotype of RVers might be an older couple cruising around the United States completing their bucket list, the modern camper is drastically different than in years past.

campgroundviewsSocial media and easy access to the world wide web has allowed RV and tent campers to share their experiences like never before.

Campgroundviews.com shares the adventure of RV and tent travel by encouraging camping enthusiasts to share videos, pictures, and reviews of campgrounds and RV parks.

The site is free to use and accessible via any web-enabled device at campgroundviews.com (SEE link below).

“Modern campers are more sophisticated than ever before. They are sharing their experience immediately and in a way that can impact the viability of campgrounds long term,” said founder Mark Koep.

“This sophistication in turn is changing the way traditional camping destinations reach out to potential visitors.”

The social media site has created first person videos allowing anyone with an Internet connection to see what is available before making plans. The videos are free for viewing on the company’s website and depict public and private parks in the area.

join-the-community3“Campgroundviews.com is popular with technologically savvy campers who readily travel with easy access to the world wide web,” said Koep.

“With built in video cameras in modern cell phones the RV and tent travelers are turning to video to share what a park looks like rather than worrying about writing detailed reviews or relying upon outdated printed guidebooks.”

“Our videos are provided by a wide range of campers serving as a testament to the value of seeing a place before traveling,” he added, noting all the videos are edited to remove personally identifiable information including faces and license plates.

Campgroundviews.com released 50 videos of RV parks and campgrounds at some of the most popular destinations in the Southwest including the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Williams, Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, and surrounding areas, the company announced earlier this week.

A few of the more popular parks included in the release are the forest service campgrounds closed by the recent Sedona area fires, the three KOA locations in Williams and Flagstaff, all of the National Park campgrounds in the South Rim area of the Grand Canyon, and several Arizona State Parks.

“Our goal is to build the single biggest resource of user submitted videos of parks across the nation. We are well on our way with more than 1,000 videos,” said Koep.

“This release of videos follows on the heels of additional videos of Phoenix, Mesa, and Quartzsite area campgrounds.”

A recent perusal of the campgroundviews.com revealed campgrounds and RV parks in Zion and Glacier national parks, Kaibab and Sequoia national forests, state parks in Arizona and Alabama, Army Corp of Engineers parks in Illinois, and private RV parks in Arizona (Prescott and Apache Junction), Alabama (Gulf Shores and Huntsville), Florida (Lake Wales and Seabring), and Colorado (Breckenridge and Idaho Springs).

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PrintFounded by the husband and wife team of Mark and Katarina Koep, CampgroundViews.com is backed by a team of dedicated professionals working to make this the “go-to” place for finding, seeing, and sharing your camping and RV travel adventures.

Campgroundviews.com shares the adventure of RV and tent travel by encouraging camping enthusiasts to share videos, pictures, and reviews of campgrounds and RV Parks.

The site is free to use.

Website: www.campgroundviews.com

Worth Pondering…

Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern and so do you.

—T.A. Barron

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