The earlier the better is a good rule of thumb in getting the best choice of campsites at the campgrounds. Depending on your preference you can be close to the bathrooms for convenience or further from the restrooms for seclusion. Getting the tent up before dark can also save you a lot of frustration. A practical hint in setting up your tent would be to practice before you leave home on your car camping trip. Setting up your campsite further away from the trash disposal area is prudent to avoid the insects they attract.
It can be tempting to use your car light to illuminate the area at night– don’t do this it will wear your battery right out. Instead, use a real propane lantern. Your car camping experience will be even more enjoyable when you follow a few practical tips. For obvious reasons take along extra toilet paper, don’t forget the sunscreen and insect repellent and pack a first aid kit. Also, be sure to shower before you head out because unless the campground has nice shower