The perfect family campsite...

Look for a canopy of trees, high ground, room to move, a level place for your tent, and some isolation from other campsites

... offers some isolation from other campsites to lessen impact on neighbors and afford privacy

... sits close to parking (which includes room for extra cars if grandparents or others are visiting)

... has a tree canopy that allows morning sun and provides afternoon shade

... rests on high ground so you don't wake up in a cold-air pocket in the morning

... is close to natural features that make fun, age-appropriate adventures for kids

... is near ― but not too near ― the rest room

... provides room to move around

... has a large level area for a big tent

... is within easy walking distance of the ranger's campfire show

... features a campfire area free of flammable debris and low overhanging branches