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Portland, Ore., May 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the top U.S. camping app, The Dyrt, released new data indicating that camping will be more popular than ever this year, surpassing last year’s record-breaking season.
“The surge of new campers is like nothing I’ve seen in the last decade,” said Kevin Long, CEO of The Dyrt. “And those who camped for the first time last year are coming back for more. It’s really fun to see so many newcomers making camping a permanent part of their lives.”
The Dyrt has the largest community of campers in the US and their Annual Camping Report discovered that 71% of campers plan to camp more this summer. Campers were quoted saying:
The Dyrt also has the most comprehensive database of campgrounds in the US. They surveyed campground owners and found that 91% expect more campers this summer. Campground owners were quoted saying:
With all of this camping demand, The Dyrt is focusing its efforts on helping people have the best camping experience this year.
“If you want to go camping and don’t have reservations already, start planning now,” explains Long. “There are still lots of places to go, but things are filling up fast.”
The Dyrt has compiled its Top 5 Tips to help people find campsites this summer.
#1: Plan Ahead: Popular government campgrounds fill up in advance
Reservations at popular campgrounds like national parks have been filling up since January. If you haven’t booked a site yet, you may want to do so now. Rec.gov is the booking platform for many government-run campgrounds nationwide with over 2400 to choose from.
#2 Explore Alternatives: Go beyond government campgrounds
There are plenty of places to camp besides famous national parks. Glamping is booming thanks to companies like Tentrr that offer beautifully staged safari tents, which make the camping experience easier and more upscale. If you have an RV, there are thousands of private campground options that can be found on niche sites like RVonTheGo.
#3: Camp For Free: Public land allows free camping for all
Did you know you can camp for free on most National Forest and Bureau of Land Management land? Finding these areas has been a challenge in the past, but thanks to apps like The Dyrt PRO, which show public land map boundaries and your GPS location, campers can now easily and confidently find free camping away from the crowds. As always, remember to leave no trace.
#4: Keep Checking Back: Watch for cancellations
Many people are booking a spot that they don’t end up keeping. That means cancellations and last-minute vacancies. Keep checking back at your favorite campgrounds to be the first to grab open sites. You can also use services like Campnab that do this work for you for a small fee.
#5: Be Careful with First-Come First-Serve: Go early and have backups ready
In some cases, gone are the days where you could show up at a beautiful campground on a Friday night and find a site. If you’re going the first-come first-serve route, plan to get to the campground as early in the week as possible. And ideally, have multiple campgrounds in the area as backups.
About The Dyrt
With over 1 million campsites, reviews, and tips, The Dyrt PRO makes it easy to find camping. Try PRO free for 7 days — available now on the web, iOS, and Android.
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