Accessible camping is fun, relaxing and surprising doable. For those of you who have never done it before, here are my tips on how to be a happy camper:

1. Call ahead to reserve an accessible site

There’s nothing worse than showing up at a campground, not getting the site you need and driving home totally dejected. It is risky to just show up at a campground hoping to get an accessible site. More and more people are reserving spots, in some cases a year ahead of time so you must call ahead. Go online, call ahead first, check for available accessible spots and reserve it.