Do you know what these important RV terms mean? If you're fairly new to RV camping, things may seem overwhelming at first. We've put together a list of important vocabulary you will probably encounter to help you get started. But for even more in-depth assistance we offer RV Basic Training Camps right here at Clear Lake Campground, a fun way to learn all about your RV.
Do you like to camp but don't like hauling your tent and setting it up? Would you like to sleep in a sturdy, spacious tent with a floor and cots? Clear Lake Campground has the perfect glamping solution.
Our 3 large partially-furnished canvas tents sleep a maximum of 4 people each. They're already set up so all you have to do is bring your bedding and cooler and make yourself at home. Tent #2 has 4 single cots, #3 has a queen bed, and #4 has 2 single cots. 2 additional people can sleep on the floor in tents 3 and 4.
Your space includes a 16 foot diameter canvas bell tent, picnic table, BBQ, and parking for one car. Water and electricity are outside on the site and there's electricity inside too. An outdoor sink and portable toilet are nearby.
Of course you'll also have access to our swimming pool, showers, boat launch, outdoor games, and other campground amenities. Sorry, no pets are allowed in the tents. Also no smoking or cooking is allowed inside and we allow propane camp fires only (we can provide a propane fire pit if needed).
Canvas tents are available from late spring through early fall with a 2-night minimum. Our restrooms and showers are closed from late fall through early spring so we can't accommodate any tent campers, including in our canvas tents.
It's just like tent camping but we pitched a beautiful tent for you so it's more like glamping! You're also welcome to book one of our other sites and bring your own tent.
Why Should I Consider a Camping Vacation?
Camping on your vacation has many benefits. Whether you want to travel in a fully equipped RV or want to sleep outside under the stars, camping is a great choice for anything from a short getaway to a long road trip. Camping offers options to suit everyone, from families and groups of friends to couples and single travelers. Once you have your basic equipment, you have the freedom to explore close to home or anywhere across the country. Let's look at a few of the good things about camping:
Why camp at Clear Lake Campground?
Clear Lake Campground is right on the shore of Cache Creek, across from Anderson Marsh State Park. Campers can enjoy fishing, boating, bird watching, or just relaxing right at camp and there are plenty of things to do in the area. We offer a variety of sites with full hook-ups and a few sites for tent camping only. We also offer kayak and canoe rentals.
For more information about Camp, see our Frequently Asked Questions.
If you want to try camping in an RV before you commit to buying one, consider renting one through our affiliate, RVShare.
2022 Update: we don't have Basic Training Camp dates set yet for 2022. Watch our Facebook page for updates.
Are you new to RV camping or have questions about getting the most out of your RV? The RV Basic Training workshop at Clear Lake Campground is for you!
Join a fun, interactive 2 night campout for new RV owners led by Tony and Peggy Barthel of Stressless Camping. Learn all the basics of how to operate your RV, how to make it last a long time, and how to keep it looking good and in top shape. This workshop is held at Clear Lake Campground on the shore of Cache Creek, with campsites perfect for small to midsize trailers or RVs with lengths of 30 feet or less.
During the workshop you'll get basic instruction on RV systems plus tips and hints to make the most of that new RV. Topics will include using and maintaining systems and how to make every camping experience a StressLess Camping experience. You'll have a chance to ask questions and get hands on experience. Of course, social distancing and health safety will be practiced during the workshop at all times.
Camping, especially in your own RV, is considered the safest way to travel these days so more people are turning to RVs - and finding that they need help learning to operate them.
Stressless Camping says, "While RV dealers tend to cover these same topics, generally that lesson takes about an hour and is equated to drinking from a fire hose. This is a slower pace and with the individual’s own RV so they can learn to operate it with greater success and experience fewer challenges along the way."
“The good thing about the RV space is that there is something for anyone - from small tent trailers to luxurious mobile palaces,” said Tony Barthel, “RVing can be a wonderful escape from the crowds or bring you closer to friends and family. You can truly define your own experience!”
You'll also want to be sure you know what these RV terms mean.
If you want to rent an RV to try it out first, check our affiliate RVShare.
Consider adding an extra night or more to practice what you're learned, relax at camp, or explore Lake County activities and places to go.
Martha Bakerjian is a part-time employee at Clear Lake Campground and writes a web site about Italy: