Car Camping with Kids: The Essential Packing List
Written by Andrea Leigh Ptak
The beauty of car camping (See related article, "Car Camping with Kids: The Essential Guide") is that anything that will fit in your car can be brought. While some people pack to the max, loading up with extravagant kitchen set-ups, gas grills, lounge chairs and aero-beds, a car camping veteran like me recommends traveling a little lighter.
Here’s my must-have checklist for car camping with kids.
For the campsite
For your outdoor kitchen
In addition to the clothes you might want to wear (jeans, shorts, tank tops, t-shirts — even dresses), be sure to bring these essentials:
*You can get these at the area ranger station, or outdoor stores like REI, and sometimes at the “general store” in towns near the campgrounds.