When my husband and I bought a new travel trailer, we constructed a site pad from old bricks we had collected for many years for the travel trailer to be parked on; we used fluorescent paint to mark the bricks that the back wheels of the trailer should be parked on; we back filled the area with shale rock. A vacant area with two trees is next to the campsite pad.
We have converted that area into our campsite area. It was cleared out and bricks were laid around the perimeter of the area; bricks were laid around the two trees to outline the trees and also for signs to be placed to identify our camping area. A fire pit is in the center; a large bench is at the back of the campsite area that has railroad ties at the back to prevent the area from erosion. A large wooden spool that electrical wire was rolled on has been painted and will be used as a side table by the large bench; a small picnic table will be placed nearby the fire pit; chairs will be placed for comfort; a hammock will be placed outside the area on two existing posts.
We live in a rural area so the environment feels like we are at a campground. We can enjoy the area as a campground when we cannot take a trip in our travel trailer; plus we can use the travel trailer to sleep in after having our "camping" experience at our campground!
The "campground" area was my christmas gift from my husband this year; it is still under construction but I cannot wait to use it with our family!
By Wandajo from Tennessee