Tent Camping on the Guadalupe River

Outdoor adventures, family fun: Why America loves camping

USA Today

...Camping is an astonishingly popular summertime activity. On summer holiday weekends — Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day — many if not most campgrounds are filled. Those that accept reservations are booked months in advance. But weekdays are busy, too.

According to the 2014 American Camping Report which was prepared by the Outdoor Foundation with help from outdoor retail giant the Coleman Company, 41 million Americans went camping in 2013. That’s 14% of the United States population...