3 Tips For Buying Land To Camp On

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3 Tips For Buying Land To Camp On

4 September 2019
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

If you love to spend your free weekends camping and exploring nature, one option that you might want to explore is purchasing your own land and setting up your own campsite. This will ensure that you always have a peaceful haven to get away from it all. Follow these tips when checking out potential land parcels to make sure they're suitable for camping.

Decide If You Want Any Type of Utilities on the Campsite

Each camper has their own vision of the ideal campground. Some campers prefer to keep their sites as simple as possible and forgo utilities like running water or an electrical hookup. However, other campers may prefer a campsite that at least has the option for utilities.

Take a moment to decide what, if any, utilities you want to have on the land you plan to use for your campsite. Assuming that the land doesn't already have utility lines, you'll need to see if you can run lines to the property, and if so, how much this will cost.

It can cost thousands of dollars to run a water line or add an electrical source to your land. You need to make sure that you budget for any costs associated with running utilities to the land parcel.

Investigate Your Options for Accessing the Property

You need to have a way of accessing the land that you purchase. Make sure that you're able to get to it via a public road or even a private road that your potential land parcel has permanent rights to.

If the parcel is surrounded by private parcels that have no public access point, you should keep looking. Even if you strike an agreement with the landowner of the surrounding land parcels to use their access point, there's no guarantee this agreement will last forever.

Look into Local Regulations That Limit Camping on Private Land 

When you're researching potential land sites, you need to thoroughly investigate rules and regulations that govern how that land may be used or restrict usage of the land. Don't assume that because you own the land, you're automatically allowed to set up your own campsite.

Some towns have restrictions that govern how long you can camp or how many nights you can camp over a specified period. There may be rules that govern whether or not you can erect structures on the land (like an outhouse or barn).

Consider purchasing land zoned for unrestricted usage. These parcels typically have the least stringent rules regarding what you can and can't do on the land.

For more information about land for sale in your area, contact a realtor.