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Public-images-osm logo.svg tourism = camp_site
2009-07-26 Ekeberg Camping.JPG
An area where people can camp overnight using tents, camper vans or caravans.
Group: Tourism
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: In use


See Wikipedia-16px.png campsite on Wikipedia

A campsite or campground is an area, usually divided into a number of pitches, where people can camp overnight using tents or camper vans or caravans. There may be various amenities associated with it such as electricity, drinking water, toilets, beach for swimming, etc.

There are two types of campsites:

  • a dedicated area with improvements and various facilities
  • an impromptu area (as one might decide to stop while backpacking or hiking)


A tourism=camp_site can be tagged as either an area or a node, but ideally as an area if the perimeter is known. There is a proposal for a better method of tagging campsites with all the attributes and amenities relating to it by using the site relation.

The table lists tags which can be added to the campsite. Ideally amenities (showers, drinking water, etc) are mapped at their physical locations but otherwise add them to this object so at least people know it exists somewhere around the site.

Key Value Element Comment
name * Node Name of this campsite
fee yes/no attribute If a fee is payable for this campsite
opening hours attribute Specify the opening hours/seasons for this campsite.
phone attribute
website attribute
address attribute
wikipedia attribute
maxtents / capacity * Node Maximum number of tents
tents yes/no Node
caravans yes/no Node
openfire yes/no Node Whether an open-fire is permitted or not
backcountry yes/no Node Backcountry camping without facilities. The access is usually restricted to foot, bicycle, canoe or ski.
scout yes/no Node Is it a scoutcamp?
group_only yes/no Node Is it only usable for a group, eg. Church Groups, Schools, Clubs, Family Groups, Conferences
impromptu yes/no Node Whether the site is situated in an impromptu area or not? Prompted by the occasion rather than being planned in advance.
internet_access wlan attribute Provision of access to the internet, typically via WiFi.
sanitary_dump_station yes/no/customers Place to dump RV holding tanks.
camp_site basic/standard/serviced/delux A classification scheme.
drinking_water yes/no/unknown Node Availability of water to drink. 'No' is a clear statement however, 'Yes' might be better replaced by one of the amenity tags at most camping facilities. See 'Additional Features' below.

Additional Features

Where these additional features are present they can be mapped, preferably as separate nodes or areas at the appropriate location:

Key Value Element Comment
Camp Site Reception Proposed feature. Reception/check in.
Camp Site Camp Pitch Proposed feature. Would show individual site in a campground. Can number/label it using ref=*, although it isn't currently rendered by mapnik.
Amenity Toilets
Amenity Showers
Amenity BBQ
Amenity Bench
Amenity Waste Disposal
Amenity Recycling
Amenity Sanitary Dump Station
Amenity Boat Rental
Amenity Boat Storage Where the boats are stored if they offer rentals or if you bring your own.
Amenity Parking
Amenity Drinking Water Only water source with rendered icon. Could combine with water_tap or water_point?
Amenity Water Point For large amounts of water eg to fill water tanks
Amenity Watering Place Watering place for animals
Man Made Water Tap Could be connected to a caravan.
Leisure Firepit Firepit or fireplace.
Leisure Picnic table
Leisure Swimming pool
Shop Laundry
Shop Firewood Not official, but has been used[1]
Vending Ice Cubes Where they sell ice for keeping food cool.
Power Supply Power connection point. May be connected to a caravan.
Natural Tree A single tree, good for shade.
Natural Tree Row A line of trees. More shade.
Highway Service For most minor camp roads
Dog yes/no/leashed/etc Proposed feature. Would be good for explicitly showing dog beaches, etc.

Rendering (proposal)

Camp-one.png Camp-two.png Camp-three.png Campsite.png

I think we should have different kinds of icons for the differend kinds of campsites. (See above). Green (only tents), green with a little campfire (backcountry, no services, campfires allowed), blue (caravans - rv allowed), red (large campsites, lots of services, long term or semi-permanent residents) and so on.

See also