|tourism = caravan_site|
|A place where you can stay in a caravan overnight or for longer periods.|
|Rendering in openstreetmap-carto|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
A caravan site, caravan park or RV park is a place where people with caravans / motorhomes / recreational vehicles can stay overnight, or longer, in allotted spaces known as "pitches" or "sites". They usually provide facilities including toilets, waste disposal, water supply, power supply etc.
Motorhome pitches are usually designed only for short-term (two to three nights) of recreational vehicles that have a closed sewer system and an on-board toilet (autonomous vehicles). Therefore, an RV parking space usually differs in the following points from a campsite:
- The arrival or departure may at any time, even at night, take place.
- There is no reception, where you would have to log on or off.
- The construction of tents, awnings is usually not allowed.
- The stay is limited to a few nights, seasonal or permanent camping is not permitted.
- Lower rates, perhaps free.
For fee-based courses, the fee is usually payable at a ticket machine or a checkout of trust, rarely with a cashier who comes to certain times of the square. Sometimes a "donation" is also also asked for a voluntary contribution to costs. They may also have some space for tents. If a site is primarily for tents, it should be tagged as tourism=camp_site
This tag is not for mapping places for (unoccupied) storage of caravans / RVs (though some caravan sites may offer that as a service).
How to Map
- name=* - the name of the caravan site
- operator=* - the company/organization running the site
- capacity=* - how many pitches are available
Mapping Facilities Within the Site
If the positions are known, facilities within the site can be mapped as separate nodes or areas:
- amenity=drinking_water where humans can obtain smaller quantities of potable water for consumption
- amenity=water_point where you can get larger amounts of "drinking water" for filling a fresh water holding tank
- amenity=sanitary_dump_station for chemical toilets and waste water ("grey water").
POI files and map
User:Marmai provides POI downloads and a map of RV parks in Europe.
- camp_site=* - Classification of "legal" camp sites.
- camp_type=* - Classification of campgrounds that are accessible for the general public by their designation and commercial operation.
- Proposed features/Extend camp site
- Camping facilities for overlanders