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An area where people can camp overnight using tents, camper vans or caravans. Edit or translate this description.
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Group: Tourism
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Status: de facto

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.


A tourism=camp_site can be tagged as either an area or a node, but ideally as an area if the perimeter is known.

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 Comment
Name of this campsite
Name of the campsite operator
camp_site basic/standard/serviced/deluxe An approved classification system related to the level of services and amenities.
stars 1 - 5 An alternative classification scheme, used in France for example.
fee yes/no Whether a fee is required to use this campsite
opening_hours Specify the opening hours and season for this campsite.
addr Address
phone Contact phone number
website Campsite website
capacity number Maximum number of visitors (often limited at backcountry sites)
tents yes/no Whether camping in tents is allowed
caravans yes/no Whether camping in vehicles is allowed
cabins yes/no Whether the site has cabins for rent
static_caravans yes/no Whether the site has static caravans
permanent_camping yes/no/only Wheather pitches are available for rent on a yearly or seasonal basis
backcountry yes/no Backcountry camping without facilities. The access is by non-motorized means.
dog yes/no Are dogs allowed?
group_only yes/no Is it only usable for a group, eg. Church Groups, Schools, Clubs?
nudism yes/no Is nudism permitted?
motor_vehicle yes/no Whether motor vehicles (motorcycles, cars, trucks, caravans) are allowed.
reservation yes/no/recommended/required Are reservations possible or required, or is it "first come, first served"?
scout yes/no Is it a scoutcamp? Also see leisure=summer_camp
bbq yes/no Whether a bbq (grill) is available
drinking_water yes/no Availability of water to drink.
internet_access yes/no/wlan Provision of access to the internet. wlan wireless internet, e.g. WiFi.
openfire yes/no Whether an open fire (e.g. camp fire) is permitted or not
power_supply yes/no Whether the site has electricity (e.g. for caravans)
sanitary_dump_station yes/no/customers Place to dump caravan and RV sewage holding tanks.
swimming_pool yes/no Whether the campsite has a swimming pool
washing_machine yes/no If there's a clothes washing machine available

Additional Features

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

Key Value Comment
camp_site reception Proposed feature. Reception/check in.
tourism camp_pitch Approved feature. Used to map individual tent or caravan sites within a campground, along with ref=*.
amenity toilets The location of a toilet
amenity kitchen A kitchen available for the use of guests or the public
amenity showers A shower for bathing
amenity bbq A permanently installed barbecue grill
amenity bench A bench for sitting
amenity waste_disposal A large bin or dumpster for disposing of bags of household waste
amenity recycling For a recycling bin, add recycling_type=container
amenity sanitary_dump_station A sanitary dump station for emptying caravan sewage tanks
amenity boat_rental A facility which offers boats for rent
amenity boat_storage A place where boats may be stored
amenity drinking_water A source of drinking water, such as a water fountain or tap.
amenity parking A place to park motor vehicles: car park or parking lot
amenity vending_machine Use with vending=ice_cubes for an ice dispenser.
amenity water_point A source of large amounts of water, e.g. to fill water tanks
amenity watering_place Watering place for animals to drink, e.g. a water trough for horses
highway service A service road: used for most minor camp roads
leisure firepit A firepit or fire ring.
leisure picnic_table A picnic table
leisure swimming_pool An artificial pool for swimming
man_made water_tap A water tap, which may or may not provide drinking water.
natural tree A single tree.
natural tree_row A line of trees.
shop laundry A laundry shop, e.g. launderette or laundromat
shop fuel A shop selling firewood or other fuels


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