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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


The tag tourism=camp_site is used to map a campsite (UK) or campground (North American): an area, usually divided into a number of pitches, where people can camp overnight using tents, camper vans or caravans (aka RVs or motorhomes).

(In American English, the term campsite is generally synonymous with the UK English term camp pitch: tourism=camp_pitch).

A tourism=camp_site may be:

  • A developed area with amenities such as electricity, drinking water, toilets, beaches for swimming, etc.
  • A backcountry area with little to no facilities, often accessible only by offroad vehicle or on foot.


A tourism=camp_site can be tagged as either a node node or an area area, but ideally as an area 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 Name of this campsite
operator 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.
lit yes/no Is the camp site lit at night?
addr Address
phone Contact phone number
website Campsite website
capacity:persons number Maximum number of visitors (often limited at backcountry sites)
capacity:tents number Number of pitches available for tents. The tag maxtents=* is also used for this.
capacity:caravans number Number of pitches available for caravans/RV
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/leashed Are dogs allowed?
group_only yes/no Is it a group-only campground?
motor_vehicle yes/no Whether motor vehicles (motorcycles, cars, trucks, caravans) are allowed.
nudism yes/no/accepted/required Is nudism permitted?
openfire yes/no Are fires permitted?
reservation yes/no/recommended/required Are reservations possible, recommended 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.
hot_water yes/no Availability of warm water (e.g. cooking)
internet_access yes/no/wlan Provision of access to the internet. wlan wireless internet, e.g. WiFi.
kitchen yes/no Whether a kitchen is available
picnic_table yes/no Whether picnic tables are available
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.
shower yes/no/hot/cold Are showers available?
swimming_pool yes/no Whether the campsite has a swimming pool
toilets yes/no Are toilets available?
washing_machine yes/no If there's a clothes washing machine available
waste_disposal yes/no Are there places to dispose waste?
smokefree yes/no No exceptions, no smoking at any time in any part of building or outdoor area.

Additional Features

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

Key Value Comment
camp_site reception Proposed feature. Reception/check in. (Campground office.)
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 shower 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
amenity bear_box A box used to temporary store food away from wild animals
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 playground A playground for children
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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