TWO RIVERS, WI – No RV right now, no problem. I’m taking you on my first time car camping… Let’s Do This! And this is when you would insert your “Wooo” if you were watching a normal “RVJedeye” video, however in this video, I’m going “Car-V-Jedeye” so no “Wooo.”

Let’s set the table for you quickly. I was already to start the RV season this year and on my very first trip, my roof blew off!  I was out all of one night and luckily got it back to my storage unit, where it is sitting right now as I wait to get it fixed later this summer.

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|WHAT HAPPENED TO MY ROOF?

|WHAT’S UP WITH THE ROOF NOW?

So while I wait to get the RV fixed, I’ve decided I’m going to do some “Car Camping.” As usual, I turned to the Internet, specifically YouTube to do as much research as I could to figure out how to set up my car for this. The really cool thing, is that there are a lot of folks doing it and even some in the exact same car that I have, a Subaru Crosstrek.

For my first outing, I followed my same rule of thumb as I did with my first time out with my RV, “go some place relatively close to home.” That’s exactly what I did, I booked a tent site at “Point Beach State Forest” in Two Rivers Wisconsin.

Not too far from home, this was a good spot to test everything out. If something went bad, I was still close enough to get home, luckily that wasn’t the case.

“Point Beach,” is truly another great Wisconsin State Park… my hats off to the Wisconsin DNR. I’ve really enjoyed all of the state parks that I’ve been to in my RV and now my car.

In my next video, I’ll go into more details regarding my actual car camping set up, so that if you’re interested in trying it out, you can see what I did specifically.  Because I want you all to still get the same type of information as if I were RVing, here is the nitty gritty on the trip: 

  • I stayed there 2 nights, where after taxes it worked out to be $23.87 per night
  • I stayed in site #49… It was easy to get into. It is also next to an “out house” or bathroom
  • Cell service was not strong for me in the area. I have AT&T.
  • The sites have some separation between them, however you can hear pretty much everyone in the park
  • I booked online through the Wisconsin DNR website.
  • According the DNR Site:

“Point Beach State Forest features 3,000 acres of land and 6 miles of sandy beach along the shores of Lake Michigan. Point Beach offers family campsites, two large group cabins and an outdoor group camp. A popular feature within the property is the Rawley Point Lighthouse, which has been operated and maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard since 1853.”

It got cold… in the 30s when I was there and it was little tough overnight, however all in all, not a bad first “Car Camping” outing. 

Tell me, have you ever car camped? Drop a note in the comments below, I’d love to know!

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