Many campers will arrive early in the day so they can drive through the campgrounds and look for the ideal spot. They want a spot with a scenic view and that’s relatively flat. That way you can pitch your tent or park your RV and still take in the lake or valley view. For safety sake, remember not to set up your tent or RV at the base of a cliff, where loose or falling rock can fall from above.
Also, avoid setting up under a dead tree that has not fallen, or under a lone-tree that could become a magnet for lightning during a thunderstorm. If possible, get a spot that’s up a bit higher, that way if it rains, the water will roll away from your tent or RV.
Also, look for natural wind blocks, like large boulders, rocky outcrops, or trees. Setting up here will keep wind at a minimum, so you can spend more time around that campfire. Now, where did those marshmallows go?