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A campsite is a place used for camping. It can be specifically set aside for campers, to be used for a fee, or created impromptu while backpacking. Dedicated campsites are usually found clustered together in a campground[?].

Dedicated campsites usually have some amenities for campers. Common amenities include, listed roughly in order from most to least common:

Camping outside a designated campsite is often forbidden. In the US, many national and state parks[?] have dedicated campsites and sometimes also allow impromptu camping by visitors. U.S. national forests often have established campsites but generally allow camping anywhere, except within a certain distance of water sources.

The Kampgrounds of America[?] (KOA) is a large chain of commercial campgrounds located throughout the US. Many travellers prefer to use KOA, or similar campsites, as an alternative to hotels or motels.

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