6. Get a permit to set up camp
Most amateur backpackers make the mistake of hitching up a tent on any beach, park, or site they deem worthy. Good on you if you don’t get caught, but to be safe, be sure to visit this site to see which and how many campsites are available. Parks locates closer to the city are heavily regulated, and you’ll most likely get fined heavily if you camp without a permit. Most camping sites have water fountains and showering facilities to use – this should help get rid of a day’s worth of travel stank on you.