Howdy Claire & welcome to the family
Heaps of individual campers out there quite happily camping on their own....and with their Pets just to pleased to welcome you into their fun times.(happy hour)
You ask-----Also, what do you do with your dogs when camping? Back home we just used a cage that the dog slept in under the awning,
You can do the same here BUT be very contious of ''Snakes'' getting into the cage....your Pet could be defenseless (sp)....not being able to escape.
My Bro-in-law not long ago returned from a camping trip where one of their group got bitten as he climbed out of their caravan.....Seems the Snake was attracted to the DAWGS water bowl left outside the door...
We haven't camped down your way yet ourselves....but its on our ''to do'' list
Life is not about how hard you can hit, but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.