Picking the Perfect Campsite

Camping Tips -

Picking the Perfect Campsite

Camping is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors with family & friends, whether your a seasoned camper or just getting started, here are a few key tips to consider when choosing a campsite.

* A good idea to find the best site to fit your needs would be to take a drive around the park and check out whats available, keep in mind of what camping needs to keep in mind, bathroom/shower house location is a plus, for convenience.

* Always arrive before dark, the best sites are usually taken by later in the day.

* When it comes to garbage containment, it's always good to not camp next to a dumpster, especially during a holiday weekend when the park can be extremely busy meaning there will be a lot of camp food scraps that will become rather "smelly" after a few hot days.. Find a tree that is upwind to tie up your garbage, this also helps to keep critters out.

* Avoid setting up camp in a high grassy area, makes a great insect haven.

* When camping always keep in mind how weather can make a difference in the outcome of your safety, Get the best protection from lightning by camping near a dense grouping of trees, all the same height in a low area away from water is always a good idea.

* And last but not least become familiar with identifying poison ivy and poison oak, when in doubt avoid "leaves of 3"

Following these simple guidelines will assure a safe and enjoyable camping trip.

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