Camping 101

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Find Your Campsite:

Use these resources to find your perfect campsite including tips, recreation activities offered and site amenities:

Don't forget your backyard can be the best campout spot of them all!


What To Bring:

Be sure to research what amenities are offered on-site before you pack to ensure you only bring what you need.
Download a copy of the camping checklist!

Shelter Clothing
  • Tent with rain fly
  • Rain gear and jacket
  • Extra Stakes
  • Moisture-wicking shirts, pants/shorts
  • Sleeping bag
  • Ankle-strong footwear
  • Blankets
  • Extra pairs of tall socks
  • Pillow
  • Swimsuit
  • Air mattress/sleeping pad/cot
  • Towels
  • Air pump
  • Wide brim hat and sunglasses
  • Camping chairs
  • Sleep wear
  • Map of camping location
  • Backpack for carrying gear
  • Lantern/flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
Food Preparation
  • Deodorant
  • Full bottles of water
  • Toilet paper
  • Protein packed snacks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Trash bags
  • Bug spray
  • Matches/lighter
  • Sunscreen
  • Campfire grill/BBQ grill
  • Lip balm
  • Pocket knife
  • Toiletries
  • Cooler
  • Prescription medications
  • Plates and bowls
  • First Aid kit
  • Cups and mugs
  • Silverware
Fun Extras
  • Cooking utensils and roasting sticks
  • Binoculars
  • Can opener/bottle opener
  • Camera
  • Reusable containers
  • Field Guides
  • Seasonings/condiments
  • Radio
  • Fishing gear
  • Playing cards
  • Glow sticks
  • Board games

Don’t forget to practice the Leave No Trace rules!

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