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

  • It is best to bring only the essentials- especially if you have to carry them! A tent, sleeping bag and/or blanket, bug spray, flashlights, sunscreen, extra layers of clothes (in case of cold or rainy weather), matches, trash bags, a first aid kit, a multi-purpose knife, any necessary toiletries.
  • Pack high energy healthy snacks such as granola bars, nuts, dried fruit and other items that don’t require cooking and bring a lot of water.
  • In the warmer months, bring moisture-wicking clothing in light colors and fabrics. In the colder months, pack extra layers of wool and heavy fabrics. During the rainy season, bring rain gear such as a jacket, hat and water resistant shoes. Always remember extra pairs of tall socks!

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

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