August 1, 2016

Tips for Keeping a Campground Clean

Camping isn't just about reconnecting with family and friends -- it's about connecting with our natural environment. Part of our responsibility as campers is to keep the impact on our environment to a minimum while we enjoy it. We all know that we should "leave no trace" while in the wilderness, but that can be hard to do when camping, especially with large groups or children on family vacations. Campers...

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June 13, 2013

Jellystone Park Campgrounds Are Going Green

Over the years, the Jellystone Park campgrounds have become more conscious of implementing earth friendly and nature-focused education programs. Families who visit the Jellystone Park  campground in Williamsport, Md. find that the forested campground is green in more ways than one. The Maryland campground not only has several onsite recycling centers for aluminum cans, paper and cardboard. It also provides boxes for recyclable waste inside each rental cabin. “We give our recycled materials...

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September 13, 2010

Leave No Trace Visits Michigan Campground

The Leave No Trace e-Tour visited the Jellystone Park [parklink park="25" text="campground in Frankenmuth, Michigan"] for "Family Reunion Weekend." Frankenmuth, known as Little Bavaria, is an interesting community with a strong German heritage that was settled first as a Lutheran mission in the early 19th Century. The celebration of its Bavarian roots is the signature feature of the community today. Local school children still study German from kindergarten to high...

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