March 27, 2014 Camping Tips

Useful Camping Tips and Places You Can Go

Camping is a time honored American tradition. Approximately 40 million people go camping each year. Let's explore where you and your family can go camping? Why You Might Like Camping in Colorado It's no surprise that many people end up heading to Colorado for great camping and hiking adventures. It's the only state that is 100% above 3,000 feet, and it has the mountains, peaks and amazing views to show...

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March 27, 2014 Camping Tips

Going Camping With Your Family? A Few Tips Worth Knowing

Did you know that, much like cats, raccoon purr when they feel safe and content? Hopefully if you go camping, you won't necessarily be finding out whether this fact is true or not. Camping, it can be said, is one of the great American pastimes, and about 40 million people in the U.S. choose to go camping each year. Not only can it be a great way to relax with...

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March 5, 2014 Blog, Camping Tips

How to Plan a Camping Trip

While winter camping in Ohio is not for everyone, spring is right around the corner, bringing with it warm breezes and bright sunshine. This means that now is the perfect time to start planning an awesome trip camping in Ohio. Here are a few tips to help you arrange and prepare such a spring-time trip! 1. Who Are You Going With? While you don't really need anyone at all to...

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March 5, 2014 Camping Tips

Calling All Ohio Campers! Is This Your First Time Going Cabin Camping?

If you were to guess how many people go camping in the United States every year, what would your guess be? A few thousand? Maybe a couple million? According to Statista.com, almost 40 million Americans go camping every year. Many Americans just like the feeling of heading into the woods to live as their ancestors did, while others like to go cabin camping in Ohio to give themselves an opportunity...

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March 5, 2014 Camping Tips

Learn about Family Camping!

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February 15, 2013 Camping Tips

RV Vacations: Drive Across the Country in Style

Vacation is about exploring somewhere new and escaping the rigors of everyday life, and what better way to explore than in a camper or motor home. The comforts of home and the open road combine to create the ultimate RV vacation experience. Road warriors take advantage of good food, ultimate freedom and an inexpensive mode of transportation. Oftentimes after a trip filled with exotic terrain and fun activities, the road-trip...

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June 19, 2012 Camping Tips

Take Part in the NWF's Great American Backyard Campout

The team at Jellystone Parks is all for getting more kids playing outdoors, so we wanted to pass this message along from the National Wildlife Federation. Spend the night under the stars with National Wildlife Federation and take your family's first step into a lifetime filled with healthy, outdoor fun. Did you know that today, 25% of kids play outside daily—as opposed to 75% a generation ago? Be a part...

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September 8, 2011 Camping Tips

Garbage Can Dinner for Camping

Looking for an easy campsite recipe that will feed a hungry group? Check out this Garbage Can Dinner from Jellystone Park Campground guest Stephanie Miller. This hearty meal is cooked over the campfire and feeds 12-18 people.   18 ears of corn, unhusked 5 lbs. medium potatoes, washed but uncut 5 large onions, peeled 8 lbs. sausage (any kind) 1 lb. carrots, peeled   Prepare a 30-gallon galvanized garbage can, including...

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June 3, 2011 Camping Tips

Celebrate National Water Safety Month with Safe Swimming Tips from Experts

Although May is officially Water Safety Month, it's something we should practice year-round. Check out these great water safety tips from the International Swimming Hall of Fame, and be sure to visit www.nationalwatersafetymonth.com for more great information and resources to keep your family safe and happy at home and on vacation.   [caption id="attachment_1284" align="alignleft" width="222" caption="always practice water safety"][/caption] • Teach children water safety and swimming skills as early as...

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Campfire Safety

The Jellystone Park Campground franchise is a proud partner of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors.    We know how much fun a safe, responsibly-managed campfire can be - that's why this recent blog post from Leave No Trace caught our eye.    For your next campfire, keep the following in mind:  ...

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