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Wildlife Tours Grove City OH

There are some basic rules we can follow to help make our experiences with wild animals less stressful for them and less dangerous for us. The first rule is to check your warm/fuzzy feelings at the door, because these aren’t Disney characters. They’re wild animals that deserve the space to live without feeling menaced by humans.

Isaac Reynolds
(614) 847-8008
8934 Commerce Loop Dr
Columbus, OH
Agency
Reynolds Travel, LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Historical, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Meeting Planning / Events, National Parks, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.reynoldstravel.net

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Deer Creek State Park
(740) 869-3124
Mount Sterling, OH
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Bike Rentals, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Alton RV Park
(800) 421-7116, (614) 878-9127
6552 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH
Campground Availability
35 Total Camp/RV Sites, 30 20 Amp Service, 35 30 Amp Service, 21 50 Amp Service, 35 Electric and Water, 35 Electric Only, 35 Full Hookups, 2 Group Sites, 45 Max RV Length, 20 Pull-Thru Sites, 35 Seasonal, 35 Sideouts, 1 Tent Sites,

Deborah Lane
(216) 351-1212
9697 Brookpark Rd
Parma, OH
Agency
Tempo Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Caribbean, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Archeology, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Eco-Tourism, Family Fun, Family Travel, Great Outdoors, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Nature, National Parks, Scuba Diving, Ski / WinterSports, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
www.tempo-travel.com

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Jessica Powell
(216) 351-1212
9697 Brookpark Rd
Parma, OH
Agency
Tempo Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Caribbean, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Amusement / Theme Parks, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Travel, Honeymoon, National Parks, Rafting, Safari, Ski / WinterSports
Website
www.tempo-travel.com

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Alton RV Park*
(614) 878-9127
6552 W Broad St
Galloway, OH
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Wood

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Jackson Lake Park
(614) 837-2656
Canal Winchester, OH
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Lake Fishing, Play Equipment, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, REC Open to Public

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Tree Haven Campground
(800) 421-7116, (740) 965-3469
4855 Miller Paul Road
Westerville, OH
Campground Availability
130 Total Camp/RV Sites, 130 Electric and Water, 20 Pull-Thru Sites, 80 Sideouts, 20 Tent Sites,
Services
Dump Station, Group Area, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Phone Service at Site, Store,
Recreation
Marina, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool,

Isaac Reynolds
(614) 847-8008
8934 Commerce Loop Dr
Columbus, OH
Agency
Reynolds Travel, LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Historical, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Meeting Planning / Events, National Parks, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.reynoldstravel.net

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Margaret Laforce
(513) 841-8251
15 W Central Pky
Cincinnati, OH
Agency
AAA Allied Group, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Antarctica/Arctic Region, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Luxury Travel, National Parks, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.providenttravel.com

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Appropriate Conduct around Wildlife

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Appropriate Conduct Around Wildlife


From the pages of Camping Life

Every year, visitors to the backcountry are injured by wild animals that are, for one reason or another, put in a situation that leads to dangerously close contac with humans. Most of the time, it isn’t the animal that chooses to have such close contact.

There are some basic rules we can follow to help make our experiences with wild animals less stressful for them and less dangerous for us. The first rule is to check your warm/fuzzy feelings at the door, because these aren’t Disney characters. They’re wild animals that deserve the space to live without feeling menaced by humans.

Baby Animals

From time to time, young animals, such as fawns, will be left alone temporarily by their mothers. Do not intervene, because it will only cause problems. If you approach closely or handle a young animal, a lingering human scent may lead to total abandonment by the mother.

• If the mother catches you messing with her young, she may perceive you as a threat and attack you.
• Never, ever get between a mother and her baby.

Small Animals

Don’t feed them, even if they come into camp looking hungry. It’s a strong temptation to feed seemingly friendly wildlife, but that accomplishes two negative ends. It makes them dependent upon human food, and it encourages them to hang around a human camp, both of which can be dangerous for them.

• Don’t try to touch. A startled animal may scratch or bite you, which can transmit dangerous diseases.

Big Animals

The No. 1 rule for all wildlife is to keep your distance.

• The best thing you can do if you want close-up photos is to buy a telephoto (200 mm to 400 mm)
lens, so you don’t have to crowd the animal.
• Do not shout, wave or throw objects to get the animal to “look” at the camera.

Bears

Food and surprise encounters are the two biggest problems between humans and bears when in bear country. Black bears are opportunistic foragers, always looking for a free meal, so it is important to keep a clean camp. The grizzly bear is a powerful predator, capable of outrunning a horse. Keep in mind that when you are in grizzly country, you are now just part of the food chain. Mother bears are very protective of their cubs, and will not hesitate to charge intruders.

• Don’t leave food in your vehicle. Bears can and will break into vehicles if they see or smell food.
• In the backcountry, hang food high in a tree. Sleep at least 100 feet from where you hang the food,
cook and eat. Toiletries such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo may also attract bears, so store them
as you would food.
• Don’t sleep in the same clothes you wore while cooking and eating. Hang that clothing in plastic bags
away from camp.
• At campsites without bear-proof garbage cans, treat garbage and leftovers the same as food. When
leaving camp, pack out all food scraps. Place food and garbage in tightly sealed plastic bags. Double-
bag everything to prevent the ...

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