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Campfire Equipment Urbandale IA

Have fire-fighting equipment close at hand: a bucket of water and a shovel. Locate a water source, so you can easily refill the bucket when necessary. Use the water and a shovel full of mineral soil on the fire to put it out. Before starting the fire, review fire-extinguishing techniques with everyone in the group, and show them where the tools and equipment are.

Bulldog Soccer Academy
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA
 
Sports Authority
(515) 226-9700
Water Tower Place, 4100 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Bob Shetler Campground (COE - Saylorville Lake)
(515) 276-4656
Des Moines, IA
Campground Availability
28-Apr thru 30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, River Swimming, Boating, River Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Walnut Woods SP
(515) 285-4502
Des Moines, IA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Stream Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Prairie Flower (COE - Saylorville Lake)
(515) 984-6925
Des Moines, IA
Campground Availability
30-Apr thru 12-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Des Moines Menace Soccer
6400 Westown Parkway West
Des Moines, IA
 
Bass Pro Sports
(515) 957-5500
1000 Bass Pro Drive NW
Altoona, IA
Hours
Mon-Sat 9:00am - 10:00pmSun 10:00am - 7:00pm

Iowa State Fair Campgrounds
(515) 262-3111
Des Moines, IA
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage
Recreation
Pavilion

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Cherry Glen Campground (COE - Saylorville Lake)
(515) 964-8792
Des Moines, IA
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 12-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Acorn Valley (COE - Saylorville Lake)
(515) 276-0429
Des Moines, IA
Campground Availability
28-Apr-30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Lake Fishing, Pond Fishing, Playground, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Campfire Safety

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Campfire Safety


From the pages of Camping Life Magazine

Fire safety in camp is not just about helping Smokey the Bear prevent forest fires; it’s also about personal safety. So how do we manage our campfires in a way that helps promote forest health and prevent painful burn injuries?

We can begin by observing these campfire safety tips.

Choose your firebase wisely. Build campfires on mineral soil, not organic material that can catch fire or smolder, even after the fire looks as if it has been put out.

Look up and look around. Never build a fire beneath overhanging tree limbs or near bushes or grasses. The fire might flare up or send up a shower of sparks. Even “green” foliage can easily catch fire; the sap inside some trees and bushes can burn furiously.

Surround the firebase. Use a solid fire ring or fire pit. If that’s not available, use stones that have been gathered from dry ground to make a fire ring. Avoid river rocks that have been saturated with water; they may expand and fracture when they get hot.

Have fire-fighting equipment close at hand: a bucket of water and a shovel. Locate a water source, so you can easily refill the bucket when necessary. Use the water and a shovel full of mineral soil on the fire to put it out. Before starting the fire, review fire-extinguishing techniques with everyone in the group, and show them where the tools and equipment are.

Don’t use flammable liquids to start the fire. The blaze is likely to flare up when ignited. This could result in personal injury, or the fire may spread.

Keep it small. There is no need for a huge bonfire anyway. It gets so hot that you can’t approach it comfortably. A large fire consumes excess firewood and can send sparks into dry foliage and start a fire.

Be careful as you feed wood into the fire. Place new wood on top the blaze gently. Tossing the wood on the fire can send sparks and embers flying.

Keep everything flammable a safe distance from your fire. Sta...

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