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Camping Tricks & Tips Albany OR

Before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience. As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

Corvallis/Albany KOA
(800) 562-8526
Albany, OR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, River Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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The Blue Ox RV Park
(800) 336-2881
Albany, OR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pool, Hot Tub, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Mallard Creek Golf & Rv Resort
(541) 259-0070
Lebanon, OR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, No Motorcylists, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Pond Fishing, Putting Green, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, REC Open to Public

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Benton Oaks Camp and RV*
(541) 766-6521
110 SW 53rd St
Corvallis, OR
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Pets OK
Recreation
Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Philomath Frolic & Rodeo Grounds
(541) 929-2611
Philomath, OR
Campground Availability
Memorial Day thru 31-Oct
Recreation
River Fishing

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Knox Butte RV Park*
(541) 928-9033
125 Expo Parkway NE
Albany, OR
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, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Emerald Valley RV Park
(866) 645-3360
Jefferson, OR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Gill's Landing RV Park*
(541) 258-4917
1400 E Grant St
Lebanon, OR
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood, Patios
Recreation
Boating, Float Trips, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Salem KOA
(503) 363-7616
Salem, OR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Bud's Campground & Grocery
(800) 730-6855
Seaside, OR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Fishing Guides, Fishing Supplies, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Camping Tricks & Tips

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Camping Tricks & Tips


By Anne Peterson

As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

• Drink plenty of water when camping in high altitudes (over 7,000 feet). Three to five quarts a day will prevent dehydration and high altitude sickness, which cause headaches, nausea and muscle cramps, and makes you susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite. Not a fun way to spend a vacation.

• Discard all the plastic and cardboard packaging your food comes in. Instead, use clear plastic bags that can be tied in a knot at the top, and mark them with indelible marker so you know what is inside. This method drastically cuts down on trash accumulation and the bags can be reused for other things, like collecting blueberries for blueberry pancakes.

• Build your campfire away from tree and underbrush root systems. You might never guess, but these can also catch on fire. Believe me, a good night’s sleep is far better than spending the wee hours putting out a root fire.

• Only when you can sift your fingers through the ashes of your fire can you be sure that it is truly out.

• Use a pine cone or a handful of sand to scrub your dishes clean. That way you are not always searching for the dirty, smelly pot scrubby.

• Fill your water bottle with boiling hot water, wrap it in a towel, and put it in your sleeping bag a few minutes before you climb in. This makes for cozy sleeping quarters.

• If you really can’t seem to warm up, and you and your campmate’s sleeping bags are the same brand, zip the bags together to make one bag and cuddle up close. Nothing beats this method on a chilly night.

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