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Camping Tricks & Tips Blackfoot ID

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.

Snake River RV Park & Campground*
(866) 862-3266
1440 Lindsay Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pool, Hot Tub, Stream Fishing, Fishing Guides, Fishing Supplies, Play Equipment, Bike Rentals, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Village of Trees RV Resort at Travel Stop 216*
(800) 777-9121
274 Hwy 25
Declo, ID
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, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Boating, Float Trips, River Fishing, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Buddy's RV Park
(208) 756-3630
Salmon, ID
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter

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Clearwater National Forest (Powell Campground)
(208) 942-3113
Lowell, ID
Campground Availability
22-May thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
River Fishing

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Priest Lake State Park (Dickensheet Unit)
(208) 443-2200
Coolin, ID
Campground Availability
1-May thru 30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Grocery
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Planned Group Activities, Basketball, Hiking Trails

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Mason Creek RV Park
(800) 768-7199
Nampa, ID
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
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pavilion, Golf Nearby

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Cedar Motel & RV Park*
(208) 664-2278
319 Coeur d'Alene Lake Dr
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Recreation
Rec Hall, Coin Games, Pool

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Ponderosa State Park (Lakeview Village)
(208) 634-2164
Mccall, ID
Campground Availability
1-May thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Basketball, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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MILITARY PARK (Mountain Home AFB FAMCAMP)
(208) 828-6333
Mountain Home, ID
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry
Recreation
Pool, Tennis

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Monroe Creek Campground & RV Park
(208) 549-2026
Weiser, ID
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Stream Fishing, Playground, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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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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