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Camping Tricks & Tips Bloomington IN

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.

Cedar Ridge Camping Resort
(812) 824-3322
Bloomington, IN
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Pool, Wading Pool, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Monroe Lake SRA
(812) 837-9546
Bloomington, IN
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Owen-Putnam SF
(812) 829-2462
Spencer, IN
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pond Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Westward Ho Campground*
(812) 988-0008
4557 E State Rd. 46
Nashville, IN
Campground Availability
Apr 01-Nov 01
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pool, Lake Fishing, Golf Nearby

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Morgan-Monroe SF
(765) 342-4026
Martinsville, IN
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Lake Monroe Village
(812) 824-2267
Bloomington, IN
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Hot Tub, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Yellowwood SF
(812) 988-7945
Nashville, IN
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Boating, Lake Fishing, Stream Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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The Last Resort RV Park & Campground*
(812) 988-4675
2248 East State Rd 46
Nashville, IN
Campground Availability
Apr 01-Nov 01
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Brown County SP
(812) 988-6406
Nashville, IN
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pool, Wading Pool, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Tennis, Hiking Trails

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Lake Monroe Village Resort
(800) 421-7116, (812) 824-2267
8107 South Fairfax Road
Bloomington, IN
Campground Availability
125 Total Camp/RV Sites, 25 20 Amp Service, 100 30 Amp Service, 60 50 Amp Service, 80 Higher Amp Service, 125 Electric and Water, 75 Full Hookups, 100 Max RV Length, 25 No Hookups, 125 Sideouts,
Services
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room, Biking Trails, Boating, Canoe Rentals, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Kayak Rentals, Nature Trails, Non-motorized Boat Rentals, Playground, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool,

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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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