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Camping Tricks & Tips Enfield CT

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.

Partridge Hollow Camping Area
(413) 267-5122
Monson, MA
Campground Availability
mid Apr thru Columbus Day Weekend
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Moosemeadow Camping Resort
(860) 429-7451
Willington, CT
Campground Availability
23-Apr thru Columbus Day
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Pond Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Sodom Mountain Campground
(800) 421-7116, (413) 569-3930
227 South Loomis Street
Southwick, MA
Campground Availability
170 Total Camp/RV Sites, 170 Electric and Water, 60 Full Hookups, 45 Max RV Length, 15 Pull-Thru Sites,
Services
Dump Station, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Propane, Snack Bar, Store,
Recreation
Equestrian Friendly,

Sunsetview Farm Camping Area inc
(800) 421-7116, (413) 267-9269
57 Town Farm Road
Monson, MA
Campground Availability
200 Total Camp/RV Sites, 3 20 Amp Service, 196 30 Amp Service, 24 50 Amp Service, 200 Electric and Water, 22 Full Hookups, 30 Pull-Thru Sites, 126 Seasonal, 1 Tent Sites,
Services
Dump Station, Handicapped Restroom Facilities, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Snack Bar, Store,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room, Biking Trails, Equestrian Friendly, Hiking Trails, Nature Trails, Playground, Swimming - Lake, Swimming Pool,

Camp Niantic-By-The-Atlantic
(800) 421-7116, 045-2121, (860) 739-9308
271 West Main Street
Manchester, CT
Campground Availability
135 Total Camp/RV Sites, 135 Electric and Water, 40 Max RV Length, 75 Pull-Thru Sites,
Services
Cable TV, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Propane, Store,
Recreation
Biking Trails, Boating, Canoe Rentals, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Kayak Rentals, Non-motorized Boat Rentals, Planned Activities, Recreation Hall, Swimming - Lake,

Sunsetview Farm Camping Area*
(413) 267-9269
57 Town Farm Rd
Monson, MA
Campground Availability
Apr 15-Oct 15
Services
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Oak Haven Family Campground
(413) 245-7148
Wales, MA
Campground Availability
May 01-Columbus Day Weekend
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Del-Aire Campground
(800) 421-7116, (860) 875-8325
704 Shenipsit Lake Road
Tolland, CT
Campground Availability
122 Total Camp/RV Sites, 122 Electric and Water, 90 Full Hookups, 3 Pull-Thru Sites,
Services
Laundry, Pets Welcome, Propane, Store,
Recreation
Biking Trails, Boating, Canoe Rentals, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Kayak Rentals, Non-motorized Boat Rentals, Planned Activities, Recreation Hall, Swimming - Lake, Swimming Pool,

Partridge Hollow Campground
(800) 421-7116, (413) 267-5122
Dean Pond Road
Monson, MA
Campground Availability
229 Total Camp/RV Sites, 229 Electric and Water, 80 Full Hookups, 40 Max RV Length, 3 Pull-Thru Sites,
Services
Dump Station, Laundry, Pets Welcome,

Sun Valley Camping Cooperative
(800) 421-7116, (860) 684-5863
51 Springfield Road
Stafford Springs, CT
Campground Availability
310 Total Camp/RV Sites, 310 Electric and Water, 25 Full Hookups, 40 Max RV Length,
Services
Cable TV, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Phone Service at Site, Propane, Store,
Recreation
Biking Trails, Boating, Canoe Rentals, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Kayak Rentals, Non-motorized Boat Rentals, Planned Activities, Recreation Hall, Swimming - Lake,

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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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