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Camping Tricks & Tips Montrose CO

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.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison NM (NPS) (South Rim)
(970) 249-7036
Montrose, CO
Campground Availability
Memorial Day thru Labor Day
Services
Non Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Cedar Creek RV Campground & RV Rentals
(877) 425-3884
Montrose, CO
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Playground, Mini Golf, Golf Nearby, REC Open to Public

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Centennial RV Park & Camp Ground
(970) 240-3832
23449 South Highway 550
Montrose, CO
 
Black Canyon RV Park & Campground
(970) 249-1147
84348 USHighway 50
Montrose, CO
 
Arapaho National Forest (Columbine Campground)
(303) 567-3000
Central City, CO
Campground Availability
19-May thru 1-Oct
Services
Non Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood

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Montrose RV Resort
(970) 249-9177
Montrose, CO
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Basketball, Golf Nearby

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King`s Riverbend RV Park
(970) 249-8235
65100 Old Chipeta Trail
Montrose, CO
 
Cedar Creek RV Park & Mini-Golf
(970) 249-3884
126 Rose Lane
Montrose, CO
 
Uncompahgre River RV Park
(970) 323-8706
804 Church Avenue
Olathe, CO
 
Military Park (Farish Recreation Area)
(719) 687-9098
Woodland Park, CO
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Lake Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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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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