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Camping Tricks & Tips Moundsville WV

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.

Ryerson Station State Park (McNay Ridge Campground)
(724) 428-4254
Wind Ridge, PA
Campground Availability
10-Apr thru Mid Dec
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Boating, Lake Fishing, Stream Fishing, Playground, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Fish Creek Country Campground
(800) 421-7116, (304) 686-3750
Rural Delivery #5- Box 104
Cameron, WV
Campground Availability
12 Total Camp/RV Sites, 12 Electric and Water, 12 Full Hookups, 45 Max RV Length, 2 Rental Trailers,
Services
Park Trailers,

Monongahela NF (Tea Creek Campground)
(304) 799-4334
Marlinton, WV
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 30-Nov
Services
Non Flush
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Stream Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Moncove Lake SP*
(304) 772-3450
Rt 4
Gap Mills, WV
Campground Availability
Apr 15-Dec 31
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Fishing Guides, Playground, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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East Fork Campground (COE-East Lynn Lake)
(304) 849-2355
East Lynn, WV
Campground Availability
13-May thru 9-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Stream Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Barkcamp State Park
(740) 484-4064
Belmont, OH
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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State Fair of West Virginia Campground
(304) 645-1090
Lewisburg, WV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
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, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Playground, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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George Washington NF (Brandywine Lake Campground)
(703) 828-2591
Brandywine, WV
Campground Availability
15-May thru 10-Dec
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Audra SP*
(304) 457-1162
Rt 4 Box 564
Buckhannon, WV
Campground Availability
mid Apr-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
River Swimming, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground
(304) 256-1747
Beckley, WV
Campground Availability
Apr 01-Nov 01
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pool, Playground, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, 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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