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Camping Tricks & Tips Ossining NY

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.

Harriman SP (Beaver Pond Campground)
(845) 786-2701
Stony Point, NY
Campground Availability
mid Apr thru Last Wknd of Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Tuxedo Ridge at Sterling Forest*
(845) 351-1122
581 Rte 17A West
Tuxedo, NY
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Hiking Trails

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Lazy K RV Ranch
(888) 381-6415
Cleveland, NY
Campground Availability
25-Apr thru Mid Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Pond Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Branches of Niagara Campground & Resort*
(888) 321-CAMP
2659 Whitehaven Road
Grand Island, NY
Campground Availability
Memorial Day Wknd-Oct 31
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Laundry
Recreation
Pool, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Volleyball

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Deer River Campsite
(518) 483-0060
Duane, NY
Campground Availability
15-May thru 1-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park
(845) 225-7207
Cold Spring, NY
Campground Availability
Third Fri in Apr thru Second Sun in Dec
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Hither Hills State Park
(631) 668-2554
Montauk, NY
Campground Availability
16-Jun thru 9-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Salt Water Swimming, Saltwater Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Cool-Lea Camp
(607) 594-3500
Odessa, NY
Campground Availability
15-May thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood
Recreation
Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Three Valley Resort
(716) 537-2372
Holland, NY
Campground Availability
1-Jun thru 31-Aug
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Lake Fishing, Play Equipment, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball

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Winding Hills Park (Orange County Park)
(845) 457-4918
Montgomery, NY
Campground Availability
1st Fri in May thru 4th Sun in Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Boating, Pond Fishing, Playground, 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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