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Camping Tricks & Tips Port Jefferson Station 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.

Blydenburgh Park (Suffolk County Park)
(631) 854-3712
Smithtown, NY
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Boating, Pond Fishing, Playground, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Wildwood State Park
(631) 929-4314
Wading River, NY
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Salt Water Swimming, Saltwater Fishing, Playground, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Smith Point Park (Suffolk County Park)
(631) 852-1313
Shirley, NY
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Salt Water Swimming, Saltwater Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Heckscher State Park
(631) 581-2100
East Islip, NY
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Salt Water Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Saltwater Fishing, Playground, Basketball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Moffitt Beach Campground (Adirondack SF)
(518) 548-7102
Lake Pleasant, NY
Campground Availability
16-May thru 13-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Volleyball

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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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Southhaven County Park
(631) 854-1414
Brookhaven, NY
Campground Availability
Thur-Sat Apr 1 thru 12-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Lake Fishing, Stream Fishing, Playground, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Fire Island Nat'l Seashore (Watch Hill Campground)
(631) 597-6633
Patchogue, NY
Campground Availability
mid May thru mid Oct
Services
Standard Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Salt Water Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Volleyball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Lakeside Campground
(607) 655-2694
Windsor, NY
Campground Availability
15-May thru 1-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, 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 Room, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Green Lakes State Park
(315) 637-6111
Fayetteville, NY
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Putting Green, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, 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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