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Camping Tricks & Tips Taylorsville NC

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.

Statesville/I-77 KOA
(704) 873-5560
Statesville, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Basketball, Golf Nearby

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Bandit's Roost Park (COE-W. Kerr Scott Reservoir)
(336) 921-3190
Wilkesboro, NC
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 30-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, Basketball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Lake Norman State Park
(704) 528-6350
Statesville, NC
Campground Availability
15-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Indian Springs Campground, Inc
(800) 421-7116, (828) 397-5700
4361 Whitener Drive
Hickory, NC
Campground Availability
20 Total Camp/RV Sites, 15 30 Amp Service, 5 50 Amp Service, 20 Electric and Water, 20 Full Hookups, 3 Pull-Thru Sites, 20 Sideouts,

High Rock Lake Marina & Campground
(800) 382-3239
Lexington, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Escort to Site, 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, Pavilion, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball

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Warrior Creek Park (COE-W. Kerr Scott Reservoir)
(336) 921-2177
Wilkesboro, NC
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Basketball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Statesville East I-40/Winston Salem KOA*
(800) 562-8651
114 Midway Dr
Statesville, NC
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Hiddenite Family Campground
(800) 421-7116, (828) 632-3815
601 Princess Lane
Hiddenite, NC
Campground Availability
45 Total Camp/RV Sites, 25 30 Amp Service, 12 50 Amp Service, 45 Electric and Water, 37 Full Hookups, 6 Pull-Thru Sites, 37 Sideouts,
Services
Dump Station, Internet Access at Specific Locations in Park, Laundry, Pets Welcome, WiFi,
Recreation
Biking Trails, Equestrian Friendly, Hiking Trails, Marina, Swimming Pool,

Statesville East/I-40/Winston-Salem KOA (Formerly Midway)
(800) 421-7116, (704) 546-7615
114 Midway Drive
Statesville, NC
Campground Availability
81 Total Camp/RV Sites, 9 20 Amp Service, 36 30 Amp Service, 16 50 Amp Service, 81 Electric and Water, 46 Full Hookups, 8 No Hookups, 24 Pull-Thru Sites, 5 Seasonal, 35 Sideouts, 15 Tent Sites,
Services
BBQ Pits, Dump Station, Firewood, Ice, WiFi Parkwide, Laundry, Pavilion, Pets Welcome, Propane, Showers, Store, Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Game room, Basket Ball, Bike Rentals, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Horse Shoes, Jumping Pillow, Mini Golf, Picnic Area, Planned Activities, Playground, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool, Theme Weekends,

Jordan Lake State Rec. Area (Poplar Point)
(919) 362-0586
Apex, NC
Campground Availability
15-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground

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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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