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Camping Tricks & Tips Waterville ME

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.

KOA-Skowhegan-Canaan
(207) 474-2858
Skowhegan, ME
Campground Availability
mid May thru mid Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Canoeing, Kayaking, Playground, Mini Golf, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Giordano''s Camping & Recreation
(800) 421-7116, (207) 873-2408
288 North Pond Road
Winslow, ME
Campground Availability
45 Total Camp/RV Sites, 45 Electric and Water, 30 Full Hookups, 65 Max RV Length, 10 Tent Sites,

Skowhegan/Canaan KOA
(800) 421-7116, (207) 474-2858
Route 2
Canaan, ME
Campground Availability
90 Total Camp/RV Sites, 17 20 Amp Service, 17 30 Amp Service, 61 50 Amp Service, 90 Electric and Water, 59 Full Hookups, 90 Max RV Length, 50 Pull-Thru Sites, 7 Total Rental Units, 18 Tent Sites,
Services
BBQ Pits, Cable TV, Dump Station, Firewood, Group Area, Ice, WiFi Parkwide, Laundry, Meeting Rooms, Pavilion, Pets Welcome, Showers, Snack Bar, Store, Cabin Rentals, Lodge Rentals,
Recreation
Arcade, Game room, Basket Ball, Bike Rentals, Canoe Rentals, Hay Rides, Hiking Trails, Horse Shoes, Hot Tub, Kayak Rentals, Mini Golf, Nature Trails, Planned Activities, Playground, Recreation Hall, Sports Field, Swimming Pool, Theme Weekends, Water activities,

Libby's Oceanside Camp*
(207) 363-4171
725 York St
York Harbor, ME
Campground Availability
Mid May-Mid Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Salt Water Swimming, Saltwater Fishing, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Gray Homestead Oceanfront Camping
(207) 633-4612
Boothbay Harbor, ME
Campground Availability
14-May thru Columbus Day
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Salt Water Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Lake St. George State Park
(207) 589-4255
Liberty, ME
Campground Availability
15-May thru 1-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Grills
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Basketball, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Green Valley Campground
(800) 421-7116, (207) 923-3000
1248 Cross Hill Road
Vassalboro, ME
Campground Availability
85 Total Camp/RV Sites, 85 Electric and Water, 45 Max RV Length, 5 Pull-Thru Sites,
Services
Cable TV, Dump Station, Internet Access at Specific Locations in Park, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Store,
Recreation
Boating, Canoe Rentals, Fishing, Kayak Rentals, Non-motorized Boat Rentals, Recreation Hall, Swimming - Lake,

Two Rivers Campground
(800) 421-7116, (207) 474-6482
327 Canaan Road
Skowhegan, ME
Campground Availability
65 Total Camp/RV Sites, 65 Electric and Water, 40 Full Hookups, 42 Max RV Length, 30 Pull-Thru Sites,
Services
Cable TV, Dump Station, Group Area, Pets Welcome, Store, WiFi,
Recreation
Fishing, Recreation Hall, Swimming - Lake, Swimming Pool,

Mountain View Campground
(207) 562-8285
Dixfield, ME
Campground Availability
1-May thru 30-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Play Equipment, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Ocean View Cottages & Camping
(207) 646-3308
Wells, ME
Campground Availability
1-May thru Columbus Day
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Saltwater Fishing, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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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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