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Health Benefits of Hiking Klamath Falls OR

Want to lose weight and get into shape? Don't diet, hike it. Cheaper than a health club, more accessible than a swimming pool, easier than riding a bike, less time-consuming than weight training and more stimulating than an hour on a treadmill, hiking is the number one way to get healthy-and stay that way. Want to lose weight and get into shape? Hiking is the number one way to get healthy. A camping vacation is an additional way to make it fun.

Round Lake Golf Resort
(541) 884-2520
Klamath Falls, OR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Escort to Site, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Ice, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Golf Nearby

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Winema National Forest (Aspen Point Campground)
(541) 949-8032
Klamath Falls, OR
Campground Availability
Memorial Day Week-end thru Labor Day
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Oregon 8 Motel and RV Park
(541) 883-3431
Klamath Falls, OR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
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, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Pool, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Klamath Falls-KOA
(800) KOA-9036
Klamath Falls, OR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Harbor Village RV Park
(541) 265-5088
Newport, OR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Laundry
Recreation
Golf Nearby

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Rocky Point Resort*
(541) 356-2287
28121 Rocky Pt Rd
Klamath Falls, OR
Campground Availability
Apr 01-Nov 01
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Guides, Fishing Supplies, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Winema National Forest (Sunset Campground)
(541) 885-3400
Klamath Falls, OR
Campground Availability
23-May thru 14-Sep
Services
Standard Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Lake of the Woods Resort
(541) 949-8300
Klamath Falls, OR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
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 Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Guides, Fishing Supplies, Planned Group Activities, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Hee Hee Illahee RV Resort*
(877) 564-7295
4751 Astoria St NE
Salem, OR
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Patios, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Playground, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Loon Lake Campground (BLM)
(541) 599-2254
Reedsport, OR
Campground Availability
Memorial Day thru 30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Stream Fishing, Playground, Basketball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Health Benefits of Hiking

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Why Not Go Hiking to Lose Weight and Stay in Shape?

A Step in the Right Direction
By Gwyn Fletcher

Want to lose weight and get into shape? Don't diet, hike it. Cheaper than a health club, more accessible than a swimming pool, easier than riding a bike, less time-consuming than weight training and more stimulating than an hour on a treadmill, hiking is the number one way to get healthy-and stay that way. As the fitness craze continues to gain steam, it's not surprising that hiking is the fastest growing outdoor activity. According to the Sporting Goods Manufacturing Association Sports & Fitness Participation Report (2009), Americans remain very interested in outdoor sports in spite of economic woes. Leading outdoor activities are freshwater fishing (40.3 million), bicycling (38.1 million), camping (33.7 million), and day hiking (32.5 million).

Why is hiking winning the outdoor popularity contest? For starters, it's dirt cheap-literally. All you need is some ground to walk on and a sturdy pair of shoes that will support your ankles and serve as shock absorbers. Whether it's on a neighborhood trail or a mountain ridge, hiking is merely taking a walk on a foot path, and even that is open to your own interpretation. Unlike health clubs and private gyms, hiking requires no membership dues or monthly payments-you can even bring a friend along without purchasing a guest pass. And you don't have to go back to the same area every time, or pay a transfer fee if you want to try someplace new.

Hiking is also an accessible activity. For example, swimming is an excellent form of exercise, but it's pretty hard to do without a large body of water. And, once the temperature starts to drop, that swimming hole needs to be indoors, often bringing the cost up and the convenience level down even further. To go for a hike, the only place you need to get to is outdoors. Hiking is usually as close as a local park.

Just as you don't need any special equipment for hiking, you also don't need any special skills. Just put one foot in front of the other. As with any physical activity, if you're not currently following a regular fitness routine, you'll want to start out slow, taking leisurely strolls three or four times a week and gradually building your distance and rate. Your first step should always be a quick muscle stretch.

"Things will slow down next month, then I'll have time to get in shape." How many times have you heard that one, or said it yourself? Chances are, things aren't going to slow down. And the older we get, the higher our risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, and other complications directly or indirectly linked to a lack of physical activity. It takes time to get in shape. In order to gain maximum benefits from a weight training program, you need to spend several hours a week pressing those bars and priming those muscles. Aerobics classes often last up to an hour as well. Unfortunately, time isn't something...

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