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Campfire Safety Beaumont TX

There’s nothing quite like a campfire to make your adventure complete. Can you imagine anything more relaxing at the end of a day outdoors than the sound of a crackling fire, the woodsy smell of smoke and the gentle glow of the coals? To know how to build a campfire at a campsite, is one of the most important parts of camping. Here are helpful suggestions on how to do it along with some delicious recipes.

Gulf Coast RV Resort
(866) 410-7801
Beaumont, TX
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pool, Playground, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Village Creek State Park
(512) 389-8900
Lumberton, TX
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, River Swimming, Boating, Stream Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Red Cloud RV Park*
(409) 385-3322
2351 US Highway 96 N
Silsbee, TX
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Grills, Laundry
Recreation
Play Equipment, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Sea Rim State Park
(512) 389-8900
Port Arthur, TX
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Salt Water Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing

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Beaumont RV Park
(409) 840-9691
6860 South Major Drive
Beaumont, TX
 
Lloyds Trailer Sales RV Park
(800) 683-1668
Port Neches, TX
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Playground

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Access RV Park
(409) 729-8000
Port Arthur, TX
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool

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Mill Creek RV & Wilderness Park*
(409) 385-3053
1137 S Mill Creek Dr
Silsbee, TX
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Laundry
Recreation
Pond Fishing, Planned Group Activities, Golf Nearby

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Gulf Coast RV Resort
(800) 421-7116, (409) 842-2285
5175 Brooks Road
Beaumont, TX
Campground Availability
125 Total Camp/RV Sites, 125 20 Amp Service, 125 30 Amp Service, 125 50 Amp Service, 125 Electric and Water, 125 Full Hookups, 125 Pull-Thru Sites, 125 Sideouts,
Services
Cable TV, Group Area, Handicapped Restroom Facilities, Internet Access at Site, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Phone Service at Site, Store, WiFi,
Recreation
Planned Activities, Playground, Swimming Pool,

Boomtown USA RV Resort
(800) 421-7116, (409) 769-6105
1495 Freeway Boulevard
Vidor, TX
Campground Availability
117 Total Camp/RV Sites, 117 20 Amp Service, 117 30 Amp Service, 117 50 Amp Service, 117 Electric and Water, 117 Full Hookups, 6 Pull-Thru Sites, 8 Rental Units, 8 Total Rental Units, 117 Sideouts, 10 Tent Sites,
Services
Dump Station, Group Area, Handicapped Restroom Facilities, Ice, WiFi HotSpots, Laundry, Pavilion, Pets Welcome, Propane, Store,
Recreation
Arcade, Boat Launch, Fishing, Mini Golf, Picnic Area, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool, Water activities,

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How to Build a Campfire and Cook Delicious Treats on It


By Maxye Henry

There’s nothing quite like a campfire to make your adventure complete. Can you imagine anything more relaxing at the end of a day outdoors than the sound of a crackling fire, the woodsy smell of smoke and the gentle glow of the coals? Have a cookout or a sing-along at the campsite, tell stories and roast marshmallows or other treats. These tips will help keep you safe and cozy.

pot cooking over campfire

1. Know the Rules


Though it may be tempting to build a campfire where one is not permitted, camping rules and regulations were created for one reason: To keep you safe. Call ahead to make sure that campfires will be permitted where you want to stay. If not, and if having a campfire is important to you, you might want to find another park.

Keep in mind that fire rules can change on a daily basis depending on weather conditions. If a park posts "No open fires due to dry or windy conditions," always be sure to comply for the safety of all.

2. Use Designated Fire Pits


If campfires are permitted, use the area that has been designated. These areas were chosen for a good reason (a good windbreak, good brush clearance, etc.). If there is not a formal fire area, make sure that your fire ring is surrounded by a circle of rocks large enough to keep wood and kindling contained so it won’t blow or tumble over the sides.

3. Clear Area of All Debris


Make sure there are no extraneous twigs, leaves, paper products or other flammables within several feet of your campfire. And don't forget to look up. Overhanging branches should be avoided.

4. Use the Right Wood


Different kinds of wood are needed to make a great campfire. Start by gathering a supply of all three:
∗ Tinder — small twigs, wood shavings, dry leaves or grass that will ignite easily will help get your fire going. (Never use flammable liquids to start a fire!)
∗ Kindling, or small sticks one-inch in diameter or less, go on next. Make sure to let your kindling get burning well.
∗ Fuel, or larger pieces of dry wood that will burn for longer periods of time.

Be sure to stack your wood in separate piles, well away from the fire area. Never pull branches off trees or cut living vegetation.

5. Don't Over-Build


Campfires can easily get away from you. Keep your campfire well within the borders of the pit, and keep it small to avoid sparking. You can always snuggle up to the fire (or each other) to keep warm.

6. Be Ready to Put it Out


Be sure to have a bucket of water and a shovel, or a fire extinguisher, nearby.

7. Be Safe


Enjoy your campfire, but be safe. Make sure an adult is present at all times, and discourage running or horseplay near a campfire.

8. Douse, Dredge and Dig


Before leaving the campsite, make sure that your campfire is completely out-and that means doing more than just dousing it with water once or twice. Douse with water, dredge up the fire to unc...

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