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Campfire Safety Brandon MS

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.

Timberlake Campground (Pearl River Valley Water Supply District)
(601) 992-9100
Jackson, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Tennis, Basketball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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LeFleur's Bluff SP & Golf Course*
(601) 987-3923
2140 Riverside Dr.
Jackson, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Wood, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Putting Green, Playground, Tennis, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Bogue Chitto Water Park Campground (Pearl River Basin Dev. Dist.)
(601) 684-9568
Mccomb, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, River Swimming, Boating, Float Trips, Canoeing, River Fishing, Playground, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Homewood Manor MH & RV Park
(601) 366-1421
Jackson, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Policies
Control Access Gate, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK

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Low Head Dam (Pearl River Valley Water Supply District)
(601) 654-9359
Lena, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Pool, River Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing

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Goshen Springs Campground (Pearl River Valley Water Supply District)
(601) 829-2751
Jackson, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Lake Swimming, River Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, REC Open to Public

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Yogi On The Lake
(601) 854-6859
Pelahatchie, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, 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, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Sprayground

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Wendy Oaks RV Resort*
(601) 845-CAMP
4160 Hwy 49 S
Florence, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Horseshoes, Basketball

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Swinging Bridge RV Park*
(601) 502-1101
100 Holiday Rambler Ln
Jackson, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Patios, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Pond Fishing, Basketball, Sports Field

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Golden Memorial State Park*
(601) 253-2237
2104 Hwy 492 E
Walnut Grove, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers

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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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