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Campfire Safety Buckhannon WV

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.

Audra SP*
(304) 457-1162
Rt 4 Box 564
Buckhannon, WV
Campground Availability
mid Apr-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
River Swimming, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Stonewall Jackson Lake SP (Briar Point Campground)*
(888) 278-8150
940 Resort Dr
Roanoke, WV
Campground Availability
Apr 01-Dec 15
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Moncove Lake SP*
(304) 772-3450
Rt 4
Gap Mills, WV
Campground Availability
Apr 15-Dec 31
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Fishing Guides, Playground, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Seneca SF*
(304) 799-6213
Rt 1
Dunmore, WV
Campground Availability
Apr 01-early Dec
Services
Standard Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Lake Fishing, Stream Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Monongahela NF (Stuart Campground)
(304) 478-3251
Elkins, WV
Campground Availability
17-Apr thru 12-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, River Swimming, Volleyball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Broken Wheel Campground & Country Store
(304) 269-6097
Weston, WV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Whisper Mountain Campground & RV Park
(304) 452-9723
Weston, WV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Pool, Pond Fishing, Playground, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Cabwaylingo SF*
(304) 385-4255
Rt 1
Dunlow, WV
Campground Availability
Apr 01-Oct 31
Services
Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Wood
Recreation
Pool, Playground, Basketball, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Wapocoma Campground*
(304) 822-5528
HC 66 Box 11
Romney, WV
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pavilion, River Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Mountwood Park Campground (Wood County Park)
(304) 679-3694
Parkersburg, WV
Campground Availability
May thru Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Play Equipment, Mini Golf, Hiking Trails

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Campfire Safety

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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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