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Campfire Safety Claymont DE

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.

Four Seasons Campground*
(856) 769-3635
158 Woodstown-Daretown Rd
Pilesgrove, NJ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Go

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KOA-Philadelphia/West Chester
(610) 486-0447
West Chester, PA
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 31-Oct
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, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Old Cedar Campground*
(856) 358-4881
274 Richwood Rd
Monroeville, NJ
Campground Availability
Apr 15-Nov 01
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Delaware Motel & RV Park
(302) 328-3114
235 South Dupont Highway
New Castle, DE
 
Timberlane Campground
(800) 421-7116, (856) 423-6677
117 Timberlane Road
Clarksboro, NJ
Campground Availability
96 Total Camp/RV Sites, 83 20 Amp Service, 83 30 Amp Service, 83 50 Amp Service, 96 Electric and Water, 83 Full Hookups, 40 Max RV Length, 72 Pull-Thru Sites, 70 Sideouts, 14 Tent Sites,
Services
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room, Boat Launch, Equestrian Friendly, Fishing, Golf Facilities, Marina, Playground, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool,

Timberlane Campground*
(856) 423-6677
117 Timberlane Rd
Clarksboro, NJ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball

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Lums Pond SP
(302) 368-6989
Glasgow, DE
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Pond Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Oldman's Creek Campground*
(856) 478-4502
174 Laux Rd
Monroeville, NJ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketb

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Four Seasons Campground
(800) 421-7116, (856) 769-3635
158 Woodstown-Daretown Road
Pilesgrove, NJ
Campground Availability
487 Total Camp/RV Sites, 500 Higher Amp Service, 487 Electric and Water, 438 Full Hookups, 24 Group Sites, 40 Max RV Length, 25 No Hookups, 38 Pull-Thru Sites, 380 Seasonal, 400 Sideouts, 25 Tent Sites,
Services
Cable TV, Dump Station, Group Area, Handicapped Restroom Facilities, Internet Access at Site, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Restaurant, Snack Bar, Store,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room, Boat Launch, Equestrian Friendly, Fishing, Golf Facilities, Marina, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool,

Holly Green Campground
(800) 421-7116, (856) 684-1690
1718 Monroeville Road
Monroeville, NJ
Campground Availability
94 Total Camp/RV Sites, 94 Electric and Water,
Services
Cable TV, Dump Station, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Propane, RV Service/Repair,
Recreation
Marina, Planned Activities, Playground, Swimming Pool,

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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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