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Campfire Safety Latonia KY

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.

Big Bone Lick State Park
(859) 384-3522
Walton, KY
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Grocery
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Pool, Stream Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Steamboat Bend (Hamilton County Park)*
(513) 851-2267
8401 Steamboat Dr
Cincinnati, OH
Campground Availability
Apr 01-Oct 31
Services
Dump Station, Portable Dump
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, River Fishing

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I-75 Camper Village
(859) 824-5836
Dry Ridge, KY
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Hot Tub, Boating, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Play Equipment, Basketball, Volleyball

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Boone''s Landing
(800) 421-7116, (859) 384-9800
14036 Boat Dock Road
Union, KY
Campground Availability
24 Total Camp/RV Sites, 24 Electric and Water, 3 Electric Only, 1 Rental Units, 1 Total Rental Units, 20 Tent Sites,
Services
Cabin Rentals, Firewood, Ice, Pavilion, Store,
Recreation
Boating, Boat Launch, Canoe Rentals, Fishing, Nature Trails,

KOA-KY Lake Dam/Paducah
(270) 395-5841
Calvert City, KY
Campground Availability
15-Mar thru 15-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Escort to Site, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Pond Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Oak Creek Campground
(859) 485-9131
Walton, KY
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries
Recreation
Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Stream Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Hiking Trails

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Cincinnati South Rose Garden Resort
(866) 477-0024
Crittenden, KY
Campground Availability
Mar 01-Dec 01
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Sports Field

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Indian Springs Campground*
(888) 550-9244
3306 State Line Rd
North Bend, OH
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes

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Indian Springs Campground
(800) 421-7116, (513) 353-9244
3306 State Line Road
North Bend, OH
Campground Availability
73 Total Camp/RV Sites, 73 Electric and Water, 80 Max RV Length, 13 Pull-Thru Sites, 73 Sideouts,
Services
Dump Station, Group Area, Internet Access at Specific Locations in Park, Pets Welcome, Phone Service at Site, Propane, Store,
Recreation
Boat Launch, Equestrian Friendly, Fishing, Golf Facilities, Mini Golf, Nature Trails, Swimming Pool,

My Old Kentucky Home SP
(502) 348-3502
Bardstown, KY
Campground Availability
14-Mar thru 17-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice
Recreation
Playground, Tennis

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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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