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Campfire Safety Lynn Haven FL

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.

Panama City Beach RV Resort
(866) 637-3529
Panama City Beach, FL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Pool

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Campers Inn*
(866) 872-2267
8800 Thomas Dr
Panama City Beach, FL
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, 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, Ice, Patios, Laundry, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Local Tours

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Raccoon River Campground
(877) 234-0181
Panama City Beach, FL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Pool, Lake Fishing, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Camper''s Inn
(800) 421-7116, 408-5000, (850) 234-5731
8800 Thomas Drive
Panama City Beach, FL
Campground Availability
114 Total Camp/RV Sites, 114 Electric and Water, 104 Full Hookups, 11 Pull-Thru Sites,

Pineglen RV Park
(800) 421-7116, (877) 740-8535
11930 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL
Campground Availability
60 Total Camp/RV Sites, 60 Electric and Water,

St. Andrews State Recreation Area
(850) 233-5140
Panama City Beach, FL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Laundry, Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Salt Water Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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MILITARY PARK (Tyndall AFB FAMCAMP)
(850) 283-2798
Panama City, FL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Grills, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Boating, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Tennis, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Emerald Coast RV Beach Resort*
(800)BEACHRV (232-2478)
1957 Allison Ave
Panama City Beach, FL
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, 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, Ice, Patios, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pool, Hot Tub, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Emerald Coast RV Beach Resort
(800) 421-7116, (850) 235-0924
1957 Allison Avenue
Panama City Beach, FL
Campground Availability
50 Total Camp/RV Sites, 6 30 Amp Service, 138 50 Amp Service, 50 Electric and Water, 144 Full Hookups, 100 Max RV Length, 24 Pull-Thru Sites, 1 Rental Trailers, 144 Sideouts,
Services
Cable TV, Dump Station, Ice, WiFi Parkwide, WiFi HotSpots, Laundry, Meeting Rooms, Pavilion, Pets Welcome, Propane, RV Service/Repair, Showers, Spa, Store, Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Basket Ball, Bike Rentals, Fishing, Hot Tub, Picnic Area, Planned Activities, Playground, Recreation Hall, Shuffleboard, Spa, Swimming Pool,

Shady Acres RV Park*
(888) 634-4080
19370 S Tamiami Trail
Fort Myers, FL
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, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Patios, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Pool, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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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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