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Campfire Safety Moundsville 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.

Ryerson Station State Park (McNay Ridge Campground)
(724) 428-4254
Wind Ridge, PA
Campground Availability
10-Apr thru Mid Dec
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Boating, Lake Fishing, Stream Fishing, Playground, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Fish Creek Country Campground
(800) 421-7116, (304) 686-3750
Rural Delivery #5- Box 104
Cameron, WV
Campground Availability
12 Total Camp/RV Sites, 12 Electric and Water, 12 Full Hookups, 45 Max RV Length, 2 Rental Trailers,
Services
Park Trailers,

Berwind Lake WMA*
(304) 875-2577
Rt 16
Warriormine, WV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Boating, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Kumbrabow SF
(304) 335-2219
Huttonsville, WV
Campground Availability
Mid Mar-Mid Dec
Services
Standard Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
River Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Coopers Rock SF (McCollum Camping Area)*
(304) 594-1561
Rt 1
Bruceton Mills, WV
Campground Availability
Apr 01-Nov 30
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Pond Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Barkcamp State Park
(740) 484-4064
Belmont, OH
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Holly River SP
(304) 493-6353
Hacker Valley, WV
Campground Availability
Mid Apr-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, River Fishing, Stream Fishing, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Monongahela NF (Summit Lake Campground)
(304) 846-2695
Richwood, WV
Campground Availability
10-Apr thru 30-Nov
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing

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Ashland West Virginia ATV Resort
(304) 862-2322
Ashland, WV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, 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
Pavilion, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Hiking Trails

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George Washington NF (Brandywine Lake Campground)
(703) 828-2591
Brandywine, WV
Campground Availability
15-May thru 10-Dec
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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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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