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Campfire Safety Palmer AK

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.

The Homestead RV Park*
(907) 745-6005
4643 S Glenn Hwy
Palmer, AK
Campground Availability
May-Sep
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Town & Country RV Park and Bed & Breakfast
(907) 746-6642
Palmer, AK
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Golf Nearby, Local Tours, REC Open to Public

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Big Bear RV Park
(907) 745-7445
Wasilla, AK
Campground Availability
Open all Year
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 Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pavilion, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes

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Alaskan Trails RV & Camper Park
(907) 376-5504
Wasilla, AK
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Grills, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Golf Nearby, REC Open to Public

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Big Bear Campground & RV Park
(800) 421-7116, (907) 745-7445
2010 S. Church Street
Palmer, AK
Campground Availability
43 Total Camp/RV Sites, 40 30 Amp Service, 3 50 Amp Service, 43 Electric and Water, 16 Full Hookups, 60 Max RV Length, 15 No Hookups, 24 Pull-Thru Sites, 20 Sideouts,
Services
Dump Station, Group Area, Handicapped Restroom Facilities, Ice, WiFi Parkwide, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Phone Service at Site, Propane, Showers, Snack Bar, Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Biking Trails, Bird Watching, Hiking Trails, Nature Trails, Picnic Area,

Fox Run RV Campground
(907) 745-6120
Palmer, AK
Campground Availability
1-May thru 30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Play Equipment, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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King Mountain State Rec Site
(907) 745-3975
Palmer, AK
Campground Availability
May thru Sep
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings

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Ice Worm RV Park
(907) 892-8200
Wasilla, AK
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter

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Bobby's RV Park
(907) 688-2487
Chugiak, AK
Campground Availability
15-May thru Sept
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage

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Kepler Campground
(800) 421-7116, (907) 745-3053
Mile 37.4 Glenn Highway
Palmer, AK
Campground Availability
21 Total Camp/RV Sites, 21 Electric and Water, 30 Max RV Length, 15 No Hookups, 3 Pull-Thru Sites, 20 Tent Sites,
Services
Group Area, Pets Welcome, Snack Bar,
Recreation
Canoe Rentals, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Kayak Rentals, Nature 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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