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Campfire Safety Perth Amboy NJ

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.

Cheesequake State Park
(732) 566-2161
Matawan, NJ
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Liberty Harbor RV Park*
(201) 386-7500
11 Marin Blvd
Jersey City, NJ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Boating, Saltwater Fishing, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Pine Cone Resort*
(732) 462-2230
340 Georgia Rd
Freehold, NJ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Pine Cone Resort
(800) 421-7116, (732) 462-2230
340 Georgia Road
Freehold, NJ
Campground Availability
125 Total Camp/RV Sites, 75 30 Amp Service, 50 50 Amp Service, 125 Electric and Water, 36 Full Hookups, 45 Max RV Length, 12 Pull-Thru Sites, 2 Rental Units, 2 Total Rental Units, 40 Seasonal, 50 Sideouts,
Services
Cable TV, Dump Station, Firewood, Group Area, Ice, Ice Cream Shop, WiFi HotSpots, Laundry, Pets Welcome, RV Service/Repair, Showers, Store, Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Basket Ball, Beach Volleyball, Bird Watching, Picnic Area, Playground, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool, Tennis,

Timberlane Campground*
(856) 423-6677
117 Timberlane Road
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, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park (Bull's Island Section)
(609) 397-2949
Stockton, NJ
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Stream Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Turkey Swamp (Monmouth County Park)
(732) 462-7286
Freehold, NJ
Campground Availability
15-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Liberty Harbor Marina
(800) 421-7116, (201) 386-7500
11 Marin Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
Campground Availability
50 Total Camp/RV Sites, 50 Electric and Water, 50 Electric Only,
Services
Dump Station, Group Area, Internet Access at Specific Locations in Park, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Snack Bar,
Recreation
Boat Launch, Equestrian Friendly, Fishing, Recreation Hall,

Turkey Swamp Park Campgrounds
(800) 421-7116, (732) 462-7286
66 Nomoco Road
Freehold, NJ
Campground Availability
64 Total Camp/RV Sites, 64 Electric and Water, 30 Max RV Length, 64 Pull-Thru Sites,
Services
Dump Station, Laundry, Pets Welcome, RV Service/Repair,
Recreation
Boat Launch, Fishing, Marina, Swimming Pool,

Kymer's Camping Resort
(973) 875-3167
Branchville, NJ
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight
Recreation
Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Hot Tub, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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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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