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Campfire Safety Taylorsville NC

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.

Statesville/I-77 KOA
(704) 873-5560
Statesville, NC
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, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Basketball, Golf Nearby

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Warrior Creek Park (COE-W. Kerr Scott Reservoir)
(336) 921-2177
Wilkesboro, NC
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Basketball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Statesville East I-40/Winston Salem KOA*
(800) 562-8651
114 Midway Dr
Statesville, NC
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, 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, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Indian Springs Campground, Inc
(800) 421-7116, (828) 397-5700
4361 Whitener Drive
Hickory, NC
Campground Availability
20 Total Camp/RV Sites, 15 30 Amp Service, 5 50 Amp Service, 20 Electric and Water, 20 Full Hookups, 3 Pull-Thru Sites, 20 Sideouts,

Lakewood RV Resort*
(888) 819-4200
915 Ballenger Rd
Flat Rock, NC
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Ice, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pool, Pond Fishing, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Bandit's Roost Park (COE-W. Kerr Scott Reservoir)
(336) 921-3190
Wilkesboro, NC
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 30-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, Basketball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Lake Norman State Park
(704) 528-6350
Statesville, NC
Campground Availability
15-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Hiddenite Family Campground
(800) 421-7116, (828) 632-3815
601 Princess Lane
Hiddenite, NC
Campground Availability
45 Total Camp/RV Sites, 25 30 Amp Service, 12 50 Amp Service, 45 Electric and Water, 37 Full Hookups, 6 Pull-Thru Sites, 37 Sideouts,
Services
Dump Station, Internet Access at Specific Locations in Park, Laundry, Pets Welcome, WiFi,
Recreation
Biking Trails, Equestrian Friendly, Hiking Trails, Marina, Swimming Pool,

Statesville East/I-40/Winston-Salem KOA (Formerly Midway)
(800) 421-7116, (704) 546-7615
114 Midway Drive
Statesville, NC
Campground Availability
81 Total Camp/RV Sites, 9 20 Amp Service, 36 30 Amp Service, 16 50 Amp Service, 81 Electric and Water, 46 Full Hookups, 8 No Hookups, 24 Pull-Thru Sites, 5 Seasonal, 35 Sideouts, 15 Tent Sites,
Services
BBQ Pits, Dump Station, Firewood, Ice, WiFi Parkwide, Laundry, Pavilion, Pets Welcome, Propane, Showers, Store, Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Game room, Basket Ball, Bike Rentals, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Horse Shoes, Jumping Pillow, Mini Golf, Picnic Area, Planned Activities, Playground, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool, Theme Weekends,

Hatteras Sands RV Resort
(252) 986-2422
Hatteras, NC
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 1-Dec
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Play Equipment, Bike Rentals, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball

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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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