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Family Camping Destinations Ashland OH

Family camping is a perfect way to get time alone with your kids, and they can experience the wonders of nature with you. No matter what they occasionally say now, they will remember these trips with appreciation later. So, you would like to have this type of experience with your kids, and you want it to be good and have them want more, but you don’t know where to start…right? Read on for more.

Rolling Acres Mar-bel Lakes
(419) 945-2405
549 Township Road 761
Ashland, OH
 
Country Stage Campground
(419) 652-2267
40 Township Road 1031 # C
Nova, OH
 
Terrace Lake Campground
(419) 736-3463
622 Township Road 462
Sullivan, OH
 
Hidden Acres Campground
(800) 421-7116, (419) 853-4687
107 Township Road 810 Lot 40
West Salem, OH
Number of Sites
200 Total Camp/RV Sites,200 Electric and Water,150 Full Hookups,40 Max RV Length,5 Pull-Thru Sites,150 Sideouts,10 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Boat Launch,Golf Facilities,Marina,

Hidden Acres
(419) 853-4687
107 Jackson Township Rd 810
West Salem, OH
 
Westview Mobile Estates
(419) 289-0598
1937 Claremont Ave # 106
Ashland, OH
 
Pleasant Hill Lake Park
(419) 938-7884
3431 State Route 95
Perrysville, OH
 
Town & Country Campgrounds
(419) 853-4550
7555 Shilling Rd
West Salem, OH
 
Hickory Lakes Campground
(800) 421-7116, (419) 869-7587
23 Township Road 1300
West Salem, OH
Number of Sites
225 Total Camp/RV Sites,225 Electric and Water,40 Max RV Length,28 Pull-Thru Sites,225 Sideouts,190 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Boat Launch,Golf Facilities,Planned Activities,Playground,Swimming Pool,

Town & Country Camp Resort
(800) 421-7116, (419) 853-4550
7555 Shilling Road
West Salem, OH
Number of Sites
200 Total Camp/RV Sites,200 Electric and Water,185 Full Hookups,39 Max RV Length,6 Pull-Thru Sites,1 Rental Trailers,28 Sideouts,20 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,Park Trailers,
Recreation
Boat Launch,Golf Facilities,Nature Trails,Planned Activities,Playground,

Planning a Family Camping Trip

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How to Make Your First Camping Trip a Big Success!


From the Pages of Camping Life Magazine

Family camping is a perfect way to get time alone with your kids, and they can experience the wonders of nature with you. No matter what they occasionally say now, they will remember these trips with appreciation later. So, you would like to have this type of experience with your kids, and you want it to be good and have them want more, but you don’t know where to start…right?

No problem, we’re going to hit the essentials you will need to have a successful first campout. Through proper preparation and careful execution, it can be one that your kids will love, and tell their friends about (and say nice things about).

CAMPING MYTHS


Let’s begin by dispelling some of the myths and rumors that keep many people from becoming campers and having an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Myth #1 – I’m not an outdoor person.
Sure, camping is about being outdoors and enjoying it, but you don’t have to be “Ranger Tom” or a card-carrying Sierra Club member to enjoy camping! It is natural for people to be outside, breathing fresh air, getting a little color on their cheeks. With the proper equipment such as a good tent and warm sleeping bag, and some good food you will have most of the amenities that you have at home, only you’ll be outside.

Myth #2 – It’s too expensive.
Yes, everything you do seems to cost money. But where can you stay overnight with a family of four or more for under $50? Once you make the initial investment in equipment you will have many seasons of enjoyable camping at a fraction of the cost of staying in a hotel.

Myth #3 – I don’t know what to take.
Keep reading. This is a simple “Camping 101” approach that can give you the facts about the necessary equipment to bring.

Myth #4 – Camping is boring. What will I do with the kids?
Pick some activities that they like to do or let them choose what they want to do, while we’re camping. Get them involved by having them help plan and cook the meals. Go for a hike on a nearby trail. Go fishing. Bring pencils, paper, and crayons for them to draw what they see. Pack a football, soccer ball, baseball gear or any other sporting equipment that the kids will have fun with. Bring their favorite board game and a book each for evenings in the tent.

Now that we have all those nasty rumors behind us, let’s talk about preparing for the trip.

WHERE TO GO


For your first family camping adventure with the kids, we recommend a campground that is close to you, about an hour traveling time. This way you’re not spending too much time getting to the fun! Check with Woodall’s , the National Park Service , the U.S. Forest Service , or Reserve America or for campgrounds and facilities near you. Choose a campground that offers diverse attractions, such as hiking trails, a nature center, and a lake or stream nearby. There will be plenty to keep you and the kids entertain...

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