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I know not everyone who camps enjoys a campfire, but for us one of the best parts about camping is sitting around the campfire at night and enjoying each others company. Plus certain foods taste better over the campfire, you really can’t make a s’more with a candle.

Gills Landing Campground
(541) 258-4917
1400 E Grant
Lebanon, OR
 
Knox Butte RV Park*
(541) 928-9033
125 Expo Parkway NE
Albany, OR
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, 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 Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Corvallis/Albany KOA
(800) 562-8526
Albany, OR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, River Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Mallard Creek Golf & Rv Resort
(541) 259-0070
Lebanon, OR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, No Motorcylists, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Pond Fishing, Putting Green, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, REC Open to Public

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Benton Oaks Camp and RV*
(541) 766-6521
110 SW 53rd St
Corvallis, OR
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Pets OK
Recreation
Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Ash Creek Mobile Park
(503) 838-4552
141 S 17th St # 12a
Independence, OR
 
The Blue Ox RV Park
(800) 336-2881
Albany, OR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pool, Hot Tub, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Emerald Valley RV Park
(866) 645-3360
Jefferson, OR
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, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Gill's Landing RV Park*
(541) 258-4917
1400 E Grant St
Lebanon, OR
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, Fire Rings, Wood, Patios
Recreation
Boating, Float Trips, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Salem KOA
(503) 363-7616
Salem, OR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Sitting around the Campfire

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February 16, 2010 by Denise N. Crew · 2 Comments  

sitting by the fire

Baby Girl keeps C's lap warm as we start the campfire

I know not everyone who camps enjoys a campfire, but for us one of the best parts about camping is sitting around the campfire at night and enjoying each others company. Plus certain foods taste better over the campfire, you really can’t make a s’more with a candle. Also there’s the enjoyment of just chatting with family and friends with no gadgets to interrupt the conversation.

The most important thing about cooking over the campfire is having long enough forks, trust me your non-singed knuckle hair will thank you. We love s’mores, there’s just something about that gooey mess that tastes so good. We learned it’s better to do your cracker/chocolate setup before roasting your marshmallow, nothing worse then having your perfectly toasted marshmallow hit the dirt while you fiddle around breaking the graham cracker in half, there’s no 5 second rule for that. A word to the wise, if you’re thinking a marshmallow Peep is going to make a s’more taste even better, think again, you toast the Peep and the sugar coating reaches the temperature of molten lava. So while those sitting around the campfire might enjoy the laugh, you’ll have a burnt tongue for your efforts. Please don’t ask how I know, I just do. Also when your kids have a brilliant idea, let them try it out first!

eating a s'more

Little Man enjoying a s'more

I’m a pretty creative cook, so I know about 10 different ways to cook a hotdog, but the best way is over the campfire. We also like to do pigs in the blanket for a treat. Roast your hotdog over the fire and when it’s almost done, wrap the hotdog with a crescent roll. (be careful, it’s hot) then return to roasting the hotdog over the campfire till the crescent it toasted. Don’t try to cook the hotdog and the crescent at the same time, the crescent will be doughy and gross on the inside. Now if you want a more grown up taste try Johnsonville Brats, they are out of this world cooked over a campfire.

So while all this cooking is going on, there’s usually some good conversation shared as well. Whether it’s just our immediate family or we’re camping with extended family and friends there’s always jokes and laughter. We’ll talk about camping trips past, what the plans are for the following day, sometimes even a hope or a dream one of the kids have. A campfire seems to bring out the best of family camping.

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