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Campgrounds Castle Rock CO

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.

Camp Coleman
(303) 660-4094
5050 Factory Shops Boulevard Suite 845
Castle Rock, CO
 
Castle Rock Koa Kampgrounds
(303) 681-3169
6527 S Interstate 25
Castle Rock, CO
 
Jellystone Park at Larkspur
(800) 421-7116, (303) 681-3169
650 Skyview Ln
Larkspur, CO
Number of Sites
156 Total Camp/RV Sites,6 20 Amp Service,39 30 Amp Service,25 50 Amp Service,156 Electric and Water,6 Electric Only,64 Full Hookups,60 Max RV Length,5 No Hookups,31 Pull-Thru Sites,23 Rental Units,23 Total Rental Units,21 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Dump Station,Firewood,Fenced Pet Area,Group Area,Ice,WiFi Parkwide,Laundry,Pets Welcome,Propane,Store,Cabin Rentals,Park Trailers,TeePees,Yurts,
Recreation
Basket Ball,Biking Trails,Bird Watching,Golf Carts,Golf Facilities,Hay Rides,Hiking Trails,Horse Shoes,Nature Trails,Picnic Area,Planned Activities,Playground,Swimming Pool,Theme Weekends,arcade/game room,

Bible Missionary Church Camp Ground
(303) 646-4869
37289 County Road 17
Elizabethtown, CO
 
Centennial Canoe Outfiters
(720) 283-0553
Po Box 3365
Englewood, CO
 
Plum Creek Golf & Country Club Tee Times & Golf S
(303) 688-2611
331 Players Club Drive
Castle Rock, CO
 
All Stars RV Repair
(720) 348-0404
5989 West Louviers Street
Louviers, CO
 
Castle Rock Campground
(303) 681-3169
6725 South I25
Larkspur, CO
 
Junglequest Adventure Centers & Zipline Out
(303) 738-9844
8000 South Lincoln Street Suite 10
Littleton, CO
 
Adam`s Camp
(303) 563-8290
5251 South Quebec Street
Greenwood Village, CO
 

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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