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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.

Roadrunner Campground
(804) 796-5160
13900 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Chester, VA
 
Whippernock Marina & Campgrounds
(804) 265-5252
2700 Sutherland Rd
Sutherland, VA
 
Picture Lake Campground
(804) 861-0174
7818 Boydton Plank Rd
Petersburg, VA
 
Cozy Acres Family Campground
(804) 598-2470
2177 Ridge Rd
Powhatan, VA
 
Picture Lake Campground*
(804) 861-0174
7818 Boydton Plank Rd
Petersburg, VA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Lake Fishing, Shuffle Board Court, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Cozy Cove Campground
(804) 265-9000
713 Sutherland Rd
Church Road, VA
 
Camptown Campground
(804) 469-4569
22819 Camptown Dr
Petersburg, VA
 
Spring Gardens
(804) 732-8908
2178 County Dr
Petersburg, VA
 
Pocahontas State Park
(804) 796-4255
Chesterfield, VA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Wood
Recreation
Pool, Wading Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Bike Rentals, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Spring Gardens Mobile Home Park*
(804) 732-8908
2178 County Drive
Petersburg, VA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
Pool, Horseshoes, Volleyball

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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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