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Campgrounds Clarksburg WV

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.

Wilderness Waterpark & Camp
(304) 622-7528
Rr 1 Box 141
Clarksburg, WV
Prickett's Creek Campground
(304) 363-1910
Rr 3
Fairmont, WV
Broken Wheel Campground & Country Store
(304) 269-6097
Weston, WV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Grocery
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Mountain Lake Campground & Cabins
(800) 421-7116, (304) 872-6222
1898 Summerville Airport Road
Summersville, WV
Number of Sites
186 Total Camp/RV Sites,133 30 Amp Service,15 50 Amp Service,186 Electric and Water,8 Group Sites,40 Max RV Length,52 No Hookups,22 Pull-Thru Sites,52 Tent Sites,
Dump Station,Firewood,Group Area,Handicapped Restroom Facilities,Ice,Internet Access at Specific Locations in Park,Laundry,Pavilion,Pets Welcome,Restaurant,Snack Bar,Store,Cabin Rentals,
Biking Trails,Fishing,Golf Carts,Hiking Trails,Playground,Swimming Pool,Swimming - Lake,

Firehouse Food & Fun Camp Ground
304-877-6060 Or 304-877-3614
Rt 16
Bradley, WV
Oakdale Village
(304) 363-8339
1770 Morgantown Ave
Fairmont, WV
Tygart Lake SP*
(304) 265-6144
Rt 1
Grafton, WV
Campground Availability
mid Apr-mid Nov
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Mountain State Outdoor Center
(304) 574-0947
19th & Ames Hts Rd
Lansing, WV
Pine Hill Campground
(304) 379-4612
Rr 3
Bruceton Mills, WV
Ashland ATV Resort
(800) 421-7116, (304) 862-2322
HC 76 Box 681
Northfork, WV
Number of Sites
77 Total Camp/RV Sites,4 20 Amp Service,20 30 Amp Service,19 50 Amp Service,50 Higher Amp Service,77 Electric and Water,27 Full Hookups,99 Max RV Length,7 No Hookups,22 Pull-Thru Sites,23 Total Rental Units,43 Sideouts,11 Tent Sites,
BBQ Pits,Cable TV,Dump Station,Firewood,Group Area,Handicapped Restroom Facilities,Ice,WiFi Parkwide,Laundry,Pavilion,Pets Welcome,Propane,Showers,Store,Cabin Rentals,internet access at specific locations in park,
Basket Ball,Biking Trails,Bird Watching,Fishing,Flyfishing,Hiking Trails,Horse Shoes,Nature Trails,Picnic Area,Planned Activities,Playground,

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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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