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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.

Alton Campground
(614) 878-9127
6552 W Broad St
Galloway, OH
 
Mann's Mobile Home Estates
(614) 239-7900
755 Stelzer Rd
Columbus, OH
 
Tree Haven Campgrounds Inc
(740) 965-3469
4855 Miller Paul Rd
Westerville, OH
 
Deer Creek State Park
(740) 869-3124
Mount Sterling, OH
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Bike Rentals, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Alton RV Park
(800) 421-7116, (614) 878-9127
6552 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH
Campground Availability
35 Total Camp/RV Sites, 30 20 Amp Service, 35 30 Amp Service, 21 50 Amp Service, 35 Electric and Water, 35 Electric Only, 35 Full Hookups, 2 Group Sites, 45 Max RV Length, 20 Pull-Thru Sites, 35 Seasonal, 35 Sideouts, 1 Tent Sites,

Carvel Manor Mhp & Propane Sales
(740) 983-2682
14461 State Route 104
Ashville, OH
 
Jackson Lake Park
(614) 837-6050
3715 Cedar Hill Rd Nw
Canal Winchester, OH
 
Alton RV Park*
(614) 878-9127
6552 W Broad St
Galloway, OH
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, Wood

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Jackson Lake Park
(614) 837-2656
Canal Winchester, OH
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Lake Fishing, Play Equipment, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, REC Open to Public

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Tree Haven Campground
(800) 421-7116, (740) 965-3469
4855 Miller Paul Road
Westerville, OH
Campground Availability
130 Total Camp/RV Sites, 130 Electric and Water, 20 Pull-Thru Sites, 80 Sideouts, 20 Tent Sites,
Services
Dump Station, Group Area, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Phone Service at Site, Store,
Recreation
Marina, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool,

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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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