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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.

Beech Fork State Park
(304) 522-0303
5601 Long Branch Rd
Barboursville, WV
 
Beech Fork SP*
(304) 528-5794
5601 Long Branch Rd
Barboursville, WV
Campground Availability
Apr 15-Oct 15
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Clubs Welcome
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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East Fork Campground (COE-East Lynn Lake)
(304) 849-2355
East Lynn, WV
Campground Availability
13-May thru 9-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Stream Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Jim's Camping
(304) 743-4560
Milton, WV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, River Fishing, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Krodel Park Campground
(304) 675-1068
Rr 2 & 62
Point Pleasant, WV
 
Fox Fire Resort
(304) 743-5622
Us Route 60
Milton, WV
 
Wayne National Forest (Lake Vesuvius Campground)
(740) 534-6500
Ironton, OH
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Lake Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Hiking Trails

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Huntington Fox Fire KOA*
(304) 743-5622
290 Fox Fire Rd
MIlton, WV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, 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, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Canaan Valley Resort Golf Course
(304) 866-4121
Hc 70 Box 330
Davis, WV
 
Stonecoal Campground
(304) 472-7226
Route 7
Buckhannon, WV
 
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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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