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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.

REI - Recreational Equipment- Inc.
(503) 624-8600
7410 SW Bridgeport Road
Tigard, OR
 
Fort Vancouver
(360) 816-6230
612 East Reserve Street
Vancouver, WV
 
Roamers Rest RV Park, LLC*
(877) 478-7275
17585 SW Pacific Hwy (99W)
Tualatin, OR
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, Ice, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
River Fishing, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Columbia River RV Park*
(503) 285-1515
10649 NE 13th Ave
Portland, OR
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Golf Nearby

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Jantzen Beach RV Park*
(800) 443-7248
1503 N Hayden Is Dr
Portland, OR
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pool, Wading Pool, River Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Jantzen Beach Rv Park
(503) 289-7626
1503 N Hayden Island Dr
Portland, OR
 
Horning's Campground
(503) 647-2920
21277 Nw Brunswick Canyon Rd
Cornelius, OR
 
Pheasant Ridge RV Resort*
(503) 682-7829
8275 SW Elligsen Rd
Wilsonville, OR
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, Ice, Patios, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pool, Hot Tub, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Riverside RV Park
(503) 263-3000
Canby, OR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Storage, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, River Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Aurora Acres RV Resort
(503) 678-2646
Aurora, OR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Storage, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pool, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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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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