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When planning hiking or camping trips, it is vital to keep track of what’s happening weather-wise. Without knowing what the short- and long-term trends are, you might inadvertently travel into the path of a storm.

Afton State Park
(651) 436-5391
Hastings, MN
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, River Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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St. Paul East RV Park*
(651) 436-6436
568 Settlers Ridge Pkwy
Woodbury, MN
Campground Availability
Apr 20-Oct 01
Services
Control Access Gate, 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, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pool, Playground, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Cannon Falls Campground
(507) 263-3145
Cannon Falls, MN
Campground Availability
late Apr thru early Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Island Campground & Marina
(715) 792-2502
Hager City, WI
Campground Availability
1-May thru 1-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Escort to Site, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Play Equipment, Golf Nearby

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Lake Elmo Park Reserve (Washington County Park)
(651) 430-8370
Lake Elmo, MN
Campground Availability
May thru Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park (Washington County Park)
(651) 430-8240
Hastings, MN
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, River Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Treasure Island RV Park
(800)222-7077 x 2334
Red Wing, MN
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Golf Nearby, REC Open to Public

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Lake Byllesby Campground (Dakota County Park)*
(507) 263-4447
7650 Echo Point Rd
Cannon Falls, MN
Campground Availability
Early May-Mid Oct
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
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Playground, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Lebanon Hills Campground (Dakota County Park)*
(651) 688-1376
12100 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN
Campground Availability
Early May-Late Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Play Equipment, Hiking Trails

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Willow River SP
(715) 386-5931
Hudson, WI
Campground Availability
4-May thru 30-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Playground, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Weather Tools to Know about When Camping

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February 15, 2010 by Camping Life Magazine · 1 Comment  

camping weather tools help you know the weather

Article Courtesy of Camping Life Magazine.

Forecasting the weather is a combination of art, science and luck — which is why weather reporters always deal in percentages rather than absolutes. Even though the process isn’t perfect, it’s still wise to listen to the broadcasts and pay attention to the clues about what’s coming. At the same time, it’s also good to keep a “weather eye” on the sky to look for local or fast-developing atmospheric activity that distant forecasters may not even be aware of.
When planning hiking or camping trips, it is vital to keep track of what’s happening weather-wise. Without knowing what the short- and long-term trends are, you might inadvertently travel into the path of a storm. So, along with packing the hot dogs, pop and ice in the cooler; filling the vehicle with fuel and making sure the sleeping bags and tent are aboard, be sure to make tapping into weather information part of your pre-trip checklist.

CAMPING TRIP WEATHER PLANNING IS EASIER TO DO
Thanks to modern technology, obtaining the 411 on weather has never been easier. For about the same amount of money it takes to fill your gas tank, you can buy a compact, battery-powered weather radio that continuously broadcasts National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather reports all across the country. There are seven channels on the NOAA system, and the frequencies are broadcast nationwide by local reporting systems.
When traveling cross-country, simply change from one channel to another to continue receiving information on current conditions, forecasts, severe weather warnings, travel advisories and other emergency information for the region you’re in.
If you have Internet access, you can log on to the NOAA website at noaa.gov and follow the prompts to search for local weather information. The Weather Channel (weather.com) is another bookmark-worthy site, and lets you input the city and state, or simply the zip code, of the area you’re concerned with to quickly access weather info. Not only can you obtain a relatively long-term forecast, but you can also look at satellite images that show the movement of clouds and storm systems over a particular area.
Don’t overlook the evening news or local newspapers. And don’t forget to recheck that information on the morning of your departure. By accessing these sources, you will have a better chance of planning your trip around bad weather and being prepared for what is coming. Don’t be shy about postponing your plans when inclement weather looms large.
The weather can also take a sudden and unexpected turn for the worse. So once you’re out there camping and having a good time, it’s important to pay attention to what’s going on around you. You’ll be able to witness local atmospheric activities that may have eluded remote forecasters.

WATCH FOR CLOUD SIGNS AS YOU TRAVEL
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