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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.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(440) 324-4100
Market Square
Elyria, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(440) 835-3723
300 Crocker Park Boulevard
Westlake, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(440) 268-9153
500 Southpark Center
Strongsville, OH
 
American Wilderness Campground*
(440) 926-3700
17273 Avon Belden Rd (St Rt 83)
Grafton, OH
Campground Availability
May 01-Oct 15
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Timber Ridge Campground
(800) 421-7116, (440) 965-4113
51900 Portman Road
Amherst, OH
Campground Availability
136 Total Camp/RV Sites, 136 Electric and Water,

Oberlin Soccer Camps
260 Forest Street
Oberlin, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(440) 686-2400
Great Northern Mall
North Olmsted, OH
 
Backpackers Shop Ohio Canoe
(440) 934-5345
5128 Colorado Avenue
Sheffield Village, OH
 
Findley State Park
(440) 647-5749
Wellington, OH
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Schaun Acres Campground
(800) 421-7116, (440) 775-7122
51390 Route 303
Oberlin, OH
Campground Availability
98 Total Camp/RV Sites, 98 Electric and Water, 10 Full Hookups, 40 Max RV Length, 6 Pull-Thru Sites, 15 Sideouts,
Services
Dump Station, Group Area, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Propane, Store,
Recreation
Boat Launch, Golf Facilities, Marina,

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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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