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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.

The Soccer Camp at Colby College
Colby College
Waterville, ME
Belgrade Canoe & Kayak
(207) 495-2005
Rt 27. PO Box 270
Belgrade, ME
Lake St. George State Park
(207) 589-4255
Liberty, ME
Campground Availability
15-May thru 1-Oct
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Basketball, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Green Valley Campground
(800) 421-7116, (207) 923-3000
1248 Cross Hill Road
Vassalboro, ME
Campground Availability
85 Total Camp/RV Sites, 85 Electric and Water, 45 Max RV Length, 5 Pull-Thru Sites,
Cable TV, Dump Station, Internet Access at Specific Locations in Park, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Store,
Boating, Canoe Rentals, Fishing, Kayak Rentals, Non-motorized Boat Rentals, Recreation Hall, Swimming - Lake,

Skowhegan/Canaan KOA
(800) 421-7116, (207) 474-2858
Route 2
Canaan, ME
Campground Availability
90 Total Camp/RV Sites, 17 20 Amp Service, 17 30 Amp Service, 61 50 Amp Service, 90 Electric and Water, 59 Full Hookups, 90 Max RV Length, 50 Pull-Thru Sites, 7 Total Rental Units, 18 Tent Sites,
BBQ Pits, Cable TV, Dump Station, Firewood, Group Area, Ice, WiFi Parkwide, Laundry, Meeting Rooms, Pavilion, Pets Welcome, Showers, Snack Bar, Store, Cabin Rentals, Lodge Rentals,
Arcade, Game room, Basket Ball, Bike Rentals, Canoe Rentals, Hay Rides, Hiking Trails, Horse Shoes, Hot Tub, Kayak Rentals, Mini Golf, Nature Trails, Planned Activities, Playground, Recreation Hall, Sports Field, Swimming Pool, Theme Weekends, Water activities,

Dick's Sporting Goods
(207) 622-3987
80 Stephen King Dr
Augusta, ME
(207) 474-2858
Skowhegan, ME
Campground Availability
mid May thru mid Oct
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Canoeing, Kayaking, Playground, Mini Golf, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Giordano''s Camping & Recreation
(800) 421-7116, (207) 873-2408
288 North Pond Road
Winslow, ME
Campground Availability
45 Total Camp/RV Sites, 45 Electric and Water, 30 Full Hookups, 65 Max RV Length, 10 Tent Sites,

Two Rivers Campground
(800) 421-7116, (207) 474-6482
327 Canaan Road
Skowhegan, ME
Campground Availability
65 Total Camp/RV Sites, 65 Electric and Water, 40 Full Hookups, 42 Max RV Length, 30 Pull-Thru Sites,
Cable TV, Dump Station, Group Area, Pets Welcome, Store, WiFi,
Fishing, Recreation Hall, Swimming - Lake, Swimming Pool,

Dick's Sporting Goods
(207) 828-4950
Mall Plaza
South Portland, ME
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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.

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 and follow the prompts to search for local weather information. The Weather Channel ( 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.

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