AllCampgrounds Gears Up for Winter Camping! Part 1 …

October 21, 2011
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Find that aurora!

Find that aurora!
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It’s only October, but tent campers know that the best way to get the prime spots at many parks and campgrounds is to plan ahead; and if you’re feeling adventurous this winter, then it’s always best to be prepared!

Yes, while winter sees many camp grounds around the U.S. close down for the season, there are always those that stay open year round. The intrepid tent camper can also look for backcountry adventures – only for the outdoors expert, of course!

Today, AllCampgrounds will review some nifty sites on the web for those who plan to brave the cold and enjoy some winter camping this year.

AllCampgrounds Newsflash: REI Releases Great Video Archive for Outdoor Skills

October 14, 2011
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Boat dock at Glacial Lake.

Boat dock at Glacial Lake.
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Howdy, campers!

In today’s article, we’d like to introduce you to a great new resource for learning the skills that will bring you fun and safety in the outdoors.

REI is a great supplier of outdoor gear like backpacks, tents, canoes, and much more.

But did you also know you can go to their website to enjoy a great archive of articles and videos about a whole slew of topics for tent camping and RV campers alike?

We’ve gone through the whole library and picked out some of the best for you to enjoy.


AllCampgrounds: A Quick Reminder About Bear Safety, Now With New Tips

August 26, 2011
Filed under: Camping Safety, Nature
A young bear

A young bear
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Welcome back to AllCampgrounds!

Bears are in the headlines again, with a fatal grizzly bear attack at Yellowstone making big news around that park.

The attack took place at Wapiti Lake Trail, known as a trail for backpacking enthusiasts who want to get off the beaten path.

This is the only such bear event at Yellowstone in over 25 years, but it isn’t the only place bears have been spotted lately: at Grand Lake, Colorado, a group of 7th and 8th graders were thankfully unharmed when a bear wandered into their campsite, rummaged through their foodstuffs and helped himself to some granola bars.

This is all despite chaperones taking the right precautions in keeping the food away from the camp!

So, now seems an important time to remind our readers about bear safety.


AllCampgrounds News Alerts: The Best Camping News for July 2011

July 15, 2011
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River eddy in the Missouri River Photo by:
Robert Linder (Stock Exchange)

Hello and welcome to AllCampgrounds!

This week, we’ll be sharing some great camping news for all you tent camping and RV camping enthusiasts.

The summer camping season still has a lot of life left in it, so this won’t be all!

We’ll return to our usual (and unusual) coverage of the best RV parks and campgrounds, tent camping parks, and other top quality camping destinations next go around.

But for now, it’s time for news: AllCampgrounds has you covered with the very latest on the camping scene. (more…)

AllCampgrounds July 4th Camping Special: 2011 Edition

June 10, 2011
Brilliant fireworks and camping opportunities abound ...

Brilliant fireworks and camping opportunities abound ...
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Good morning!

It’s time for AllCampgrounds, and today we’ll be revealing some of the best tent camping and RV camping for one of the biggest camping events of the entire year.

Last year’s July 4th Camping Special brought us to Washington, D.C. and Atlanta.

There are awesome camp grounds to visit around the nation’s capital and all around the country.

Join AllCampgrounds for this whirlwind tour of Independence Day camping!


AllCampgrounds Outdoor Adventures: Your First Rafting Trip

July 29, 2010
Whitewater rafting fun in Alberta

Whitewater rafting fun in Alberta
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Last time on AllCampgrounds, we got started looking at the thrilling and often challenging world of river rafting. Now that we know the basics of finding a river and a raft – and that you don’t have to bring Jean-Claude Van Damme along to safely work your way through a beginner river – it’s time to look at some basic techniques for navigating that current.

Tips and Tricks for Your First Rafting Trip

Get informed before you go: Not all campsites are right for rafting, but there are thousands of camp grounds around the U.S. and Canada that offer guided trips downriver. For your very first trip out without a guide, you definitely want to select a camp that focuses on its rafting as a main feature, even if only to find out from experienced rafters what kind of challenges you might face around the bend. In many places, you can get handy river guidebooks to study, too. (more…)

AllCampgrounds Outdoor Adventures: Getting Started in River Rafting

July 27, 2010
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River rafting on a quiet day

River rafting on a quiet day
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Millions of people go camping around the U.S. every year, and we all have our favorite things to do outdoors. Some of the best tent camping anywhere is found on lakes and rivers, and getting out on the water can really help you enjoy camping to the fullest: just take a look at your favorite angler, getting up at dawn to find the best fishing spot, and you know what I mean!

But fishing is serene and quiet … what if you want a little more action? If you’ve never been rafting before, you might have a “Hollywood” vision of white rapids and a buff Stephen Seagal-type navigating some dangerous jungle river – but the truth is, with a little preparation, anyone can enjoy rafting at a range of skill levels. Today’s AllCampgrounds will tell you all about it. (more…)

AllCampgrounds Hiking Series: Lightning Safety on the Trail

July 13, 2010
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Lightning: Beautiful, deadly, and a real concern for hikers!

Lightning: Beautiful, deadly, and a real concern for hikers!
Photo by: Thomas Bush (Stock Exchange)

Welcome one and all to AllCampgrounds, where we’ve been learning all about hiking lately.

It’s a great activity that you can combine with tent camping, roughing it in primitive backcountry camp grounds, or just about any other visit to your local park.

No matter where you’re staying, though, the very first thing to be aware of is the weather: and if you’re in an area where lightning is possible, you know that it can whip up suddenly and unexpectedly.

Here are some tips to make sure you stay safe and sound, even if there’s a thunderstorm when you’re well along the trail. (more…)

Fourth of July Fireworks Safety for Campers

May 28, 2010
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Another great fireworks display

Another great fireworks display
Photo by: Nimalan Tharmalingam (Stock Exchange)

Good morning, campers! On today’s blog we’ll be talking about fireworks safety for your Memorial Day and Fourth of July festivities. Whether you’re tent camping or live the RV life, everyone has to be careful of starting fires in the backcountry. But there are some private camp grounds that provide areas for enjoying fireworks; and even if you’re only pitching a tent in your backyard, there are some things to keep in mind. In the interest of keeping the 4th safe and fun, and helping protect great holiday traditions at the same time, a little reminder on firework safety. (more…)

National Park Spotlight: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

May 18, 2010
View of the Smoky Mountains from Tennessee

View of the Smoky Mountains from Tennessee
Photo by: Rene Kelley (Stock Exchange)

Good day!

Today’s AllCampgrounds blog will introduce our new National Park Spotlight feature as we move into the Great Smoky Mountains.

Around here, we think it’s pretty great that some of the most majestic natural features in the U.S. are on protected land for everyone to enjoy, so we’d like to highlight some of the best national parks.

And where better to begin than the state we’ve been touring lately, Tennessee? (more…)

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