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May 28, 2010

Fourth of July Fireworks Safety for Campers

Filed under: Camping Safety — Tags: , — Simos @ 12:05 am
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…)

May 26, 2010

AllCampgrounds Special: Memorial Day and July 4th Fireworks!

Fireworks

Fireworks
Photo by: Steve Graham (Stock Exchange)

Welcome back to AllCampgrounds! With the summer season upon us, it’ll soon be time for grilling and fireworks. It’s not surprising if you want to hit the road in your RV or go tent camping and enjoy cool evenings with friends in the great outdoors. But if you’re leaving home, where can you go to have all the great family fun and excitement of a community fireworks display? Lots of natural spaces have serious restrictions on fire, and that definitely includes fireworks, to protect the land. But there are also plenty where it’s only a short journey to spectacular summer displays. (more…)

May 25, 2010

Camping the 50 States: RV Camping in Nevada

Filed under: Campground Destinations,RV Camping — Tags: , — Simos @ 3:54 am
The wilds of eastern Nevada

The wilds of eastern Nevada
Photo by: Susan H. (Stock Exchange)

Good morning! A bit ago on AllCampgrounds, we began to explore Nevada by focusing on the best in tent camping. As we learned, there are a lot of huge, well-developed state and national parks offering a true glimpse of the sometimes harsh, but always serene beauty of this desert landscape.

There’s also great lakefront camping! But, admittedly, the weather can be harsh for non-locals, and that may make tent camping a challenge. That’s where RV camping comes in, and Nevada has enough RV parks for anyone! So, as we continue our 50 States Series, it’s on to RV camping Nevada! (more…)

May 24, 2010

AllCampgrounds Special News Update: Camping in the “Oil Zone”

Filed under: Nature — Tags: , , — Simos @ 3:10 am
A misty morning on the Louisiana bayou

A misty morning on the Louisiana bayou
Photo by: Pam Roth (Stock Exchange)

Good afternoon from AllCampgrounds!

Today, I think it’s important to brief our readers on the ongoing situation with the Gulf oil spill and its impact on camping in coastal states.

Information is scarce in some respects, but we’ll provide links and follow-up to help the tent camping and RV camping community understand how problems in the Gulf are affecting the camping scene in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, the habitats most likely to be see oil come ashore. (more…)

May 20, 2010

Camping the 50 States: Tent Camping in Nevada

Filed under: Campground Destinations — Tags: , — Simos @ 2:10 am
Red Rock Canyon, outside Las Vegas

Red Rock Canyon, outside Las Vegas
Photo by: John Evans (Stock Exchange)

Hello again from AllCampgrounds!

Today, we continue on our quest to camp all 50 states by dropping in on the camping scene in Nevada. Not the first place you think of when you think camping?

You’re not alone: millions of people flock to Las Vegas every year, but only a fraction go out and enjoy the state’s many camp grounds.

We’re going to do our small part to change that today, introducing you to some of Nevada’s great tent camping opportunities. RV camping, which is a good deal more widespread, will follow soon! (more…)

May 18, 2010

National Park Spotlight: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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…)

May 14, 2010

Camping the 50 States: The Best RV Parks in Tennessee

Filed under: Campground Destinations,RV Camping — Tags: , — Simos @ 12:00 am
Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee

Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee
Photo by: Horton Group (Stock Exchange)

Good morning, fellow campers!

Last time, we swung through Tennessee to get a close look at the tent camping scene there and get the scoop on some top state parks.

This time, it’s on to the best in RV parks and RV camping.

After all, as any road warrior knows, the RV camping experience is a world all of its own!

So, here’s a handful of the most-visited RV parks in the Tennessee scene. Let’s check it out … (more…)

May 12, 2010

Camping the 50 States: Tent Camping in Tennessee

Filed under: Campground Destinations,Camping — Tags: , — Simos @ 12:16 am
The trees of Tennessee

The trees of Tennessee
Photo by: Eric Camil, Jr. (Stock Exchange)

Tennessee may be the land of Nashville and bluegrass, but did you know it’s also a great place for camping?

On this edition of AllCampgrounds, we’ll be looking at some of the best tent camping opportunities in Tennessee.

With plenty of great rivers, mountains, and free backcountry camping at all state parks that offer it, this southeastern state is especially inviting for mountaineers and boating enthusiasts who want to get out into the wild and go camping quick.

There’s also camping potential convenient to famous landmarks like Graceland, the historic estate of Elvis Presley.

(more…)

May 10, 2010

Discounts and Other Great Opportunities for All Kinds of Campers

Filed under: Camping,RV Camping — Tags: , — Simos @ 4:30 am
Everyone will be joining in the camping fun with these deals!

Everyone will be joining in the camping fun with these deals!
Photo by: Marcos Santos (Stock Exchange)

Howdy, all!

Today’s AllCampgrounds is a quick note to make everyone aware of a phenomenon even I didn’t know about until I started writing for the blog: discount camping consortiums.

While not all campsites are associated with a discount organization, there are actually several membership groups throughout the U.S. and Canada that can offer welcome benefits to frequent campers at thousands of premium camp grounds for both tent camping and RV camping.

(more…)

May 6, 2010

Camping Around the Grand Canyon

Filed under: Campground Destinations,RV Camping — Tags: , , — Simos @ 2:00 am
Sunrise over the Grand Canyon in winter

Sunrise over the Grand Canyon in winter
Photo by: Nafrea (Stock Exchange)

Hello and welcome to today’s edition of the AllCampgrounds blog.

Today’s trip brings us to hot, flat, sunny Arizona to visit one of the world’s greatest natural wonders: the Grand Canyon.

In certain areas you can actually pitch a tent inside the Canyon, which plunges almost a mile deep from its highest peak to its floor!

Most of the Canyon is encompassed by Grand Canyon National Park, which is one of the oldest, most developed, and most versatile national parks in the United States; comparable with the first, Yellowstone.

(more…)

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