The Wright Guide to Camping with the Corps of Engineers

This informative guidebook lists all campgrounds in the United States built and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including summer and winter campground sites. Especially valuable for RV travelers and campers who are boaters and fishermen, the book includes all campsites with fishing and boating access located on or near lakes or streams managed by the Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps is renowned for keeping well-maintained sites, with inexpensive fees. Many of the campsites listed are in beautiful, little-known locations, too.

Individual campground listings contain complete details about camping facilities, amenities, recreational activities available, RV park information, GPS and longitude/latitude information for each lake, and complete, easy-to-follow directions to get to each campground – which can be handy when traveling where internet signals can be difficult to receive. Concise overviews of the Corps of Engineers’ projects at many sites are included for those curious about the works at many parks.

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  • Perfect compliment to my camping books. Everything you need to know about camping in areas that are virtually unknown to many.
  • Whether you pitch a tent or roll up in a motor home, choosing to spend your vacation time camping can be a blast! Make sure you plan and prepare for all of the little hazards that living with nature can present, by reading the following tips and adhering to their advice!Buy a sleeping bag which will suit the weather you will be in. You are going to roast all night long in a sleeping bag designed for cold weather that you camp with during summer. And if you taking a sleeping bag that is light-weight, you are going to freeze. Packing the wrong sleeping supplies is certainly uncomfortable, and it might even become dangerous.Leave no trace of your outing at your campsite, for environmental reasons and as a courtesy to park officials who clean up and the next camping crew. Make sure all trash is picked up, you refill holes you may have dug and of course, that your campfire is completely out!While you have this vision of a fun-filled camping trip, many times scrapes and cuts just seem to come with all that fun. Be sure you take a first-aid kit with you into nature because accidents just happen, and it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Hopefully, it will stay packed safely away, but you will have the peace of mind that you are prepared if something does happen.Let everyone know they have a say in the campsite and should help pick a favorite spot. Discuss what state you want to visit. There are many sites in the country to visit that are nearby and are very beneficial. To aid in this decision, you may want to offer a few of those that you personally like the best and than let each family member vote.No matter how you do it, camping is a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend your vacation. It can offer great relaxation, inspiration and even teach us a lot about our environment. Keep the tips from this article in mind as you set out on your camping adventure and remember to have fun!
  • Camping is a pastime that can be fun and educational for the entire family. In order to get the most out of your time communing with nature, you must take the time to learn as much about camping as possible. Read the tips that follow and you will be able to plan an adventure you will never forget.You don’t have to be a boy scout to be prepared, if you plan to go camping. One of the first rules is to be sure to tell somebody where you will be. If there isn’t an exact location to give, then give a general idea of major roads nearby or even GPS coordinates if you know them and give a timeframe of when you plan to return.To increase your sleeping experience while camping, bring a pad along that you can place under your sleeping bag. This pad acts as a barrier between you and the hard ground where twigs and tree knots may cause strange sleeping conditions. If a pad isn’t handy, bring a few extra blankets that you can fold over on themselves to create some cushion.If you have little ones camping with you, pack a few art supplies. When you get to your site, show them how to do leaf rubbings. There are always a variety of leaves in all shapes and sizes, so trying them all out will take a while. The kids will be happy and you will have some peace and quiet while you relax and watch them.Nothing has the potential for creating lifetime memories quite like camping. Including your friends and family on your next outing can be a tremendous experience as long as you have a good grasp of camping fundamentals. By taking the concepts in the above article to heart, you will be prepared to experience the outdoors like an expert.

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