From National Trails Day to yoga hikes and a museum exhibit celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant, there is a lot going on in the National Parks this June. Here is a listing of a few of our favorite events in the National Parks this June and ongoing throughout the summer.
Photo: Camping in Yosemite Valley in the 1920s. | National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection
Cooking at the campground can be simple, easy, and delicious. From one pot meals to make ahead recipes and simple marinades for grilling, there are a lot of tasty ideas for campground cooking. Or, cooking can be overwhelming and a frustrating mess! Some campers love to get gourmet in the wilderness, while others would rather spend their time relaxing at camp or fishing until sunset.
Cooking at the campground can be intimidating -- there is a lot to pack and you don't want to forget any key ingredients, but we've got you covered with a few simple tips for campground cooking.
Have a bit of campground cooking advice? Share your kitchen tips with fellow campers in the comments below.
Camping season is here again and the reviews are coming in; the latest reader submitted campground reviews are from Indiana, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
- Merry Meadows Recreation Farm - Freeland, Maryland
- Gettysburg Farms RV Resort and Campground - Dover, Pennsylvania
- Gordon's Campground - Wolcottville, Indiana
Camping season is here again and the reviews are coming in; the latest reader submitted campground reviews are from California, South Carolina and Virgina.
- Sacramento River RV Park - Redding, California
- Eagles Nest RV Park - Tionesta, California
- Swamp Fox Campground - Florence, South Carolina
- Gloucester Point Family Camground - Gloucester, Virginia
A long weekend means heading outdoors and (hopefully) enjoying the sunshine. Though Memorial Day is often though of as the kick off to summer, the holiday weekend is a celebration of the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. So whether you are spending the holiday at the beach, or in the mountains, remember what you are celebrating!
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Camping season is here again and the reviews are coming in; the latest reader submitted campground reviews are from Indiana, Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin.
- Big Fish N Campground - Lafayette, Indiana
- Pecan Park Riverside Campground - San Marcos, Texas
- Crown Point Camping Area - Perkinsville, Vermont
- Deer Trail Park Campground -Nekoosa, Wisconsin
With warmer weather and change of seasons, campers are heading to the campgrounds. The latest reader submitted campground reviews are from Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee.
- Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, Georgia
- St. James RV Park - St. James, Louisiana
- Tana-See Campground - Newport, Tennessee
From the annual Artists in Residence Program at Mesa Verde National Park to ranger guided reef hikes and wildflower celebrations, there is a lot going on in the National Parks this May. Here is a listing of a few of our favorite events in the National Parks this May.
Photo: St. John's Virgin Islands, © Getty Images / Macduff Everton for The Image Bank
Not only is it National Parks Week, but it is also Earth Day! The holiday was created to to demonstrate support for environmental protection worldwide and is celebrated annually on April 22.
Campers can participate in many Earth Day celebrations, but the best way to celebrate is by camping with "leave no trace" practices year round. Leave No Trace is an international program designed to educate outdoor enthusiasts with their decisions about how to reduce their impacts when enjoying the environment. Common practices include:
- Dispose of waste properly
- Leave what you find
- Minimize campfire impacts and only use existing fire pits
- Respect wildlife
- Travel and camp on durable surfaces
The Wilderness Act of 1964 will celebrate its 50th birthday on September 3, 2014. More than 300 events will take place across the country to commemorate the historic act of nature preservation and conservation.Learn more about the history of the wilderness act and what a wilderness designation means.
In honor of the 50th birthday of the Wilderness Act, About Camping asked are your favorite wilderness areas; the votes are in and the Top 5 U.S. Wilderness Areas have been decided. For more information on events or how you can participate in wilderness celebrations, see this list of wilderness resources.
Photo: Minaret Lake in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, Sierra Nevada, California. | © Monica Prelle