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The Top 10 Spots to Go Camping in California
California is a nature lovers paradise. From its sandy beaches and rocky headlands to tall mountain peaks and alpine lakes, California has a variety of natural environments to explore. Although California has endless opportunities for camping and recreation, these are our favorite places to pitch a tent in the golden state.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Airstream Travel...
Airstream travel trailers and motorhomes are a good value, well constructed, and great for vacations or full time lifestyles.
Beyond S'mores: The Best Campfire Recipes
If you love to eat at the campground, here are the most popular camping recipes sent in by fellow campers.
Southern California Beach Camping
Los Angeles has plenty beachfront campgrounds not far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Plan a beach camping getaway in the Los Angeles area with this Southern California beach camping guide, which includes the best beachfront campsites in LA.
Printer Friendly Camping Checklist
Print this camping checklist to help plan your next trip to the campground. Provided by David Sweet, camping guide at About.com.
What to Pack for Camping? A Complete Checklist
Here's a complete camping checklist to use for planning your next trip to the campground.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Make Ahead
Easy camping recipes that you make ahead at home.
What Should You Expect at US Army Corps of...
A guide to finding campgrounds managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Camping Road Trip: California's Central Coast
Plan a Central Coast camping road trip. Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Big Sur, and Monterey Bay are top camping destinations.
Gearing Up For a Camping Trip
Gearing Up For Camping - What gear do you need?
Four Wheel Pop-up Camper: Hawk (or Kestrel) Model
If you are looking for a pop-up camper to put on the back of a truck, Four Wheel Campers make the best designs on the market. The newer Hawk model is designed to fit a medium to full sized truck.
Outdoor Concerts, Events and Festivals - in...
Outdoor Concerts, Events and Festivals with camping, in order by state. A list of great outdoor music festivals, annual events, and country jubilees that offer camping and lots of outdoor family fun. (USA and Canada)
Hearty One-Pot Meals to Make Over the Campfire
A list of camping recipes prepared as one pot meals.
The Keystone Outback Super-Lite Travel Trailer
The Keystone Outback Super-Lite is a great choice of travel trailers. This 35-footer has made exceptional use of space and features, and even includes an outside kitchen.
Camp Food Recipes That Your Kids Will Love
Parents sent in these recipes of their kids favorite camp foods. Try these popular camping recipes for kids.
Do You Know How to Check Your RV's Electrical...
Here's a simple checklist to make checking your RV electrical system a cinch. Check each system in an organized way and enjoy a worry-free RV vacation.
Where can I find advice on RV manufacturer...
Where can I find advice on RV manufacturer ratings?
Find a Place to Camp in State Parks, National...
Find a place to camp in state parks, national parks and forests, corps of engineers recreation areas, private campgrounds and RV parks.
Free Camping in the National Forests
A guide to finding a free dispersed campsite in the National Forests, plus an account of my adventures in Kaibab National Forest near the Grand Canyon.
The Best Camping Spots in Lake Tahoe
From South Lake Tahoe campgrounds to Tahoe beach camping, this is your guide to the best camping in Lake Tahoe.
Lesser-Known State Regulations Regarding Travel...
Planning a multi-state RV trip with a trailer or other tow can result in one or more tickets if your rig doesn’t meet state requirement, or if you don’t have a permit for your variances. Read more about how to plan your trip and avoid unpleasant surprises and fines.
Happy Camping: Learn to Flush Your RV's Water...
Make sure your family has a safe water supply by taking these few, simple steps in flushing and disinfecting your RV water system. It doesn't have to be difficult, but it's crucial.
The 5 Best States for Camping
Colorado, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, and New York were voted the top 5 US States for Camping.
How to Keep Bugs Away While Camping
If you are going camping, you’ll likely see some insects and bugs. Not all bugs bite, but the ones that do can be a nuisance. Here we have the best ways to keep the bugs away and have an insect-free campout.
Is there a web site to get a blue book for used...
Is there a web site to get a blue book for used campers?
A Coffee Lover's Guide to Camping Coffee
Coffee tastes best in the great outdoors. This is your guide to making the best cup of camping coffee.
Why Ziploc Omelets May Be Hazardous to Your...
You shouldn't boil with Ziploc bags. Ziploc omelets are not recommended.
Has Your RV Been Recalled?
Has your RV been recalled? If you haven't received a recall notice you may still have a defective RV, appliance, or component. We'll show you how to find out if your RV has been recalled.
Bureau of Land Management Campgrounds
A guide to finding campgrounds managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
Best iPhone Apps for Camping and the Great...
Check out this list of our favorites and let us know if you have a favorite app that helps you explore the great outdoors.
Campground Reviews
A clickable image map of the USA to states with campground reviews that were sent in by visitors to the camping site.
5 National Parks for Your Next Camping Trip
About.com Camping readers nominated their favorite US National Parks for Camping and these five took top honors: Glacier, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains, Yellowstone and Yosemite.
Starstream SS24QB Travel Trailer
If you're shopping for a high quality used RV travel trailer, take a look at the Starcraft Starstream line. These sleek, well-built travel trailers seem to stand the test of hard use by frequent RVers and full-timers.
Which states allow passengers to travel in...
Which states allow passengers to travel in campers?
RV Safety: Propane Tanks
One of the basic preparations you need to make before starting an RV trip is learning to care for your propane system safely. This entails tank safety, RV system safety, tank pressures, gauges, valves, connectors, and tank color.
National Park Campgrounds
A guide to finding campgrounds using Park Net by the National Park Service.
Backpacking Checklist - What to Pack
Before you head out on a backpacking adventure, make sure you pack these essential items in your backpack.
Camping Recipes: Course: Breakfast
A list of camping recipes for breakfast.
Camping Recipes: Course: Lunch
A list of camping recipes for lunch.
Best Camping Destinations (Top Spots List)
The best camping spots offer opportunities for outdoor adventure, solitude and nature. Campers love a variety of of environments for camping. We've selected the top spots for pitching a tent and your favorite destinations so that you can plan your next camping getaway.
Tips for Camping With Dogs
Your dog probably loves camping and the great outdoors as much as you do. If you plan to take your best friend on your next camping trip, make sure you plan ahead so everyone has a good time. Consider these tips and advice for camping with your dogs, so that you and your pooch are prepared for dog camping success.
Learn the Secrets of RVing with These Online...
RV Forums are the perfect place to get insider's secrets for a perfect RV trip. RV Forums are the place where RVers tell all that you won't learn from books and magazines.
Easy Dutch Oven Cobbler
A camping recipe from Mike Pierce. This quick and easy recipe will satisfy any sweet-tooth.
RV Buying Trends
RVers’ buying preferences are changing. To meet the new demands, manufacturers are making lighter weight RVs and new manufacturers are introducing inventive variations of large and small homes on wheels.
Backpacking for Beginners
If you love the outdoors and camping, then you will love backpacking. Get started backpacking with advice on how to pack, where to go, what gear you'll need and backpacking safety and ethics.
Napa Valley Guide to Camping, the Great...
The Napa Valley in California isn’t just for wine lovers and luxury travellers. There are great camping options and opportunities for outdoor adventure.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Dutch Oven
A list of camping recipes prepared in a Dutch oven.
RV Living Tips: Living Small
Adjusting to the small space in your RV can be time-consuming, costly, and wasteful. Here are some RV living tips for scaled-down living and cost-effective budgeting for those new to the full-time RVing lifestyle.
Buying A New Camping Tent? Features of Camping...
Buying a new camping tent? Here are some tips that will help you look for features in camping tents that will let you enjoy the use of that tent for many years to come.
Should I put a ground cover down under the tent?
Should I put a ground cover down under the tent?
Beef Stew
A camping recipe from Karen Henton. I made up this recipe while camping at Guntersville Lake Campground, a place my husband and I visit twice a year. I always take my Dutch oven along. We love the beefstew. I keep my Dutch oven greased in between cookings to keep it from rusting. It also maintains a slick interior, and the stew never sticks to the oven.
Setting Up Camp
Camping for Beginners: Lesson 3 - setting up camp
Buying an RV Tips
Buying an RV can be daunting with so many things to consider. Learn about the different types of RVs you can choose from here.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Foil Wrapped...
A list of camping recipes for complete meals that are prepared using foil wrap.
Megadrought Predicted for American Southwest...
Climate scientists predict that the Southwest and Great Plains will experience prolonged drought more severe than anything in the last 1,000 years if greenhouse gas emissions continue.
Camping Recipes: Main Ingredient: Chicken
A list of camping recipes that use chicken as a main ingredient.
Where To Camp
Camping for Beginners: Lesson 2 - finding a place to go camping
Common Mistakes Of New Campers
Examples of common mistakes that new campers make at the campground.
Have You Ever Taken an Infant Camping?
Advice from experienced parents about taking an infant camping.
RVers Go Green With Wind Power
RVers looking for a greener way to power their RVs may find the perfect solution blowing in the wind. Wind turbines, or wind generators, may be a superior alternative, or compliment, to solar power.
Top 10 Gifts for Campers
Find the best gifts for campers with About Camping's guide to camping gifts. Holiday gift ideas for campers and outdoors people.
Delicious Desserts You Can Make While Camping
A list of camping recipes for dessert.
RV Club Memberships
RV club memberships offer RVers a wide assortment of benefits. We'll tell you about the different types of RV clubs you can join and the most common RV club membership benefits they offer.
Free Entrance Days to the National Parks
Dates for National Park Service free entrance days for 2015, including U.S. National Forest, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management fee free days.
Camping Basics - How to Set Up a Campsite
Camping Basics - how to set up a campsite - tips for preparing a campsite
9 Must-Know Tips for Winter Camping
Snow camping is enjoyable with the right gear and cold weather essentials. Whether you are snowshoeing into the backcountry or car camping in cold weather, a few essential tips and the right equipment will make winter camping enjoyable. This is your guide to winter camping.
Camping in the Reds Meadow Valley
The Reds Meadow Valley is a top camping and outdoors destination in California near Mammoth Lakes. Highlights include Devils Postpile National Monument, Rainbow Falls and the San Joaquin River.
What's the best vehicle to tow travel trailer...
What's the best vehicle to tow travel trailer or 5th wheel?
Florida Campground Reviews
A guide to camping destinations in Florida, with campground reviews for state parks, national parks and forests, and private campgrounds and RV parks.
RV Purchase Scams
Watch out for RV scams: investing a bit of time may save you thousands of dollars, or expose needed repairs before you get stuck with the bill. Take your time planning your RV purchase, sale or trade-in and do your homework.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Foil Wrapped
A list of camping recipes prepared using foil wrap.
RV Checklists
RV checklists help you start your RV trip safely. Use RV checklists to secure your RV for trips, inspect your RV before purchase or rental, and for setting up and leaving your campground.
Buying an RV
An RV is a major investment. Learn how to buy, with confidence, the RV that meets your wants and needs for years to come.
Driving Your RV
RV driving requires taking many factors into consideration. In this article, I tell you what to know before you take your first trip.
Why Camping Is a Great Budget Family Vacation
Family vacations on a budget. Take a family of four camping for a week for under $1000. Once you buy the initial camping gear you can take your family on a second vacation for under $400.
Wonder Wash
Product review - Wonder Wash, from The Laundry Alternative, is a portable laundry machine that is perfect for washing clothes at the campground.
Camping Recipes: Course: Entree
A list of camping recipes for entrees.
Autumn Chicken- Dutch Oven Recipe
A whole chicken recipe that is easy and delicious for camping. A dutch oven chicken recipe for the campground.
How to Plan a Camping Wedding
Love the outdoors? Want to tie the knot at a campground? Photos, advice and true stories from brides who recently planned a camping wedding.
Camping Basics - Leave No Trace
Camping Basics - leave no trace - suggestions for keeping a clean campsite.
What does banking a fire mean and how is it done?
What does banking a fire mean and how is it done?
Dump Cake
A camping recipe from David. You'll be making new friends at the campground, when fellow campers walk past your campsite and get a whiff of this dessert.
How To Remove Mold and Mildew
A simple guide to removing mold and mildew from canvas, tents, and awnings.
Camping Basics
A series of articles focusing on how to make camping simple and enjoyable.
What Not to Do on a Camping Trip
Want to make your campground neighbors miserable and have no fun on your next camping trip? Read this.
Coleman SportCat Catalytic Heater
The Coleman SportCat catalytic heater is a safe, portable propane tent heater.
10 Safety Tips for Planning an RV Trip
RV safety tips to help you plan your RV trip. Here are 10 steps you can take using RV safety tips for an enjoyable RV trip.
How can I keep ice from melting for as long as...
How can I keep ice from melting for as long as possible?
Learn to Make Delicious Foil Packs Perfect for...
A camping recipe from Cindi Stokes. Our scouts do this recipe the first night of every camping trip.
Canvas Camping Tents
Shopping for a new canvas tent? Product reviews and price comparisons of popular makes and models of canvas camping tents.
Storing Your RV for the Winter
Storing your RV for winter takes some careful and thorough work. Keeping your summer residence vacant is a top priority, as is protecting the RV from deterioration.
Your RVing Home Base
Reasons for establishing an RV home base. Full-time RVers need to have a permanent home base of residency. Choosing a permanent RVers home base takes careful planning. What does it take to establish an RV residence or home base?
What They Don't Tell You About Camping
So you're ready for your first camping trip. You've got your checklist, and everything is in order. If only it were that simple. What they don't tell you may surprise you at the campground.
Coleman Instant Tent
The Coleman Instant Tent is an ideal family camping tent for camping road trips. The Instant Tent is quick and easy to set-up.
Campfire Hobo Stew
A camping recipe from S.A. Lee. This is an easy, economical and healthy recipe. We usually set up the ingredients buffet style and then form an assembly line.
Mountain Man Breakfast
A camping recipe from Mountain Man. At the campground, prepare this recipe in a Dutch oven, then slice and serve it like quiche. But it is better when prepared in your kitchen oven. Just mix it up and place in a large flat glass baking dish and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. It is really good and hardy, and you will absolutely get rave reviews.
Choosing the Right Tires for Your RV
Choosing the right RV tires depends on understanding its weight limits and distribution. RV tires are the most vulnerable component of RV safety. RV weight determines the right size RV tires.
Who, in your opinion, is the most reliable RV...
Who, in your opinion, is the most reliable RV maker?
Tacos in a Bag
Tacos in a Bag - a camping recipe from Rheanna. This recipe is very flexible as you can prep as much as you like. It all depends on your eaters. Usually one bag will fill up an adult male. I got this idea when I worked in a school, and they used these as a fundraiser at tournaments.
Redwood National Park, California
Home to the tallest trees on earth, Redwood National Park in California is a top national park getaway for outdoors lovers and campers.
Camping Basics - More About Bedding
Camping Basics - more about bedding - alternatives to sleeping on the hard ground.
RV Checklist for Preparing for Your Vacation
Even seasoned RVers need a pre-vacation safety checklist to be sure they've checked all the safety factors, changed batteries, and replaced worn parts, including tires. It's even more important to do a thorough inspection and maintenance of your RV when taking it out of storage.
Fiesta Key KOA, Long Key, Florida
Campground Review - Fiesta Key KOA, Long Key, Florida
Where To Camp (continued)
Camping for Beginners: Lesson 2 - finding a place to go camping. Page 2.
RVers GPS and Campground Locator Systems
Today’s world of instant information puts RV GPS devices on our dashboards and apps on our phones that include locations of RV parks and other RVer’s travel needs.
Dutch Oven Pork Roast: Your Perfect Campfire...
A camping recipe from Carrie. I call this recipe Dutch Oven Heaven. The pork roast doesn't have to be fancy or expensive, as it will be slow cooked to spoon-tenderness. Ham will be fine too, but shorten the cooking time to two hours, as ham is already cooked.
Bikers Subs
A camping recipe from eaglescout. This is a great make-ahead recipe for bikers, boaters, campers and anyone who wants a quick meal without all the work. People will love you, if you share.
Beanie Weenie Casserole
A camping recipe from Rebecca Bishop. I am a cook at a campsite now and have found this is a big hit whenever I serve it. This recipe can be done on the stove or over a fire.
National Forest Campgrounds
A guide to finding national forest campgrounds managed by the US Forest Service.
Why Go Camping?
There are many valid reasons for escaping the routines of ordinary life, and camping facilitates that escape for many of us.
Apple Crisp
A camping recipe from Sheryl. Highly adaptable recipe. Good for dessert as well as breakfast.
Georgia Campground Reviews
A guide to camping destinations in Georgia, with campground reviews for state parks, national parks and forests, and private campgrounds and RV parks.
Essential Camping Items
What 10 items of camping gear would you put on your checklist? Based on over 2000 survey results, here are what fellow campers consider essential camping gear.
Camping in Whitefish, Montana and Glacier...
Whitefish, Montana is an outdoors destination for recreation and camping. Montana was voted as one of the top 5 US States for camping.
Should I set my tent up under a tree?
Reasons not to set your tent up under a tree.
Where can I get information on starting a...
Where can I get information on starting a campground?
Should I seal the tent seams?
Tent seams left unsealed will act like wicks that will allow rain and dew to seep inside your tent. Sealing the seams will help you to stay dry.
Tex-Mex Foil Dinner
A camping recipe from K9s4moi. This is a recipe you can make ahead at home and just put on the grill when you get to the campground.
How To Purify Water
Easy ways to purify drinking water.
Camping Recipes: Main Ingredient: Ground Beef
A list of camping recipes that use ground beef as a main ingredient.
Camping Recipes: Main Ingredient: Beef
A list of camping recipes that use beef as a main ingredient.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Skillet Meals
A list of camping recipes for skillet meals. Page 2.
Camping Check List - page 5
Put together a camping check list to make planning your next trip to the campground easier.
Private Campgrounds and RV Parks
A guide to finding private campground and RV park information on the Internet.
Indiana Camping Destinations
Indiana Camping Destinations - featuring resources for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and vicinity.
Virginia Campground Reviews
A guide to camping destinations in Virginia, with campground reviews for state parks, national parks and forests, and private campgrounds and RV parks.
Camping Check List - page 1
Put together a camping check list to make planning your next trip to the campground easier.
Camping Food Checklist
A list of foods to consider for daily meals while camping.
Camp Stuff
A camping recipe from Sunny. We were almost done with our trip, and I still had these ingredients left over. So, in an attempt to fix a nice meal without wasting food, I combined everything to make a great dinner for all of us. Yummy!
These Foil-Wrapped Recipes Will Make You a...
These foil-wrapped recipes are easy to make on the grill or at the campfire, require few cooking utensils, and leave little to cleanup.
RV Insurance: What Kinds and How Much Coverage...
RV insurance is one of those necessary evils you’ll have to arrange, but there’s more to RV travel insurance than just insuring your RV. There’s road service, travelers health care, air and land ambulance, property, trailer and a host of insurable options.
Woodall's Campground Guides
National and regional guides to finding private and public campgrounds or RV parks in the USA, Canada and Mexico.
Car Camping Primer
Advice and resources for planning a camping trip.
RV Living: Pet Control and Pest Control
Traveling in a RV with pets? Get tips on how to control your pets, and make your RV an undesirable neighborhood for insects and rodents.
10 Creative RV Solutions for Wi-Fi Reception,...
RVers, do you want an easy way to align your hitch ball and tongue without a spotter? Wish you had Wi-Fi access from anywhere? What about a little more room in your shower? Here are 10 RV products that work around RV space and access limitations.
Campfire Fajitas
A camping recipe from Chris. The smoke from the campfire along with the liquid smoke make for a very unique (and quite delicious) combo.
March Events for Campers in the National Parks
Visit a national park this March and join a ranger guided hike, a spring wildflower celebration or a birding interpretive tour.
noseeums
Noseeums are nasty little bugs typically found near the ocean and around rivers, lakes, and swamps.
5 Tips for Easy Campground Cooking
Campground cooking doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, campground cooking can be quick and easy, yet delicious with a few basic preparations.
Screen Rooms
Call them a screen room, screen house, lodge, gazebo, or arbor, these camping accessories offer shade relief from the sun and refuge from bugs.
Colorado Campground Reviews
A guide to camping destinations in Colorado, with campground reviews for state parks, national parks and forests, and private campgrounds and RV parks.
Learn to Make Boatin' Hillbilly Trash Breakfast
A camping recipe from Pat Frain. This is so easy to make, and you can add whatever you want, and clean up is easy. I made this up last summer and the marina that we keep our boat at and my other boating friends just love it.
Camping Recipes: Course: Side Dish
A list of camping recipes for side dishes.
Online Discount Camping Equipment Retailers
There are a lot of discount camping equipment retailers online. This is your resource to online camping equipment and outdoor gear.
Campfire Pizza
A camping recipe from Becky and Carol. This is a Weight Watcher recipe for the oven, but friends tried on it on a campfire and it was yummy.
Pennsylvania Campground Reviews
A guide to camping destinations in Pennsylvania, with campground reviews for state parks, national parks and forests, and private campgrounds and RV parks.
Chicken and Dumplings
A camping recipe from David. This is an easy one pot meal.
Is there any camping on Nantucket Island?
Is there any camping on Nantucket Island?
New York Campground Reviews
A guide to camping destinations in New York, with campground reviews for state parks, national parks and forests, and private campgrounds and RV parks.
Outdoor Camping for Indoor People
How to take your girly-girlfriends camping and enjoy the great outdoors. 7 things girly girls don’t like about camping and the solution.

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