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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.
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 Should You Expect at US Army Corps of...
A guide to finding campgrounds managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Gearing Up For a Camping Trip
Gearing Up For Camping - What gear do you need?
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.
What to Pack for Camping? A Complete Checklist
Here's a complete camping checklist to use for planning your next trip to the campground.
Where can I find advice on RV manufacturer...
Where can I find advice on RV manufacturer ratings?
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.
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.
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.
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)
Camping Recipes: Preparation: One Pot Meals
A list of camping recipes prepared as one pot meals.
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.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Make Ahead
Easy camping recipes that you make ahead at home.
The 5 Best States for Camping
Colorado, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, and New York were voted the top 5 US States for Camping.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Plan a Camping Road Trip
Plan a successful camping road trip with a few tips and advice form our camping experts. Hit the open road with confidence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bureau of Land Management Campgrounds
A guide to finding campgrounds managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
National Park Campgrounds
A guide to finding campgrounds using Park Net by the National Park Service.
What does banking a fire mean and how is it done?
What does banking a fire mean and how is it done?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Which states allow passengers to travel in...
Which states allow passengers to travel in campers?
Campground Reviews
A clickable image map of the USA to states with campground reviews that were sent in by visitors to the camping site.
Camping Recipes: Course: Breakfast
A list of camping recipes for breakfast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why Ziploc Omelets May Be Hazardous to Your...
You shouldn't boil with Ziploc bags. Ziploc omelets are not recommended.
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.
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.
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: Dutch Oven
A list of camping recipes prepared in a Dutch oven.
Coleman SportCat Catalytic Heater
The Coleman SportCat catalytic heater is a safe, portable propane tent heater.
Easy Dutch Oven Cobbler
A camping recipe from Mike Pierce. This quick and easy recipe will satisfy any sweet-tooth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Common Mistakes Of New Campers
Examples of common mistakes that new campers make at the campground.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Foil Wrapped...
A list of camping recipes for complete meals that are prepared using foil wrap.
Who, in your opinion, is the most reliable RV...
Who, in your opinion, is the most reliable RV maker?
What's the best vehicle to tow travel trailer...
What's the best vehicle to tow travel trailer or 5th wheel?
Backpacking Checklist - What to Pack
Before you head out on a backpacking adventure, make sure you pack these essential items in your backpack.
Wonder Wash
Product review - Wonder Wash, from The Laundry Alternative, is a portable laundry machine that is perfect for washing clothes at the campground.
Where To Camp
Camping for Beginners: Lesson 2 - finding a place to go camping
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.
Cream of Chicken and Rice
A camping recipe from Gary Totten. If you are looking for a simple, fast, hot, nutritious, easy clean up, One Pot Meals that tastes great - add this recipe to your camping menu.
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.
Camping Basics
A series of articles focusing on how to make camping simple and enjoyable.
How to Go Backpacking - 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.
Canvas Camping Tents
Shopping for a new canvas tent? Product reviews and price comparisons of popular makes and models of canvas camping tents.
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.
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.
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.
Fiesta Key KOA, Long Key, Florida
Campground Review - Fiesta Key KOA, Long Key, Florida
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Foil Wrapped
A list of camping recipes prepared using foil wrap.
Swiss Army Knives
Compare features and prices of various Swiss Army knives of interest to ourdoorsmen.
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.
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.
Setting Up Camp
Camping for Beginners: Lesson 3 - setting up camp
Autumn Chicken- Dutch Oven Recipe
A whole chicken recipe that is easy and delicious for camping. A dutch oven chicken recipe for the campground.
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.
How to Plan a Camping Wedding
Campgrounds are beautiful, natural locations for planning an outdoor wedding.
Have You Ever Taken an Infant Camping?
Advice from experienced parents about taking an infant camping.
Camping Recipes: Course: Lunch
A list of camping recipes for lunch.
eGear XT-130 Polymer K2 Tactical Torch
This is a tough flashlight that uses a Luxeon LED and has an output of 130 lumens.
Camping Basics - How to Set Up a Campsite
Camping Basics - how to set up a campsite - tips for preparing a campsite
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.
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.
How To Remove Mold and Mildew
A simple guide to removing mold and mildew from canvas, tents, and awnings.
Camping Recipes: Main Ingredient: Chicken
A list of camping recipes that use chicken as a main ingredient.
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.
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.
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.
Delicious Desserts You Can Make While Camping
A list of camping recipes for dessert.
Arizona Campground Reviews
A guide to camping destinations in Arizona, with campground reviews for state parks, national parks and forests, and private campgrounds and RV parks.
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.
Camping Recipes: Course: Entree
A list of camping recipes for entrees.
Should I put a ground cover down under the tent?
Should I put a ground cover down under the tent?
Top 5 National Parks in Canada
About Camping Readers voted for the Top 5 Canadian National Parks for camping. The best national parks in Canada to pitch a tent are Banff, Georgian Bay Islands, Kootenay, Prince Edward Island and Terra Nova.
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.
Why Go Camping?
There are many valid reasons for escaping the routines of ordinary life, and camping facilitates that escape for many of us.
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.
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.
February Events for Campers in the National Parks
Visit a national park this February and join a ranger guided snowshoe hike, a winter trails day celebration or a birding interpretive tour.
Island Retreat RV Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama
Campground Review - Island Retreat RV Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama
Camping Basics - More About Bedding
Camping Basics - more about bedding - alternatives to sleeping on the hard ground.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
How to Check Your RV Mechanical System
Use this checklist to guide you through a thorough walk-around inspection, maintenance, and repair to get your RV mechanical system ready for the road.
How can I keep ice from melting for as long as...
How can I keep ice from melting for as long as possible?
California Campground Reviews
A guide to camping destinations in California, with campground reviews for state parks, national parks and forests, and private campgrounds and RV parks.
Woodall's Campground Guides
National and regional guides to finding private and public campgrounds or RV parks in the USA, Canada and Mexico.
Where can I get information on starting a...
Where can I get information on starting a campground?
Sam's Town RV Park, Las Vegas, Nevada
Campground Review - Sam's Town RV Park, Las Vegas, Nevada
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.
Camping in Whitefish, Montana and Glacier...
Glacier National Park is a camping and outdoors destination. Glacier was voted Favorite National Park for camping in the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards.
Texas Campground Reviews
A guide to camping destinations in Texas, with campground reviews for state parks, national parks and forests, and private campgrounds and RV parks.
Happy Days RV Park, Apache Junction, Arizona
Campground Review - Happy Days RV Park, Apache Junction, Arizona
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.
Is there any camping on Nantucket Island?
Is there any camping on Nantucket Island?
Luxury RV Resort, Gulf Shores, Alabama
Campground Review - Luxury RV Resort, Gulf Shores, Alabama
Good Sam's Top RV Parks for Foodies
The editors and consultants of the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory have compiled a list of the Top RV Parks for Food Lovers for 2013.
State Park Campgrounds
A guide to finding campgrounds available at the state parks.
Chicken and Dumplings
A camping recipe from David. This is an easy one pot meal.
Camping Recipes: Main Ingredient: Beef
A list of camping recipes that use beef as a main ingredient.
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.
Camping Check List - page 5
Put together a camping check list to make planning your next trip to the campground easier.
Alabama Campground Reviews
A guide to camping destinations in Alabama, with campground reviews for state parks, national parks and forests, and private campgrounds and RV parks.
Devils Garden Campground, Arches National Park,...
Photo of Devils Garden Campground, Arches National Park, Utah. This gallery features photos taken by campers of campground scenes, their campsite or cooking area, their RV or tent, or anything about their camping trip. All campers are welcome to submit their camping photos. Page 71.
Safari Chef - Portable Camping Grill Review
CADAC Safari Chef is a versatile camping grill with five interchangeable cooking surfaces. Full guide review.
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.
Campfire Chicken
A camping recipe from Bob. I tried this by accident one night during a Scout campout, and everyone loved it.
Storing Food At The Campground
Suggestions for how to avoid food spoilage while camping, plus tips for food preparation and storage.
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.
2013 Readers' Choice Award Winners
The iconic Airstream travel trailer was nominated as the readers' favorite RV or camper in the 2013 readers' Choice Awards. Airstream has been making its rounded and metallic camper for more than 80 years. Page 6.
National Forest Campgrounds
A guide to finding national forest campgrounds managed by the US Forest Service.
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.
Gear-up for Your Winter Adventure
Winter adventures in the outdoors can be fun and comfortable with the right gear. Learn how to get dressed for success with this winter outdoor gear guide.
RV Products and Gadgets
The RV industry is very active in increasing the number of products made in the US. From green, energy-efficient power generators to lightweight campers, the RV industry is doing its part to boost the US economy.
RVers Job Opportunities
RVers can find remote work opportunities from many of the same sources that work-at-home contractors and employees do. Here are some tips on avoiding home worker scams and finding legitimate work at home jobs, staying cool with the IRS and setting yourself free from the confines of a fixed office.
Cardinal Sins of Campers
Good campers use common sense and are courteous to those camping around them, while bad campers either lack awareness or aren't prepared, and they have no regard for their campground neighbors. Are you a bad camper?
Winterizing Your RV’s Water System
Preparing your RV for winter storage involves the whole rig, but the most important is winterizing the water system. Learn how, here.
Dutch Oven Cornish Game Hens
A camping recipe from Robin. I love to cook and use my Dutch oven. I just made this recipe up while walking through the store wondering what would be different for camping.
Corn Bread
A camping recipe from David. This is an easy corn bread recipe that you can make right at the campground in your Dutch oven.
Can a popup be heated to be comfortable during...
Can a popup be heated to be comfortable during winter?
Get Started Dutch Oven Cooking
Want to try dutch oven cooking at the campground? Here are a few tips and essential tools for dutch oven cooking -- because everything tastes better cooked on the campfire and under the stars.

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