Campground Guide: Platte River Campground in Pike National Forest

Highway 67 follows the South Platte River through the Pike National Forest. It’s a popular spot for tubing and fishing, and staying at the South Platte Campground gives you the perfect starting spot for both. If you’re looking for a campground with a lot of hiking, this ain’t it! But it’s a beautiful spot that’s also pretty peaceful considering you’re not far from a road.

Campground Guide – Big Meadows at Shenandoah National Park

Big Meadows is as close to an ideal first campground as you can get. With real bathrooms and a host of other amenities, it’s a great introduction to camping without sacrificing scenery. Here’s what you need to know before you go. Directions At just over two hours from DC, Big Meadows (and Shenandoah in general)Continue reading “Campground Guide – Big Meadows at Shenandoah National Park”

Beginner’s guide to picking the best campsite

Camping is supposed to be a simple way to connect with nature, but if you’ve never done it before, choosing a campsite can seem much more complicated. Whether you’re booking on or navigating another website (or going analog and picking one out in person!) there are a few tips and tricks to getting theContinue reading “Beginner’s guide to picking the best campsite”

Campground Guide: Green Ridge Campground at Shadow Mountain Reservoir

Green Ridge Campground is on the shores of Shadow Mountain Reservoir near Grand Lake. It’s dog-friendly, an easy drive from Denver, and has tons of beginner-friendly outdoor activities.

How to pack for your first camping trip

Going camping for the first time is exciting, but also a little intimidating. Learn what to pack and what to leave at home for your first camping trip.

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