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Campfire Permits Required in California

Campfire permits are required in most national forest campgrounds in California, unless fire restrictions are in place. This also includes other designated areas and dispersed camping.  Some National Parks (like Yosemite) do not require campfire permits. The campfire permits are free and required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves. Permits are available at the local […]

South Campground Improvements at Zion National Park

Improvements to South Campground at Zion National Park are underway. The improvements in the first phase will consist of repairing existing bathrooms and building new ones. Construction crews will also improve the South Campground’s campsites, sewer infrastructure and stormwater drainage. Park officials did not give a timeline of when the project(s) will be competed or […]

National Park Week – Free Entry Day

It’s that time of year again when our country’s National Park Week kicks off with a free entry on April 20th.  From Everglades National Park to Yellowstone National Park, visitors can visit for free on that day. Everglades National Park National Park week runs from Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 28. Each day will […]

Big Sur Area State Parks Closed

March 31, 2024 Big Sur Area State Parks are closed due to a road slip/landslide on Highway 1 at Rocky Creek in Monterey County.  The closed parks include Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Andrew Molera State Park, Limekiln State Park, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Point Sur State Historic Park. State Parks will continue […]

Tuolumne Meadows Campground Status

Tuolumne Meadows Campground (in Yosemite National Park) is currently closed and is expected to open again in 2025. The campground is undergoing a major rehabilitation project to modernize the 329 campsites and facilities. Campsites will include walk-in, drive-in and fully accessible sites designed for tent, trailer, RV, backpackers and groups. Equestrian campsites will also be […]

Bigfoot Sighting at South Carlsbad State Beach

A Bigfoot sighting at Carlsbad State Beach near The Camp Store occurred earlier this month. Nobody knows exactly when Bigfoot (aka Big-Goofy-Foot) started hanging out at the popular campground, but a CampsitePhotos.com photographer was able to get some pictures of the giant cryptid. Rumor has it that the Cardiff Kook (over at San Elijo State […]

Where Banana Slugs Roam

Before we get into where banana slugs roam, let’s talk a little about these slimy creatures. Believe it or not, the banana slug is named for its resemblance to a banana. It can grow to nearly 10 inches in length and weigh over four ounces. It’s also one of the slowest creatures on Earth, moving […]

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Lake Perris State Recreation Area

Lake Perris State Recreation Area

California

Lake Perris offers a variety of water recreation, including swimming, fishing (shore, pier and boat), boating, sailing, waterskiing, and a special area for scuba diving.

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Greenbrier State Park

Greenbrier State Park

Maryland

Outdoor recreation in the area includes boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, hiking, biking and picnicking.

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Anastasia State Park

Anastasia State Park

Florida

Anastasia State Park has 139 campsites that are close to the beach and can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs.

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Beverly Beach State Park

Beverly Beach State Park

Oregon

Beverly Beach State Park is in forest-sheltered area right on the Oregon coast and is a very popular campground featuring a beautiful trail to and along miles of sandy beach.

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Jay Cooke State Park

Jay Cooke State Park

Minnesota

Jay Cooke State Park offers one of the best places for bikers, backpackers, horseback riders and skiers to hook up with the Willard Munger State Trail.

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Douthat State Park

Douthat State Park

Virginia

Douthat State Park has a total of 87 single family campsites and some have wonderful views of Douthat Lake. The Park also has 35 cabins and lodges for rent.

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