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Camping Ames IA

Camping is an American pastime that brings family and friends together in a natural setting. It’s important to bring all the essential camping equipment and supplies before you hit the campgrounds. A backpacking checklist will help you get your hiking gear in order. Please scroll down for more RV camping information and access to the sporting goods stores in Ames, IA listed below that will have what you need for your camping trip.

Wilderness Way Girls Camp School
(864) 972-0611
175 Camp School Ln
Fair Play, SC
 
Children's Emporium Preschool & Learning Center
(772) 335-3083
2141 SE Lennard Rd
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 
Camp Salie
(651) 462-5922
22342 Martin Lake Rd NE
Wyoming, MN
 
Judson Baptist Camp and Retreat Center
(814) 922-3834
398 Holliday Rd
North Springfield, PA
 
Downstream Campground
(701) 654-9584
Riverdale, ND
 
Camp Curiosity
(215) 348-7221
4425 Landisville Rd
Doylestown, PA
 
Lake Swan Camp
(352) 475-6111
647 State Road 26
Melrose, FL
 
Shiloh In the Pines Campground
(505) 895-5215
Hillsboro, NM
 
Basketball Academy and Basketball Inc
(770) 692-0727
4601 Flat Shoals Rd
Union City, GA
 
Wildwood Lake Campground
(585) 735-3310
2711 County Line Rd
Medina, NY
 

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Finding a Campground

Beyond boondocking

While parking overnight at a Wal-Mart might be a saving grace, with a little planning you can find a good place that will meet your needs .

Count More Than Klicks

Even though your trip looks quick on paper, you need to take more than driving time into consideration. Don't try to pack too many miles into a day unless you have another driver to spell you off. Remember, even professional truckers are limited to the number of hours they're allowed behind the wheel in a day.

In general, you should stop every two hours for a stretch and bathroom break. If you're traveling with young children, pets or someone with a disability, more frequent stops might be in order. And don't forget to factor in meals. Even if you whip up a sandwich in your RV's kitchen, it will still take time.

Where to Stay

Sometimes, a motel is your best bet after a full day of driving. Even though you're toting your own beds, if it's past midnight and you haven't reached your campground , a motel might be worth the added costs. No set-up, take-down or clean-up. And campground neighbors will appreciate you not disturbing their sleep.

Where you spend the night will depend on many factors. KOA sites are a great for quick set-ups and take-downs. Even if the scenery is a bit lacking, these campgrounds are fully-equipped for hook-ups, are pet-friendly and offer laundry facilities. If you're going stay one night, arrive late, leave early or need an adventu...

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