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Let's Go Camping! Four Beginner Camping Tips

Camping can be a perfect way to disconnect, commune with nature and explore a completely new way for first-timers to enjoy the outdoors. Though summer not quite here yet, there’s still plenty of time to plan a camping trip. If you’re new to camping, it can seem overwhelming to plan, prepare for, and go on a camping trip. But if you use this short list of lessons to get you started, you’ll be well on your way to a great adventure.
Choose the Right Campground and Go With Family and/or Friends
On your first trip, stay close to home and choose a campground with activities nearby. Both public (run by state park agencies, for example) and private campgrounds are good options. Using Reserve America to find places near you with camping available is a great place to start.

Additionally, most states maintain websites with lists of state parks and campgrounds, like Pennsylvania and New York do. Once you've found a park with a campground, most campground websites will list amenities available…

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