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Camping

The Perfect Playlist For Your National Forest Adventures

We’ve all been there, trying so hard to remember every single item on your packing list for your National Forest visit that you forget the tunes. Or maybe you want to dissociate and lay in the middle of your floor with headphones in, pretending there’s National Forest dirt beneath your feet. No matter which camp you’re in, we have the mix for you.

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Five Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Outdoor Adventure With Kids

Hi there, Brooke Murray here! Before the kids came along, I always knew I wanted to share my adventurous lifestyle with my family. Getting outside with my two children in Colorado is part of our daily routine — sunshine or snow. We love to ski, hike, bike, climb, and most especially camp together. Despite hours of research and preparation, I seem to learn the most by trial and error. I’m excited to share a little of what I have learned with you today!

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Seven of our Favorite National Forest Campgrounds in New Mexico

After more than twenty years of crisscrossing this magnificent country, visiting 155 National Forests and 20 Grasslands, Fred and Suzi Dow have come to appreciate the diversity of recreational opportunities found in our public lands. Here they describe some of their favorite campgrounds in New Mexico.

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Eight of Our Favorite National Forest Campgrounds in Arizona

After more than twenty years of crisscrossing this magnificent country, visiting 155 National Forests and 20 Grasslands, Fred and Suzi Dow have come to appreciate the diversity of recreational opportunities found in our public lands. Here they describe some of their favorite campgrounds in Arizona.

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A Weekend Trip Back in Time on the Bitterroot

On a recent camping trip on our backyard public lands, the Bitterroot National Forest near Missoula, Montana, my family discovered more than a babbling creek, starry skies and the quiet of nature at our weekend campsite. We were also surprised to find relics of history that painted a picture of life on the forest years ago.

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The 5 Best Campsites in Francis Marion National Forest

Within Francis Marion National Forest's boundaries there are over 40 miles of cycling trails, innumerable paddling and canoeing routes, lots of Spanish moss, and the Awendaw Passage. There are also plenty of campsites for a wilderness immersion experience. Read on for the five best campsites in Francis Marion National Forest. These offer a top-notch visitor experience, plus they're just damn fun places to camp.

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Three Ways For the Entire Family to Have Fun Camping

Not every child takes instantly to the idea of camping. Here are some suggestions for making the family camping trip a little more appealing to everyone involved. Few activities can bring a family with children closer together than a camping trip. The cooperative effort, the time together experiencing the outdoors and new places, the shared laughter—all have the potential for lifetime-memory creators. These are the types of experiences parents want to give their children: great family times that grown kids can look back upon and cherish.

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