What To Pack
- Aluminum Foil
A sleeping bag on the floor of a tent can be a harrowing experience. Additional padding recommended.
- Charcoal, Lighter Fluid
- Clothes, Rain Gear
Pack at least two sets of clothing per day. The difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures can be stark! In case you’re still on the fence: yes, you should definitely bring your jacket even in August.
- Dish Soap
Many campgrounds lack food service on-site or any such establishment nearby.
- Other Beverages
Few campgrounds sell these goods and some may be a distance from grocers, liquor or convenience stores.
- Sleeping Enclosure
- Towels, Other Linens
- Trash Bags
At least one gallon per person per day. Some campgrounds may not have a source to refill containers.
Ought To Haves
- Air Pump
- Extension Cord
Not all campgrounds feature suitable grills on-site.
- Insect Repellant
- Watersport Accessories
- Aggressive dogs or those prone to barking
Glass containers are not permitted at most campgrounds, as possession of such on or near any stream is illegal. Be warned that these laws are strictly enforced and for good reason due to the hazards broken glass represents! Liquids packaged in glass may be repackaged in plastic containers for use on a stream.
It’s no joke! Moving firewood spreads invasive species that devastate our forests. Purchase your firewood locally once you arrive. Better deals may be found by purchasing outside the campground.