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Camping Near Water: Don’t Forget Your Suit

It’s a beautiful day for a swim! Luckily, you’ve decided to pitch tent right by a refreshing lake. What are you waiting for? Put on some sunscreen and jump in!

Camping near water is ideal for a guaranteed good time that includes pleasing views and fun water activities. Water, in a cold mountain stream or lake, or just beyond the sand dunes of seashore, exert an irresistible attraction for a vacation. Camping too close to a body or stream of water, however, may expose the campers to unrecognized dangers. Safety first!

Water activities are endless for couples, families, and friends. Depending on the season, it may be prime fishing time. Experience how to catch, gut, and cook your dinner. No boat is required; fishing can be docamping_fullsize_story1ne from the shoreline. Fishing For Dummies is a good place to start. Large campgrounds or National Parks have fishing equipment rentals as well.

“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” –Doug Larson

However, if fish are not your thing, campgrounds near water provide paddleboats, kayaks, or canoe rentals. For a cheaper option, a floaty from your local convenience store will do the trick. Reserve a campsite that’s walking distance to the water and you’ll be set for hours of relaxation. Add sunscreen to your packing list!

When the day is winding down, take dinner down by the water. The reflection of the sun on the glistening water will make you feel like you’re staying at a 5-star resort in an exotic destination.

See Sunset Magazine for the top 5 lakeside camping spots.

Please provide feedback and share your camping near water adventures!


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