In addition to her article Here Comes Summer in the May/June issue of Augusta Family, contributor Cammie Jones provides information below on campsites around Augusta. She lists several locations for novice campers to veteran outdoor adventurers. Cammie also includes refresher information on how to build a campfire for roasting marshmallows! If you have not read her latest article on camping in Augusta Family, you can find it here: www.augustafamily.com/here-comes-summer/

By Cammie Jones

When I googled camping in the CSRA, the map for campsites provided many options. Campers can choose from Mistletoe State Park to areas around J. Strom Thurmond Lake to Diamond Lakes Campground. Many RV parks popped up, too. Whatever your interests and level of camping, the Internet is a great tool to find just what you are searching for in terms of sites. Here are a few in the Augusta area:

Mistletoe State Park
https://gastateparks.org/Mistletoe

Diamond Lakes Campground
https://www.augustaga.gov/2027/Diamond-Lakes-Campground

Petersburg Campground
https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232668

Ridge Road
https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232687

Winfield
https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232749

How to build a campfire?
Just imagine you and your family surrounding the best campfire ever telling stories, roasting marshmallows and just being together. This idyllic image can only come to fruition if you, indeed, know how to build a roaring campfire. If you are little rusty in this area of expertise, you can always google it. Here is what I found when I logged on (no pun intended!):

https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/campfire-basics.html


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