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#AdventureAtHome Week 8: Camping



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From lakefronts to woodlands, to your own backyard or even in the living room, there is nothing like spending the night sleeping under the stars. Camping is an affordable and rewarding experience that connects families with nature and one another while experiencing the great outdoors.

See the DEC video on Facebook to learn more on how to get started and hear some tips from an expert camper.

DEC operates 52 campgrounds located in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks so there is something for everyone. DEC campgrounds provide a wide variety of experiences, including island camping, tent and trailer camping, boat launching facilities, hiking trails, and beaches. Check out the digital camping guide, or take a virtual tour to find the perfect location for you!

Create a checklist of what you will need. Then make a reservation; walk-in camping is not permitted at this time. Be sure to check DEC's website for the latest updates related to COVID-19 and DEC campgrounds.

Check out the DEC
YouTube playlist for beginner tips and tricks.

While you are camping, be sure to protect the environment and minimize your impact. Learn more about how to be a more environmentally friendly camper. Always use local firewood to protect our trees.

Find your next adventure using DECinfo Locator - an interactive map featuring campgrounds, primitive campsites, lean-tos, hiking trails, parking areas, and other information to help plan a visit. You can also find campgrounds on the official DEC mobile app.

Unable to find a location or get out this summer? Turn the camping trip indoors. Turn off all the lights and use flashlights. Make your favorite camping meals at home. Set up a blanket for a picnic. Pull out the sleeping bags and set up ‘camp.’ Check out the stars and constellations, or use your flashlights to make finger shadows on your walls or tent inside. You can even enjoy the sounds and sight of a crackling virtual campfire.

PLAY SMART * PLAY SAFE * PLAY LOCAL



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