GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted September
    1st, 2020


    Camping 101: 7 Ways to Recreate
    Responsibly When Camping


    Happy Camper Blog



    After spending
    months cooped up inside due to our current public health crisis, more and
    more of us are heading outdoors to enjoy some peace, tranquility and fresh

    So, this is a good time for a few reminders about how to keep
    ourselves and our families safe and how to do our part to protect our
    campgrounds, trails and other outdoor recreation facilities so they can be
    enjoyed by generations to come.

    The Recreate Responsibly Coalition is a
    coalition of more than 700 nonprofits, outdoor businesses, and land managers
    dedicated to protecting our natural landscapes. This diverse community was
    brought together by love of the outdoors and a desire to help everyone
    experience the benefits of nature safely during this public health crisis. To
    achieve this goal, the coalition has developed seven steps for recreating

    1. Know Before You Go. Check the
      status of the place you wish to visit. If it’s closed, don’t go. If it’s
      crowded, have a backup plan.
    2. Practice Physical Distancing. Keep
      your group size small. Be prepared to cover your nose and mouth and give
      others space. If you are sick, stay home.
    3. Plan Ahead. Prepare for facilities
      to be closed, pack lunch and bring essentials like hand sanitizer and a face
    4. Play It Safe. Slow down and choose
      lower-risk activities to reduce your risk of injury. Search and rescue
      operations and health care resources are both strained.
    5. Explore Locally. Limit
      long-distance travel and make use of local RV parks and campgrounds, trails
      and public spaces. Be mindful of your impact on the communities you
    6. Leave No Trace. Respect all lands
      and waters, public and private, as well as Native and local communities. Take
      all your garbage with you or dispose of it properly in marked
    7. Build an Inclusive Outdoors. Be an
      active part of making the outdoors safe and welcoming for people of all
      identities and abilities.

    There’s actually one more simple step you can take: Share your
    commitment to #RecreateResponsibly
    by using the hashtag on your social media to help spread the word about this
    important initiative.

    And the next time you’re looking for an RV park or campground
    where you can recreate responsibly, visit GoCampingAmerica.com,
    enter your destination, and you’ll soon be on your way to finding your next