Poking the Fire

Poking the Fire

Is Polar Bear Camping For You

Is Polar Bear Camping For You? It can be the best of times or it can be the worst of times. Charles Dickens knew what he was talking about a couple centuries ago. His often quoted words weren’t about camping, but ask anyone who has camped when the snow is flying and...

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How To Pick The Right Site For You

There’s a reason I answer the phone frequently. I want to hear directly from our campers.Here’s what they have taught me: * Amenities at the campground are nice, but the RV site—my RV site‐‐ is what’s most important, campers remind me. * I’d rather make my own bad...

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Camping With a Slow Cooker

In the other part of my life—when I am not doing Lock 30 Woodlands’ responsibilities—I am frequently writing about food. I’ve been doing this for almost three decades now and I can honestly say that writing about food never gets old, even when you write for a daily...

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“Glamping”: Glorious Camping?

It wasn’t that long ago that we used to hear tightwads crack that they had gone “glamping” at a Motel Six. The “We’ll leave the lights on for you” motel offered all the electric they needed, comfortable quarters and quick in and out access at an affordable price. Yes,...

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We Squash Litterbugs

There are communities that have adopted the “Swat a Litterbug” campaign many state highway patrols promote in this country. Litter costs taxpayers about 11 billion dollars a year in our public parks and along highways, but that doesn’t begin to account for what litter...

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Camper’s Top Ten Event Memories

We all do it. We have a special memory that marks an event. So we try it a second time, because it was so much fun. Occasionally we get a repeat performance, but often there’s no match to that special celebration at the campground. Here are a few moments to remember...

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Meet Jim

Jim is our head of maintenance, having done or supervised just about every improvement our guests have seen over the last dozen years. He’s dropped trees, insulated buildings, corralled painters, roofers and backhoe operators—not to mention framers, electricians and...

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Back in The Saddle Again

Campers, you win! It has taken me close to three years to get back in the habit, but like most things we do at Lock 30 Woodlands, you, our guest, drives policy. Here’s what you have been saying: “We miss the blog. We want to know Lock 30 Woodlands...

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