Adventure Camping at Carrington Lakes

Camping in the great outdoors can be one of the most relaxing and enjoyable ways to get away from the stress of everyday life. To make sure that your trip is as relaxing as possible, there are some basic tips that help you get the most of your time away.

Preparing for your camping trip

Prior to leaving, take a few minutes to make a checklist of everything that you need. There is nothing worse than getting to a campsite and then finding out that you don’t have what you need to be comfortable. A checklist is a great aid as you are packing. Try to start getting thing’s together several days before you leave so you have plenty of time.

If you are traveling with children, consider staying at a campground that is specifically designated for families. Campers in these areas know what to expect and will not have an issue if you have a cranky toddler or your children want to run around, scream and play. You will probably be more relaxed as a result and have a better time.

Let people know where your group is headed. Just in case anything happens to any of you, you want to know that there are people who know where you are at. This is a good precautionary measure to take if something were to happen to your camping group because help will be on the way soon.

Sleeping while camping

When it is time for you to go to sleep, it is a good idea to put the coolers that you brought along into your vehicle. Bears have become quite savvy these days and have figured out that these coolers usually carry food items and this will attract them to your campsite.

Get a sleeping bag that is warm enough. This is important. Even if you go camping in the summertime, nights can get very cold out in the wild. There are sleeping bags promising protection from varying cold temperatures; it is a good idea to opt for as low a temperature as you can find.

Eating and camping

Do not dump any type of food waste on the ground. This is a great way to attract unwanted bugs and animals. The best way to get rid of excess food waste is to dump all of it into the fire pit. It is also not a good idea to bury them.

When you are camping, you should never eat anything unless you are absolutely certain of what it is. There is nothing worse than a strong case of stomach problems when you are far away from both medical attention and a toilet. It is recommended to only eat food that you bring.

Bring sufficient amounts of the right kinds of foods. You don’t want to take food with you that will spoil easily, no matter the length of time of your trip. Just a little food poisoning can turn a camping trip upside down. Always prepare food the right way and take extra precautions.

Just because your tent is labeled waterproof, do not count on it to keep you dry when it rains. Pack a couple extra-large tarps to take along with you. Use one to set on the ground under your tent and keep one dry to use to cover your tent if it looks like it is going to rain hard.

Camping spots near Trussville

Oak Mountain State Park

Nestled in a large cul-de-sac which borders Beaver Lake and surrounded by rolling hills topped with the long-lived and majestic Longleaf Pines, our campground is a favorite spot for families to get away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. The campground is open for camping year-round.

Koa Camp Ground-Birmingham South

The Deep South doesn’t get any deeper than Alabama, a languid landscape of antebellum homes, moss-draped oaks and blooming azaleas. Mobile is the grand dame of Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Walking and driving tours lead past elegant mansions and ironwork gates. Nearby Bellingrath Gardens and Home is a 900-acre showcase of beauty, with 65 acres of landscaped gardens. Alabama campgrounds near Mobile Bay offer an affordable family vacation, with sandy beaches and outstanding fishing just minutes away from your RV, cabin or tent.

Birmingham South Campground

Just 18 miles south of Downtown Birmingham, AL. There are 100 RV sites, most are pull thru sites and all have full hookups. There’s a pavilion, game room with Cable TV, a foosball table and Ping-Pong. You can also enjoy plenty of outdoor activities such as horseshoes, basketball, a fenced playground, and a large heated outdoor pool. They have very clean restrooms, private showers, and laundry facilities along with a well-stocked camping supply store.

Cherokee Campground

You will find 38 wooded lots in the North Georgia mountains within 5 miles of historic Helen, GA. Each with 30/50 Amp service, water, sewer, cable TV, and Internet WiFi & our tent sites have electric and water available.

Avondale Park

This 36.5-acre park next to Avondale Library features a mature rose garden and gazebo, WPA-era outdoor amphitheater (perfect for music, theatre, and similar programs) and 2,400 square foot renovated villa(great for special events and family reunions), duck pond, walking track, tennis courts, and 3 youth baseball/softball fields.