Getting lost while camping is one of the worst things that can happen. Even in an area you frequently visit or on open terrain, you may still become lost or disoriented and should always be prepared for it. All too often campers and other outdoor enthusiasts find themselves getting lost while camping in an area they are familiar with. It is very important to be prepared for the possibility and have vital survival gear with you. It can literally mean the difference between life and death.
Things to Pack that May Save Your Life
There are a few things that everyone engaging in outdoor activity should carry on their person—in a day pack, backpack, or even in the pockets of your jacket or cargo pants. Just a few . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: What To Do When Getting Lost While Camping
Tomorrow November 11, 2014 is Veterans Day. Take some time and honor a veteran tomorrow in one of the many Colorado State Parks! Here are the details courtesy of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Free Admission on Veterans Day
Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers all military men and women free admission to Colorado’s state parks on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11.
“CPW is honored to manage state parks on behalf of Colorado’s citizens,” said CPW Parks and Outdoor Recreation Assistant Director Ken Brink. “Especially this Veterans Day as we offer free access to Colorado’s special places to veterans and military members who serve this great country.”
To obtain free admission to a state park, veterans, . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Free Admission to Colorado State Parks on Veterans Day
For 10 years now the National Wildlife Federation has been sponsoring the Great American Backyard Campout. The Great American Backyard Campout is to help get people out camping and introduce new people to the joys of camping. This year they are hoping to get 200,000 thousand people out camping for the Great American Backyard Campout. Will you be one of them?
Here is a letter with more info about the Great American Backyard Campout.
Think back a moment to some of your favorite summer memories. Chances are, many of them involve vacations and spending time outside.
So what’s a great way to help build more favorite memories this summer?
Here’s your chance to create memories that will last a lifetime by taking part in this . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Great American Backyard Campout
Colorado’s free fishing days are coming up on June 7th and June 8th. Outdoor enthusiasts can fish without a license. All other rules and regulations apply so make sure to stick to your fishing limits for whatever you are fishing for. Fishing is a fun and family friendly activity that everyone can enjoy. Colorado is wonderful place to fish as we have a large variety of types of fish. Colorado is almost split in half with cold fresh water fishing areas in the mountains and higher elevations (approximately 6000 feet or higher). At lower elevations and out along in plains there are fresh warm water areas to fish (approximately 6000 feet or lower). Colorado is rich in both large bodies of . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Free Fishing Weekend June 7 and 8
On May 22nd the Bellair Lake Campground was hit by a high wind weather event. There seems to be some dispute weather this was a tornado or a micro-burst. However, whatever it was, this has caused the Bellaire Lake Campground to be closed until further notice.
Luckily nobody was hurt. There were a few camping in the campground at the time but were not hurt. Luckily this happened before they were really busy with the summer camping crowd.
For up to date information on Bellaire Lake Campground please visit American Land & Leisure’s website: Bellaire Lake Campground closure updates.
American Land & Leisure is the company that owns and operates Bellaire Lake Campground. They will post information on their page as soon as they know when Bellaire Lake . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Bellaire Lake Campground Hit by High Wind Weather
US Highway 36 to Estes Park is set to reopen November 3. This is great news to all of us that love to head to that beautiful Colorado area. The flood hit this area extremely hard and they would love to have tourists back up visiting the area. So if you get the chance head up to the Estes Park area and enjoy the beautiful fall scenery. Not only will you be able to enjoy a very nice part of Colorado but your visit can help to revitalize the hard hit area. Just because the regular camping season is over, doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy the Colorado outdoors!