May 24-27 is Colorado Kayak’s Suppy Paddlefest
Kick off the summer paddling season this Memorial Day weekend with an exciting interactive river festival in Buena Vista and the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area . Whether you are a newby to the sport of kayaking or one of the most seasoned paddlers, this action packed weekend has something for you. The four-day festival will feature river competitions, multi-sport races, free demonstrations, educational seminars, live music and tons of fun for the whole family. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chaffee Country. Check out this video for an overview of past highlights and visit the Colorado Kayak Supply Paddlefest Home page . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Go Camping for Colorado Kayak Supply’s Paddlefest
May 18-19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m enjoy Colorado’s newest State Park!
Attention hikers, rock climbers, mountain bikers, fishermen and all around outdoor enthusiasts, be one of the first to visitors to explore Colorado’s newest state park . During this exciting grand opening weekend, you can hike to view the magnificent Elk Falls and Staunton Rocks and relax afterwards while listening to live music and poetry readings. Adventurous youngsters can give the kids climbing wall or mountain biking course a try, while the artistic and inquisitive can opt for face painting, craft activities and environmental talks and demonstrations. Some activities, such as the history and wildflower walks and talks, require pre-registration. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Event parking is available at the Mountain View . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Staunton State Park Grand Opening
Everyone always thinks of camping gifts for Father’s Day, but what about Mother’s Day? Perhaps the women in your life would like or have a need for some great camping gear for Mother’s Day! This year, give the mothers special to you something a little different! We know mothers always tend to take care of everyone else before they get something special for themselves. So give them something they may not normally get on Mother’s Day: Great camping gear to let them know how much you care!
Here are Camp Out Colorado’s Top 10 Camping Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day! These should be more than enough to cover all of those mothers who love to go camping out there.
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One of the worst things that can happen to you when you are out camping is getting lost. 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 lost 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 things can make the difference between . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: What To Do When Getting Lost While Camping
National Park Week has crept up on us once again. Next week (April 21st – 29th), all National Parks are free to enjoy! Head out to your favorite National Park for a night or two of camping and enjoy the great spring weather we have been having. They’ll be free for a full 9 days. This is a great time to scout out some of the National Parks you have always wanted to see!
Even if you can’t get out for a few days of camping, it would be fun and easy to go on a day trip somewhere. This is a great time to take advantage of all the National Parks have to offer.
National Park Week Official Video
For more information, visit their official website: http://www.nps.gov/npweek/
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I don’t know about you, but the recent warm weather here in Colorado has me thinking a lot about camping. The camping season is almost upon us and I, along with many other campers, are making their plans for the year.
Colorado’s camping season is considered to be between Memorial Day Weekend (June 25th through 28th) and Labor Day (August 31st to September 3rd). I know that seems far away now, but with the warm winter and spring just around the corner, some low altitude trips just might be in order!
It’s always best to be prepared. No matter where you live, you should always take at least some gear to handle any weather your area might have throughout the whole year. Yes, in Colorado I take gloves, a heavy coat and snow . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Camping Is In The Air as Spring Approaches
On Presidents Day make sure that you take a moment to reflect on one of the greatest presidents and champions of America’s natural beauty, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. He was one of the most influential presidents ever to be in the office in regards to protecting and enhancing America’s plethora of natural wonders. Not with standing his efforts in politics, the economy, American rights and his far from standard foreign policy, he excelled at watching out for and protecting America’s natural beauty.
Here are just a few of his contributions that made such an impact on America’s natural beauty. He helped to make sure Yellowstone was reserved and protected from industrial interests. He created the Pelican Island Bird Reservation to fend off the extinction of the birds there whose feathers were used for hats. Created more than 50 animal refuges nationwide through his long history . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Recognize Theodore Roosevelt on Presidents Day