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Camping Grounds Bristol CT

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YMCA Camp Chase Day Camp & Family Center
(860) 793-9631
149 Farmington Avenue
Plainville, CT
 
Kiwanis Easter Seal Day Camp
(203) 879-2343
Munson Road
Wolcott, CT
 
Caps & Accesories
(203) 879-3881
Brookdale
Wolcott, CT
 
Custom Camper Inc
(860) 747-2473
1144 Queen Street
Southington, CT
 
YMCA Day Camp Mataucha & Family Center
(860) 274-4820
270 Smith Pond Road
Watertown, CT
 
Gentile`s Camp Ground
(860) 283-8437
262 Mount Tobe Road
Plymouth, CT
 
YMCA Camp Sloper
(860) 621-8194
1000 East Street
Southington, CT
 
Farmington Farms Tennis & Athletic Club
(860) 677-2489
94 Brickyard Road
Farmington, CT
 
Branchbrook Campground
(860) 283-8144
435 Watertown Rd
Thomaston, CT
 
Newington Bicycle and Repair Shop
(860) 667-0857
1030 Main Street
Newington, CT
 

Campsite Courtesy



"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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