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Camping Grounds Herndon VA

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Fairfax County Government
(703) 471-5414
1400 Lake Fairfax Dr
Reston, VA
 
Burke Lake Park Golf Course
(703) 323-6600
7315 Ox Rd
Fairfax Station, VA
 
Bull Run Regional Park
(703) 631-0550
6501 Pohick Bay Dr
Lorton, VA
 
Indian Acres Club Of Thornburg
(540) 582-6314
6437 Morris Rd
Spotsylvania, VA
 
Waynesboro North 340 Campground
(540) 943-9573
Highway 340 N
Waynesboro, VA
 
Bull Run Regional Park
(703) 631-0550
7700 Bull Run Dr
Centreville, VA
 
Community Camps Inc
(301) 217-9591
15500 Quince Valley Ter
Gaithersburg, MD
 
New Point Camping Grounds
(804) 725-5120
Po Box 39
New Point, VA
 
Americamps Richmond-north
(804) 798-5298
11322 Air Park Rd
Ashland, VA
 
Heavenly Acres Campground
(434) 985-6601
Route 230
Stanardsville, VA
 

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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