Ways to Play when Camping by a Lake!

Everyone knows there is no better way than to take some time from the daily grind to enjoy nature. But, how much more awesome is it to enjoy nature… beside a lake! Not all campgrounds in Virginia offer camping beside their own lake! Today we’re diving into a celebration of all of the ways to enjoy our own 25 acre lake, Lake Ruth Ann at Small Country Campground by unpacking all of the extra ways to play that camping beside a lake offers! Ways to
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3 Methods for Campfire Cooking & Favorite Recipe for Each!

Camping is for enjoying nature – but enjoying nature includes enjoying great food! Campfires have been used for cooking since the beginning of time. There are a number of creative techniques in most cultures to prepare food outdoors which have been carried and refined through time for recreational use! We’re exploring a few of our favorite methods for cooking over a campfire – and a recipe for each! Before we begin – we must build a good fire for cooking – build your fire early
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Why Families Love Summertime at the Pool

You know summer has begun when the pool is open.  Not all campgrounds in Virginia offer camping beside their own outdoor pool! Today we’re diving into a celebration of all of the ways to enjoy our own outdoor pool at Small Country Campground by unpacking all of the reasons families love summertime at the pool! Plan Your Stay Here at Small Country Campground we take play very seriously!!! We’ve been working hard to add new ways to play and prepare for summer fun ahead of schedule! Take
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17 Genius Camping Uses for Everyday Items

When you’re spending time in nature, these genius uses for everyday items will lighten your load and increase your comfort. Weather has been fantastic for camping, and the season is ramping up. As families pack up their gear and hit the road, these genius uses of everyday items for camping might be a list to keep in mind! Over the years, our campers have come up with some creative solutions while camping! Space is always a premium, but more and more thought has gone into
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Three Types of Camping Trips & How to Plan Yours

We’re all tired of being cooped up for the winter. If you’re anything like our family, you turn towards planning summer experiences when you’ve had enough! As you plan your quality time to enjoy the outdoors this season — here’s what you need to know to plan your best camping this year! Avid outdoor enthusiasts are more than ready to hit the road and check out new & favorite camping destinations during peak camping season.  The benefits of camping in our region are plentiful! We feature a
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Benefits of Camping: Health, Wellness & Relationship

Enjoying the outdoors may have more long term benefits to your health and well being than you realize!With the fantastic weather we have been experiencing this February, our campers need no additional motivation to get outside and enjoy the outdoors already this year. What you might not realize is camping can help you live a longer, healthier life.  Health benefits are not usually the motives that guide our families to pack up for the weekend and escape to Small Country Campgrounds. The reasons we hear
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Featured Way to Play: Hiking

Hiking trails loop around Lake Ruth Ann and through the woods at the front of the campground. Great for walkers and bicyclers, they pass through some of the beautiful hardwoods of Virginia. Virginia byways are some of the prettiest roads in the nation. Bicyclists love traveling these country roads. Two pass very close to the campground and running groups often use Small Country as a stop-over point as well. These drives are particularly beautiful with the autumn leaves. The Quarter Deck is centrally located next
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Camping Hack: How to Winterize

At Small Country, we require that you perform winterization your RV in a timely fashion, at the latest by November 15.  The following steps should be taken: * You must heat tape and pipe wrap your water hose from your trailer to the hose bib and heat tape and pipe wrap the spigot and pipe all the way to the ground.  If you don’t know how to do this, please check with management. * Make sure your sewer hose does not have any low spots
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Camping Hacks for Fall Safety

Fall Safety for Campers Fall weather brings a fantastic time to go camping. Crisp air, sunny afternoons, and a ton of colorful trees and fun! We wanted to take this time to share some of our favorite tips for safely staying warm while camping, and give some pointers on Halloween safety for the little trick or treaters! We hope to provide the best fall safety for campers! Heating Protect against carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless and can cause illness or death in
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Fall Ways to Play for the Family

Fall is a great time for camping, and we have a fantastic list of fall family camping activities that the whole family will enjoy on your next trip.   Nature tic tac toe – This one is easy and great for kids and adults of all ages. The game remains the same, 3 in a row to win. But what makes this extra fun is that each player must find their own pieces around the campground. Rocks, pinecones, acorns, or some yellow leaves all work
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