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July 07, 2010

Green Your Camping Trip: Use Designated Campsites

Family camping The kids are out of school and summer's in full swing, so it's the perfect time for a camping trip. This week's tips will help you green your tent time.

Tip #2: Pitch a Well-Placed Tent

To minimize your impact on wildlife and vegetation, opt for well-established campsites such as those you can reserve in most national parks. When camping in the backcountry, look for a durable surface such as gravel, duff, or rock slab and avoid fragile ecological sites such as meadows and the edges of rivers or lakes.

Tell us: Where's your favorite place to pitch a tent?

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