camp·​ground ˈkamp-ˌgrau̇nd How to pronounce campground (audio)
: the area or place (such as a field or grove) used for a camp, for camping, or for a camp meeting

Examples of campground in a Sentence

at last the weary vacationers pulled into a campground for the night
Recent Examples on the Web Even national park campgrounds are just scratching the surface. Laura Lancaster, Outdoor Life, 19 Oct. 2023 There will be campground trick-or-treating, a scavenger hunt and a campsite decorating contest. The San Diego Union-Tribune Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Oct. 2023 The other place to stay, besides a campground, is the Reynolds Mansion — named for Richard Reynolds Jr., an heir to a tobacco fortune. Gisela Williams, Travel + Leisure, 16 Oct. 2023 Charlotte was at the campground with her parents David and Trisha Sena. Jesse Zanger, CBS News, 2 Oct. 2023 He was later spotted at a campground, and would sometimes return to the house to wander. Christine Rousselle, Fox News, 3 Nov. 2023 People from other campgrounds soon joined the search, Hochul said. Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN, 1 Oct. 2023 That includes campgrounds, visitor centers and hotels. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 5 Sep. 2023 The 24-hour access to the rest area has also made the campground an attractive target for break-ins, leading the park to erect a big fence around the campsites and hire overnight security. oregonlive, 5 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of campground was in 1805

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“Campground.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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camp·​ground ˈkamp-ˌgrau̇nd How to pronounce campground (audio)
: the area or place used for a camp or for camping

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