camp·​ground | \ ˈkamp-ˌgrau̇nd \

Definition of campground

: the area or place (such as a field or grove) used for a camp, for camping, or for a camp meeting

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bivouac, camp, campsite, encampment, hutment

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Examples of campground in a Sentence

at last the weary vacationers pulled into a campground for the night

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Several cabins have burned and two rural canyons and some campgrounds have been evacuated. Fox News, "Battling 18 blazes, California may face worst fire season," 9 Aug. 2018 And many of the museums, picnic areas, and campgrounds have accessible sites. Samantha Lefave, Outside Online, "The Best National Parks for Those with Disabilities," 1 July 2018 The other side of the Black River from the base camps is a thicket of woods without campgrounds or trails. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, "How a party in Up North woods is helping Michigan sturgeon survive," 26 May 2018 The park boasts Lafayette County's biggest lake plus 13 miles of hiking trails and a campground. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Things to do in and around Darlington," 24 May 2018 Then drink and dine at one of the restaurants and bars in the elegant Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise before heading to your exquisite suite or quiet campground. Sunset, "Banff & Jasper N.P. Itineraries," 22 Jan. 2018 Among the first in the area to make pecorino di Pienza, Podere Il Casale is an organic farm-to-table restaurant and campground that also offers cooking classes. New York Times, "Going to the Source for a Sacred Italian Cheese," 3 Jan. 2018 The authorities were first alerted about the treehouse when neighbors complained Chasser was running the property like an apartment complex and campground. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "A 65-Year-Old Grandmother Is Being Forced Out of Their Tree House," 6 Sep. 2016 The situation is fluid: Rumors spread Monday that Joshua Tree would close the campgrounds, though the Park Service’s contingency plan indicates that campers will be allowed to stay and won’t be evicted. John Waters, The Seattle Times, "In shutdown, national parks transformed into Wild West — heavily populated and barely supervised," 2 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of campground

1805, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of campground

chiefly US : an area or place that is used for camping : a place where people can put up a tent or park a camper and that usually has toilets and showers for campers to use


camp·​ground | \ ˈkamp-ˌgrau̇nd \

Kids Definition of campground

: an area used for a camp or for camping

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