camp·​ground | \ ˈkamp-ˌgrau̇nd How to pronounce campground (audio) \

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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Synonyms for campground


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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Throw ice packs, cold cuts and freezer pops into this spacious, sturdy cooler, and wheel it out to your personal campground. Kelsey Butler, USA TODAY, "Have a memorable backyard campout tomorrow: items you can order for delivery," 19 July 2019 Encountering bears is a regular occurrence in New Hampshire, and especially in the White Mountains region of the Granite State, with officials reporting bear sightings inside homes, apartment complexes, and campgrounds. Matt Mcnulty,, "Black Bear Casually Enjoys Veranda's Views at Luxury Mount Washington Resort — See the Photo," 12 July 2019 It was sold to Voertman in 2008 who bought it for his son to operate as a campground and wedding venue. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Like camping, but not the hassle? This Valley Center glamping ranch is for you," 30 June 2019 There’s also a Friday night pre-party, making the fest an action-packed weekend in Southern Colorado, where affordable hotels and campgrounds are plentiful. Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know, "The six best Colorado art festivals you’re not going to," 28 June 2019 There was a 77 percent increase in navigation to parks, and a 57 percent spike to campgrounds. Jaclyn Reiss,, "When is the worst time to travel for July 4th weekend? Depends who you ask," 2 July 2019 Near the Russian River campground, Steve stopped on the road behind a row of cars. Anchorage Daily News, "Join the Russian River crowd for the guarantee of salmon, or fish in peace with much lower odds?," 25 June 2019 To visit, hike the Devil’s Head Trail which begins at the picnic area adjacent to the campground and ends at the lookout tower. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Denver Post, "He spotted over 200 wildfires while at the Front Range’s last fire lookout. Now he’s retiring.," 25 June 2019 Marshall County Coroner Cody Nugent said authorities got the call about 12:55 p.m. today at the beach area near the park campground. William Thornton |,, "Teenager drowns at Guntersville State Park," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of campground

1805, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of campground was in 1805

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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 How to pronounce campground (audio) \

Kids Definition of campground

: an area used for a camp or for camping

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