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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Examples of campground in a Sentence

at last the weary vacationers pulled into a campground for the night
Recent Examples on the Web The campground is on the Tennessee side of the national park, between Townsend and Gatlinburg. Sarah Riley, USA TODAY, 28 July 2022 Campers were evacuated after an Iowa state park campground was the scene of a triple homicide Friday morning. Fox News, 23 July 2022 The campground is north of the lighthouse, closer to the nature center. Chelsey Lewis, Journal Sentinel, 21 July 2022 After several days of rain, the campground was soggy. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 19 July 2022 Efforts have been focused on protecting the grove and the historic Wawona Hotel and nearby campground. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 14 July 2022 About 1,600 people were ordered to leave from a nearby community, campground and hotel, writes the Guardian’s Ramon Antonio Vargas. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 July 2022 Amid the fire's expansion, park officials urged people in Yosemite's Wawona campground and community to evacuate. Taylor Romine, CNN, 10 July 2022 People in the community of Wawona, which is surrounded by national park land and campground, were also ordered to leave their homes and campsites on Friday. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 10 July 2022 See More

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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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3 Aug 2022

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“Campground.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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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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