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 service was outdoors, of course, in a small open-sided tabernacle built here in the Adirondacks, along the banks of the upper Hudson, in 1908, to serve a Methodist campground where congregations began meeting in 1871. Bill Mckibben, The New Yorker, "Back to Church—But Not, Let’s Hope, Back to Normal," 6 July 2020 Current information on reservation access, meanwhile, can be found directly through the tribe’s official campground reservation system. Sunset Magazine, "Havasupai Tribe Suspends Reservation Access, Asks Tourists to Avoid Havasu Canyon," 2 July 2020 State trails are also seeing more use, and campground reservations are up. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "State parks have been busier than last year, and many will likely hit capacity limits this weekend," 2 July 2020 My favorite is Faucherie Lake (no drive-to campground), where there is a boat-in campsite are the far side of the lake, and a wilderness trailhead. Tom Stienstra,, "5 campgrounds you can walk into this crowded Fourth of July weekend," 1 July 2020 The best idea is to find a campground that has few to no people around. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "Here's what's safe and not safe as you plan your July 4 weekend," 27 June 2020 Yosemite National Park has reopened lodgings, one campground and many popular trails but will limit the number of visitors. Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times, "All of California’s national parks are open. Kind of. We can explain here," 26 June 2020 Families looking for an alternative way to fill their usual summer vacation plans are turning to the outdoors and booking campground stays. Erinne Magee, Travel + Leisure, "5 Tips for Stress-free Camping With Kids, According to Experts," 23 June 2020 According to Keller, in a typical summer, the park has 2,300 hotel rooms available every day across nine locations, along with 1,450 campground sites, nine gift shops, and 17 restaurants. Amy Plitt, Condé Nast Traveler, "What Yellowstone's Phased Reopening Means for Summer Travel," 8 June 2020

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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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9 Jul 2020

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“Campground.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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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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