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 bluff top campground here is best known for the rustic camping cabins that overlook the ocean, one of the most difficult state park camping reservations to snag in the state. Tom Stienstra,, "Top 10 Bay Area beaches to visit during shelter-in-place," 19 June 2020 In Yellowstone National Park, the Tower Fall campground and Fishing Bridge RV Park are closed for the year. Stephen Starr, National Geographic, "Vacationing by RV this summer? Here’s what you need to know," 18 June 2020 The campground offers restrooms and showers and an ADA compliant bath/shower. Joe Songer |, al, "Buck’s Pocket State Park campground and ORV trail opens today," 15 June 2020 Unlike summers past, even a drive-through day trip requires advance planning; every vehicle entering the park needs to book a pass, and only one campground is open at 50 percent capacity. Carey Jones, Condé Nast Traveler, "7 Best Weekend Getaways in California," 15 June 2020 Some campground remain closed, though, including those in national parks. Curtis Tate, USA TODAY, "How much coronavirus risk is there in common travel activities? We asked an expert," 13 June 2020 The campground is open mid-May through mid-October. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Visiting Grand Canyon North Rim: Complete guide to what's open, closed and delayed in 2020," 11 June 2020 Anyone with overnight reservations for a campground or lodging, however, will not need a day-use pass, the NPS noted. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, "Yosemite Is Partially Reopening This Week With New Reservation System," 9 June 2020 The race, which raises money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, is held on a 16-mile U.S. Forest Service trail beginning at Primrose campground and leads to Lost Lake, ending near Bear Creek just outside Seward. Anchorage Daily News, "Lost Lake Run near Seward canceled for this summer," 8 June 2020

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First Known Use of campground

1805, in the meaning defined above

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27 Jun 2020

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“Campground.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 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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