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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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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Rangers have been checking trailheads and campgrounds to alert the public to the closure orders. Knowingly violating the closures brings a mandatory federal court appearance and could draw a fine of up to $5,000 and six months in prison. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, "Wildfires in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona force closure of large chunks of forest," 12 June 2018 No one should feed rodents in parks and picnic or campground areas, and people should never handle sick or dead rodents. Michael Katz, idahostatesman, "First human case of plague in Idaho since 1992 confirmed in Elmore County child," 12 June 2018 Lake levels are high, campgrounds at major lakes are open, bass and trout are biting. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "NorCal lakes heat up for boating, fishing, camping," 6 May 2018 Monument advocates say partnerships are necessary to balance conservation and public interests without circumventing environmental regulations at the most popular picnic areas, hiking trails and campgrounds. Louis Sahagun,, "Long-awaited plan for San Gabriel Mountains National Monument limits new mining and energy development," 20 Apr. 2018 Roadways, campgrounds and other facilities could be affected. CBS News, "Heavy rain in Northern California may test spillway at nation's tallest dam," 6 Apr. 2018 Abbie Fink, a spokeswoman for the Havasupai Tribe, said 300 people had reservations for the village campground or the lodge located in Supai, Ariz., deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "Arizona floods force hundreds of tourists to evacuate, reschedule trip to famous tribal land," 14 July 2018 Fires are permitted only in fire rings or grills provided in campgrounds and other developed recreation sites. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Some Arizona fire restrictions lifted; forests reopening," 11 July 2018 The money collected through the fee will go toward DEEP, which looks after the parks, beaches and campgrounds. Sandra Gomez-aceves,, "5 Things To Know Before You Visit Connecticut State Parks This Summer," 25 May 2018

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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

: 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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