camp·​site | \ ˈkamp-ˌsīt How to pronounce campsite (audio) \

Definition of campsite

: a place suitable for or used as the site of a camp

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Examples of campsite in a Sentence

The campsite includes a picnic table and a grill for cooking. the campsite at least offers shower and bathroom facilities

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American and Canadian river associations maintain more than a dozen campsites on their respective shores. Porter Fox, New York Times, "On a Canoe Trip Along the U.S.-Canada Border, Solitude and Shooting Stars," 20 June 2018 Visitors to the island must arrive by boat and have two options for spending the night: National Park Service campsites or a single swanky bed and breakfast housed in a mansion that was once a retreat for the Carnegie family. Ben Nadler, The Seattle Times, "US Mint rolls out quarter honoring Georgia barrier island," 3 Sep. 2018 Not so forgotten that an errant slip of the paddle, let alone a campsite, on the wrong side of the line – if you get caught – isn't enough to get you into a lick of trouble. Peter Lewis, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Northland' is an entertaining trip along America's 4,000-mile northern border," 3 July 2018 Facilities: Picnic tables, food lockers, fire grills at campsites. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Castle Crags’ spectacular little seen world," 5 Apr. 2018 Garbage shouldn’t be stored at campsites, but rather in provided bins. Lindsay Kimble,, "Summer Has Arrived — Here's How to Avoid Flesh-Eating Bacteria & More Warm Weather Health Hazards," 5 June 2018 Overnight visitors can pitch a tent in one of the park’s primitive campsites. Gabriele Steinhauser, WSJ, "Fantasized About Being a Castaway? Check Out This Island Holiday," 18 Dec. 2018 With 20 different campsite options spaced out between 2-5 miles, the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore along Lake Superior is great for novices. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "How to Choose a Trip for Your First Backpacking Experience," 11 Nov. 2018 Some 119 children, many of them from Germany, were evacuated from Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas campsite Thursday night. Fox News, "The Latest: Northern Europe prepares for summer storms," 10 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of campsite

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of campsite was in 1850

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English Language Learners Definition of campsite

US : a place where people can put up a tent


camp·​site | \ ˈkamp-ˌsīt How to pronounce campsite (audio) \

Kids Definition of campsite

: a place used for camping This campsite has a picnic table and grill.

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