camp·​site | \ˈkamp-ˌsīt \

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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But Great Basin—where our campsite was more than 7,000 feet above sea level and our gear was pitifully ill-equipped for the tundral chill—stands out as the longest and coldest night. Jen Ortiz, Marie Claire, "The Ultimate Guide to Getting Away," 25 June 2018 For recreation, the numbers are significant at lakes with near-shore campgrounds or boat-in campsites. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "NorCal lakes heat up for boating, fishing, camping," 6 May 2018 Phalen created an interactive art piece within her campsite one year, called The Bathroom Wall, where guests and visitors were encouraged to leave messages with black Sharpies. Sam Spengler, Smithsonian, "How One Museum Curator Is Bringing Burning Man Out of the Desert," 30 Mar. 2018 All 40 campsites are well-shaded and private; 10 sites are designated for hammocks and hammock camping. Bob Rountree,, "The Talbot Islands: paradise on the edge," 10 Apr. 2018 Each family-friendly campsite costs $21.50 per night and has room for up to two tents, allows up to two pets and has access to a picnic table, portable restrooms and water. Carrie Blackmore Smith,, "Grab your tent! There's a new place to camp in Hamilton County," 8 May 2018 For more compelling True Crime coverage, follow our Crime magazine on Flipboard Smart writes that one subsequent night, Mitchell allegedly left the campsite wearing the same dark clothes and carrying the same knife as the night of her abduction. Harriet Sokmensuer,, "Elizabeth Smart Says Her Captor Allegedly Tried to Kidnap Another Girl by Posing as Mormon," 27 Mar. 2018 Campspace, based in Leiden, the Netherlands, and Hipcamp, based in San Francisco, provide online portals to search for and rent private campsites. Fox News, "Rent a tent: Startup matches landowners with campers," 10 July 2018 Investigators were seen focusing on two campsites in particular – 49 and 51 – near the north end of the camping area. CBS News, "Second shooting at California state park where dad was killed while camping with daughters," 26 June 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

: a place where people can put up a tent


camp·​site | \ˈkamp-ˌsīt \

Kids Definition of campsite

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

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