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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Each campsite also comes with a picnic table and fire pit to enjoy outdoor dining. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "5 glamping destinations in the US for those who want to enjoy nature in complete comfort," 27 July 2018 The big campsites fill up fast and tend to be crowded. Sunset, "10 Best Camping Cabins," 22 Jan. 2018 Middle Deadfall is a pretty lake with great campsites, swimming in cool, clean water, and poor trout fishing. Tom Stienstra,, "Mount Eddy’s ‘reveal moment’ of giant Shasta," 5 July 2018 Now, other victims are speaking out, including James Rogers, who says he was hit while sleeping at a campsite. Carter Evans, CBS News, "Police probe whether campsite death is linked to a string of unsolved shootings," 29 June 2018 There are still numerous state parks with open, tent-friendly campsites as of Wednesday, including the Baraga State Park in the Upper Peninsula and Lime Island State Park in St. Marys River. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, "5 last-minute 4th of July getaway vacations in Michigan," 27 June 2018 The river is a prime spot for kayaking, canoeing and fishing, with primitive campsites scattered along its undeveloped banks. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cable is one of Wisconsin's best trail towns," 7 June 2018 Fill it up at the campsite, office, weekend barbeque, and local roaster. Mandy Ferreira, Sunset, "9 Things You Can Do to Stop Ocean Plastic Pollution," 22 Jan. 2018 Overnighters have 120 campsites and 4 rental cabins to choose from. Peter Fish, San Francisco Chronicle, "Top 10 California parks: Don’t die before seeing these," 9 May 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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