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
Recent Examples on the Web Tate once arrived late in the afternoon at Joshua Tree National Park and struck out on getting a campsite. Los Angeles Times, "Want a camping reservation in California? Try this," 8 Apr. 2021 Part of the enjoyment of visiting national parks is sleeping in nature, but reserving a campsite isn’t always easy with campgrounds filling up long before summer, according to Kurt Repanshek, founder and editor-in-chief of National Parks Traveler. Ashley Rossi, USA TODAY, "Make your family's national park trip easier with nonstop flights, improved reservations, small group tours," 6 Apr. 2021 Owners should be equally comfortable with the idea of taking one to dinner, a campsite or pick up 10 bags of mulch. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "2022 Ford Maverick pickup faces big challenges, potential big payoff," 3 Apr. 2021 The overlook is along the North Country Trail and is near a rustic campsite for backpackers. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here's how you can see 7 Wisconsin waterfalls in one day," 25 Mar. 2021 The two-yurt campsite at Glendalough State Park in Battle Lake sits on the far side of Annie Battle Lake, away from much of the park's activity; overnighters arrive by paved path or canoe. Star Tribune, "You’ve probably been to a Minnesota state park, but that doesn’t mean you know the state park system. It’s amazing.," 21 Mar. 2021 Still, there is a difference between hiking to a trailside campsite and breaking trail through the bush, meaning your hiking boot needs could diverge, as well. Outdoor Life, "Best Men’s Hiking Shoes: Essential Hiking Gear for Guys," 5 Mar. 2021 Unsurprisingly, reserving a campsite has gotten more difficult, even impossible for some holiday weekends at the state’s more popular parks. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Have you had trouble reserving a campsite at a Utah state park? Tell us about it.," 24 Mar. 2021 On the way to and from our wedding in Todos Santos, my wife and I put in what felt like a solid day of driving, then tried to find a campsite or hotel just before sunset. Wes Siler, Outside Online, "How to Choose Your Own Adventure in Baja," 9 Mar. 2021

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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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14 Apr 2021

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“Campsite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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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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