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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To keep him from fighting with his two brothers and sister on the long road trips to the next campsite, his mother kept them occupied by teaching them to knit. Deanna Weniger, Twin Cities, "Arden Hills cartographer’s detailed, handmade maps are works of art — functional, too," 21 June 2019 Some of the easiest ones to reach are the three paddle-in campsites on Jasper’s splendid Maligne Lake. Daniel Otis, Sunset, "Where to Stay & Dine in Banff & Jasper National Parks," 22 Jan. 2018 Over a million acres in size, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness has 1,200 miles of canoe routes, 2,000 campsites, and nearly 200 miles of hiking trails throughout Minnesota’s Superior National Forest. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "9 Permit-Only Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List," 20 June 2019 Visits that fall into the first category stay within a certain comfort zone and look a lot like travels anywhere else — basic hotel room or campsite, a few decent restaurants, maybe a little outdoor exploration here and there. Matt Villano,, "Send yourself to meat, kayak or farm camp this summer," 7 June 2019 There are companies now that let travelers rent private pools, campsites, boats and outdoor recreation in an Airbnb-style fashion. Adrienne Jordan, USA TODAY, "Swimming pools, RVs, farms and boats: Peer-to-peer rentals take cues from Airbnb," 4 June 2019 Visitors find buzzing cafés, campsites, and beaches, as well as opportunities for horse riding and quad biking in the region. Martin Kirchner, National Geographic, "In Germany, industrial sites are now artful enclaves," 10 May 2019 Earlier today, our medical team in Plaza 11 was asked to respond to a medical situation in a nearby campsite. Ashley Iasimone, Billboard, "27-Year-Old Man Found Dead at Bonnaroo Music Festival," 15 June 2019 Campers will enjoy one of the highest campsites in Florida at 324 feet above sea level. Richard Tribou,, "Explore Florida's Washington County: Falling Waters State Park," 6 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

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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