The purpose of this thread is to build a list of places within a short, yet worthwhile driving distance from Baton Rouge in order to enjoy a weekend in the out-of-doors.
The audience we're going for are people that like camping (in tents) and those that are experts and novices. There's no better way to spend time outside than by camping.
So here's what I need all of you to provide which I'll update the OP with:
- Websites of particular campgrounds you've been to and enjoyed your experience at. Keep the distance down to 4-5 hours from Baton Rouge. Make sure the link has directions, rules, and prices.
- Ideas for activities to center your camping around: hiking, backpacking, kayaking, geocaching, orienteering, etc. If you're outside you might as well do something with it.
- Recipes for good camp food. What's your go-to open-fire, dutch oven, propane, or backpacking stove recipe?
- Safe and clean camping tips/tricks. Where to and not to camp, how to keep animals out, leave no trace, etc.
What I'll do is compile your links into an easy-to-follow format and write little blurbs about each. I have the locations that I think are good and some other things that I will fill in. The power of this thread will come from you guys!
So give me links to things you think would be helpful to the novice or avid camper and I'll try to get them up here!
This post was edited on 10/9 at 8:23 pm