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Fall Camping At The Lake

 

November 1, 2017 | View PDF

Camping at Roosevelt Lake

The weather is cooling down, but lucky for us in Arizona we aren't about to be buried in snow. In fact for us, the most beautiful time of year is now settling in. What's more fun in the fall than camping? So, whether you'll be pitching a tent or lounging in an RV, there's very little preparation to get ready for amazing desert sunsets and outdoor life.

Getting Ready For Camping

Aside from making sure you have the right gear (tents/accommodations, flashlights, bug repellant, and the like), you will also want to make sure you are packing plenty of water and sunscreen (yes, even in the fall).

Enjoying The Desert Safely

Have we mentioned having plenty of water even during the fall? Okay, so the other things to be aware of when embarking on a camping journey in the desert include being familiar with snakes, scorpions, lizards and the like. Know how to spot them and how to avoid them. Remember it's their home, not yours.

Also, it's important to have a GPS tracking device of some sort on you at all times when choosing to hike. Also, remember that the desert cools down substantially at night; so pack layers of clothing for comfort.

Camping-Related Activities

While sitting around enjoying adult beverages and s'mores is the ideal camping activity, here in the desert we also have numerous activities that are greatly enjoyable. For example, the star gazing in the deep darkness of the desert is second to none.

When camping at a lake, like Roosevelt lake, you can also enjoy water sports during the day including kayaking, wakeboarding, and tubing. Hiking is a favorite pastime of Arizonans and there are trails (covered and uncovered) for your enjoyment.

At the end of it all, camping is an affordable and healthful way to enjoy some family time. Get out there and enjoy that beautiful fall weather!

 

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