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Lakes are a popular summer destination, and for a good reason. Whether a warm day or a fantastic evening, summer offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy a day on the water near a lake. Whether camping, picnicking, or fishing, most lakes have a variety of places to explore. So pack up your camping gear, water, food, and anything else you need for a productive day. Make sure you pack the essentials to enjoy the day without worrying about getting hungry or uncomfortable.

Camping is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, reconnect with nature, and learn more about yourself and your family. You can pull a camper, shell, trailer, or tent out of your garage and hit the road or rent a cabin, yurt, or lodge. Wherever you go, be sure to follow a few basic camping rules.

  • Take food
  • Take water
  • Stay hydrated
  • Check the weather
  • Leave garbage at the campsite
  • Respect the campsite
  • Respect yourself
  • Respect others
  • Respect animals
  • Respect nature