What to Expect When Cabin Camping

Towels. You might skimp on towel size when tent camping or backpacking but there's no reason you can't pack full-size towels for cabin camping. They come in handy after a day at the lake, a nighttime shower or when coming in from the rain.

Games. In the event that it does rain and you're stuck inside, be sure you have a few indoor activities lined up for the family. Some options include:

  • Cards
  • Apples to Apples
  • Bananagrams
  • Rory's Story Cubes
  • The Classics: Monopoly & Life

Aside from these items, packing for a cabin camping trip is very similar to packing for a tent camping trip. Other items you should remember to bring include:

  • Camping essentials
  • Cooking and kitchen supplies
  • Toiletry kit
  • Warm clothes
  • Clothes for hiking or other activities you plan to participate in at camp
  • Food and water
  • Firewood

More: Beginner's Guide to Camping Gear

What Else Do You Need to Know?

Treat your cabin camping site the same way you would treat a tent site. Quiet hours must be observed, and proper food prep and storage procedures should be followed. Be sure to clean up thoroughly, always store food items in bear boxes if they are provided, and make sure your fire is out before heading inside for the night.

More: 10 Camping Etiquette Tips

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