As we officially turn the page to spring and say goodbye to our friendly Winter Texans, we turn our attention to campfire season. There’s no better time to roast marshmallows and share stories of the day’s adventures than the springtime as the weather’s just right! Mill Creek Ranch Resort is one of the only RV resorts in Texas to provide seemingly countless complimentary on-site activities, including private campfires! Spend your days swimming, fishing, and birdwatching before gathering for a tasty barbecue and a relaxing campfire among family, friends, and new acquaintances.
There are dozens of fire rings located throughout our peaceful resort, so you’ll never be more than a few steps away from a potential campfire. Campfire attire varies depending on the location. Canton typically sits in the 60s and 70s during the springtime, so shorts and a light hooded sweatshirt should do the trick. Before you can roast marshmallows, build s’mores, and stargaze, you have to bring along the campfire essentials. Here is a complete list of campfire essentials, ranging from split wood to a beverage of choice:
- Split wood
- Lighter fluid
- Camping chairs
- Stick lighter (or matches)
- S’mores (graham crackers, Hershey’s chocolate, and marshmallows)
- Snacks (hot dogs, brats, buns, chips, etc.)
- Wireless music player
Building the Perfect Fire
Most of our sizable, affordable RV park rentals include a fire ring, which is the perfect size for a late-night campfire. There are several methods of building the “perfect campfire.” Three of the most common types are teepee, log cabin, and lean-to. For rings and pits, teepee-style is the clear winner. Lay down a base of dry, split wood and top it with tinder. Construct a teepee-style structure on top of the base using approximately six pieces of wood. Sprinkle a small amount of lighter fluid into the interior of the teepee and set it ablaze with a match or stick lighter. Add a little extra tinder and lighter fluid sparingly if needed. Light wind or gentle blowing will speed up the process.
Award-Winning RV Resorts in Texas
Now that your campfire is healthily crackling, it’s time to sit back, relax, and open a beverage of choice. The kids can enjoy a hot chocolate or apple cider while the adults enjoy a craft beer from one of Tyler’s best breweries such as ETX and True Vine. Don’t forget to create a music playlist for your campfire, which should certainly include songs from Jason Isbell, Willie Nelson, Brandi Carlisle, Johnny Cash, Sturgill Simpson, Garth Brooks, and Chris Stapleton! Mill Creek Ranch Resort is one of the only award-winning RV resorts in Texas. We have the largest combination of RV sites, tiny house rentals, and charming cottages near the First Monday Trade Days in Canton. We are located less than an hour from Dallas. Book a well-deserved family getaway to our relaxing resort! Don’t let spring pass you by!