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Camping Open Dates for Mid Columbia State Parks

Summer is fast approaching and what better way to kick it off than with action-packed, fun-filled camping experiences. Here are some camping parks near you and their opening dates for 2014.
Hat Rock State Park

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DNR burn ban in effect starting July 1
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State Burn Ban Effective July 1 on State Lands – Including Parks

Be careful when recreating in the great outdoors!

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A lot nicer than some of our apartments 20 years ago!
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Thought Your Dream of Camping Was Out of Reach? Check Out These RV’s!

While everything else seems to be getting more and more expensive, at least camping is still reasonable!

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Budget cuts close Mid-Columbia Recreation Areas early
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Budget Cuts Force Early Closure of Mid-Columbia Recreation Areas

Don't get any ideas about late-summer or early fall recreating at Charbonneau or Fishhook State Parks.  They are now closed.

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Ah Shucks! Home-made Glow Stick Doesn’t Work

On Sunday we told you we saw on Facebook that you could do this with Mountain Dew and create a home-made glow stick:

"Leave about 1/4 of Mountain Dew in the bottle (just don’t drink it all)

Add: A bit of Baking Soda and 3 caps of Peroxide

Shake! And Ta-Da!! Home made Glow Stick! (or glow bottle)

Try it and let me know if it works!"

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Here Are the Final Camping FAIL Stories – Congrats to Random Winner Janie Perez

Thanks to everyone who sent us your camping fails, we had a lot of joy reading them! We laughed at your expense, we may have cried a little. Our contest has now concluded, and we will soon announce a winner

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Flickr, KOMU News
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Wednesday’s Camping FAILS – Last Week to Enter for Gear From Washington Hardware

This is the last week to send us a story and/or picture of a camping FAIL. We’ll pick a random entry to win two camping chairs, a lantern and a Lodge-brand dutch oven from Washington Hardware and Furniture in Kennewick to use on your

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Flickr, A. Poulos
Flickr, A. Poulos
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Newest Camping FAIL Stories – Send In Yours to Enter for Cool Gear From Washington Hardware

It’s Friday and the end of week one of our contest. Hopefully, on Tuesday we’ll have a load of new stories from Memorial Day Weekend to share. We want you to send us stories and photos of your camping FAILS

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Thinkstock, Hemera
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First Camping FAIL Stories Are In! – Share Yours to Win Cool Gear From Washington Hardware

Camping season starts next week and that only means one thing — or two: funny stories and free stuff!

Here’s the deal: We want you to send us your camping fails (misadventures or mishaps you had while enjoying the great outdoors). When we’re done laughing at you, we’ll throw your name in a hat to win some sweet camping gear from Washington Hardware and Furniture in Kennewick: a pair of camping chairs, a lantern and a ‘Lodge’-brand Dutch Oven pot to use on your next camping trip — which will hopefully won’t suck as some of these ones did!

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The Outdoor Sportsmans Expo-Coming To TRAC Sept. 9

Launch your fall hunting and outdoor season with the Sportsman's Expo, Sept 9-11 at TRAC in Pasco.  See why it's THE outdoor show not to be missed...

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