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Camping Tips & Tricks
Recipe Collection: Dinners

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You can make meals even easier by planning a breakfast or lunch at a local restaurant. Ask the park staff for recommendations.

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Once you try this, you may never boil corn again.


6 ears of corn, husks on
salt and butter to taste


Soak corn with husks in water for about a half hour. Your dish basin will work great.

Place ears of corn right on the hot grill. Turn after 10 minutes. Corn is usually ready in about 20 minutes.

Take corn off the grill and let cool. Peel back the corn husk without entirely removing and use the husk as a corn holder.

Servings: 6



Tacos in a Bag

This meal is fun to make and super easy to clean up. If you don't want to use individual bags of tortilla chips, use a large, family-sized bag and let each family member combine their own ingredients in a large zipper bag.


browned hamburger

individual bags or one large family-sized bag of tortilla chips

large bag of shredded cheese
shredded lettuce
chopped tomatoes
sour cream


Take an individual bag of tortilla chips and smash them up without opening bag. Then open bag and put in what you like on a taco from the ingredients above. Hold the bag closed and mix up. Eat right out of the bag.

Servings: as needed

Roasted Potatoes or Veggies

Veggie packets are one of the easiest side dishes to make when camping.


Choose from:
yellow or green squash
red or white potatoes
green or red peppers
thyme, oregano or rosemary
salt and pepper
olive oil


Place veggies of your choice on a large piece of heavy duty aluminum foil. Sprinkle with spices, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with olive oil. Seal up veggies in foil packet, sealing edges to keep in the juice. Put on the grill, turning once half way through. Depending on the vegetables you use, should be ready in 20 -30 minutes.

Servings: as needed

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