Camping Tips

Camping and off-roading go hand-in-hand. When camping along trails here are some tips that will improve your camping experience and help keep camping areas open:

Leave all campsites and lunch-spots cleaner than when you found them. 
It is for the benefit of all trail users that we do everything possible to maintain clean campsites and rest areas.

Make sure that human waste is disposed of properly.
If there are facilities at your campsite, use them.  Otherwise, bury all human waste far from any bodies of water or environmentally sensitive areas.

Use biodegradable soaps and cleaners only.
Cleansers which are not approved for camping use contain phosphates, amongst other chemicals, which may disrupt the ecosystem in which you are using them.

Always ensure that fires are contained and properly extinguished.
Also, adhere to posted fire bans and warnings when having a fire.  Do not burn items which release harmful chemicals upon combustion.

Always ensure that all food & food waste is properly stored and disposed of.  
Food attracts animals which can make camping dangerous for you or others.

Do not cut standing wood for use in fires.  
Only use deadfall when collecting wood for campfires.

Try to avoid glass food containers.  
Glass containers can break which can lead to dangerous conditions for yourself and future campers.

Be courteous to others who may pass by or be camped in the vicinity (noise, language, etc…).
Promote a positive image for our sport and respect others around you.


Photo by Jason Butt


Photo by Jason Butt




2 responses to “Camping Tips”

  1. Charles Tonna says:

    Is there a guide that identifies such campsites?

  2. Stephenie Blasko says:

    Hi Charles, the “Crown Land Camping Reminders 2016” link found in this article has more tips and links to camping locations: https://www.of4wd.com/notice-camping-restrictions/. The crown land atlas is found at this link: http://www.giscoeapp.lrc.gov.on.ca/CLUPA/Index.html?site=CLUPA&viewer=CLUPA&locale=en-US

Leave a Reply

Join OF4WD Today and Get All the Benefits!