At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

Every week we’re rounding up camping and outdoor news, along with stories you might have missed from The Dyrt Magazine and around the web. 


“Under current conditions, one abandoned campfire or spark could cause a catastrophic wildfire,” San Juan National Forest Fire Staff Officer Richard Bustamante told NPR on Tuesday.

All 1.8 million acres of the San Juan National Forest are now closed. The Santa Fe National Forest in New Mexico is also closed, due to extreme fire risk.

Last year saw record breaking fire seasons across the U.S., and it would appear that we could see the same this year, as climate change continues to exacerbate fire frequency and intensity in forests around the world.





We’ll keep you posted on fire news this summer, and we hope to contribute to conversations around fire safety for campers. If you have questions about fire safety and fire conditions in certain areas, our Facebook Campfire is a great place to ask fellow campers.

Here are more stories about camping and the outdoors, from The Dyrt and around the web:

What You Missed From The Dyrt Magazine

  • The Kilauea eruption in Hawaii Volcanos National Park continues to wreak havoc for locals in its proximity. But don’t go canceling that Hawaii camping trip just yet.
  • Ready to spruce up your summer camping gear collection? Here are our top picks.
  • The Columbia River Gorge is a beloved destination for hikers and campers in Oregon. A flight with Envi Adventures offers a whole new perspective.
  • Outdoor images on Instagram can start to look like one and the same; mountain, lake, hiker staring off into the distance. But these 70+ Instagram influencers are keeping it fresh and inspiring.

Outdoor News + Stories We’re Reading

Stories From Our Brand Partners Who Love Camping, Too!

  • Does your dad love to camp? Here are 12 Father’s Day gift ideas that he can use on his next camping trip. [Roanline Marketplace] 
  • You’ve likely seen photos of hikers in Zion National Park wading through blue water with red rock walls on either side. It’s called The Narrows, and here’s what you need to know about hiking it. [Body Glove]

Campground of the Week: Rancho Topanga Campgrounds

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Image from The Dyrt Camper Ruth P.

“Guy Foli (owner of the property and the campsites) is a true jack of all traits! Him and his wife,Pat, own and run Rancho Topanga campgrounds. Every spring break me and a group of 8 friends go down to Big Bend for the week. We always stay at Guy’s campground. It’s an easy 20 minute drive into Big Bend and you hit the gas station and grocery store along the way.” — The Dyrt Camper Ruth P. at Rancho Topanga Campgrounds

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  • Britany Robinson

    Britany Robinson

    Britany is the Managing Editor of The Dyrt. She's been a writer ever since she can remember, and her first literary accomplishment was having a poem about a panda published when she was eight. The anthology was definitely a scam to get her parents to buy a bunch of anthologies, but she's still pretty proud of her panda poem. When she's not at her computer, she's (hopefully) outside, hiking or camping with her dog.