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. This week, we also feature a beautiful Cranberry Lake camping review from a full-time camper on The Dyrt. Send in amazing reviews for a chance to be featured next week! 


Lately the news has been tough to watch. There are a lot of heartbreaking and frustrating things going on in the world these days.

We’re a camping site. Not a political or generally newsy one. So we strive to fill your feed with the good stuff: the fresh air, the beautiful landscapes of our country, and the wonderful people you meet when you get out and explore. And there is good news to share, too!

That being said, here are some camping and outdoor stories. This week, all of the stories we’re bringing you were chosen because they make us feel good. We hope that no matter how you’re feeling about other news lately, these headlines bring a smile to your face.

What You Missed From The Dyrt Magazine

  • You don’t have to travel to the Amazon to experience a rainforest. Here are five rainforests where you can camp, right here in the U.S.
  • Your dog is already cool. As in, too cool for school. But summer can be hot. Help them cool off with one of these nifty vests.
  • Did you know you can ski on volcanoes? In May? And camp, too? We went searching for PNW powder with Snowledge and it was simply epic.
  • Is scrubbing the campground dishes your least favorite campground chore? Here are some tips to make the process easier, so you can get back to the campfire.

Outdoor News + Stories We’re Reading

  • REI’s Outessa announced two women-focused festivals for 2018 in September and October. [Outessa]
  • Two Columbia alumni donated $2 million to support climate change research and adaptation. [State of the Planet]
  • Victoria Burgess just concluded her 100-mile trip from Cuba to the Florida Keys — on a standup paddle board. [AP News]
  • Did you know that you can replace some of your outdoor gear pieces with 3-D printing? [Digital Trends]
  • Sunny Stroeer is an an endurance athlete who can inspire us all — even if you don’t love to run. [Boulder Weekly]

Stories From Our Brand Partners Who Love Camping, Too!

  • We’ve all thought about how nice it would be to get a foot massage right after a big hike. These recovery shoes might be next best thing. [OOFOS]
  • These wacky adventures might make you want to mix things up the next time you go outside. [Gregory Packs]

From The Dyrt Magazine Archives

5 Reasons to Ditch Your Friends and Try Solo Camping This Summer

solo camping

Stop waiting for your friends to find the time to take off work. Discover the peace and joy of solo camping.

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Campground of the Week: Cranberry Lake Campground, NY

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Image from The Dyrt camper Shari G.

“Wow, what a gorgeous campground! This one came recommended from a friend and we fell in love at first sight. The campground reminded us of summer camp on the lake, as it seemed frozen in time. Each site has a picnic table and open grill and all sites are non-electric. We stayed in site #45, right on the edge of the lake, with great kayak access.” — The Dyrt camper Shari G. at Cranberry Lake

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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.