The crackle of the campfire and the cheeriness provided by cannabis: ahhh, the perfect pairing. Seriously – what could be better than smoking with your friends in the great outdoors while you gaze up at the stars, trading stories and chomping down marshmallows?
That said, we have some news that might be a bit of a buzz kill.
GreenState recently discovered that while you can possess up to 28.5 grams (roughly an ounce) of marijuana at California state parks, you can’t legally use it. Rules are similar in other states where weed is recreationally legal, like Oregon, Washington and Colorado.
Lucky for you: we’ve rounded up a list of campsites around the U.S. where private land owners have opened up their grounds, meaning you can have your joint and smoke it, too.
Smoke on the Water prides itself on being Oregon’s “first cannabis friendly campground.” Located in Selma and in close proximity to Lake Selmac, Grants Pass and the Redwood Highway, there’s plenty to do between RV and tent camping, fishing, boating, swimming and hiking. If you’re willing to go off the beaten path, Rogue Siskiyou National Forest is fairly close. There’s even a country store on site to meet your needs for munchies. The campsite is also host to several special activities for campers, among them a 420 Cannabis Camp Out Fest.
Popular spots in Colorado for that elevated experience include CanyonSide Campground and Rustic River Cabins. CanyonSide can be found in the scenic Poudre Canyon, just across from the Cache La Poudre River. They’ve got a variety of eclectic activities, from “baking with cannabis” lessons to “puff & paint” classes for the artistically inclined, with munchies provided. The action-packed site also provides accommodations for whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly fishing and horseback riding, plus several hiking and ATV trails.
Published: April 24, 2019
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