Fun Camping Recipes the Entire Family Will Love


Part of the enjoyment of camping is gathering around the campfire for meals, especially in the evenings.  Just because you are camping, you don’t have to stick to the traditional fare of hot dogs and s’mores.  With a little creativity, it is possible to have a delicious and satisfying meal, all while enjoying the outdoors at Saco River Camping Area.


Tacos are probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of camping food, but they are quick and easy to make with either chicken or steak.  Grill the meat over the open flame and slice the meat into strips.  Wrap them in a soft or hard taco shell and add the toppings:  roasted tomatoes, lettuce, onion, and cheese.


This is sure to be a winner with the kids.   Butter two slices of Italian bread on one side only and place in a pie iron.  Add pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and close the pie and place it over the coals.  You can also add toppings you like such as mushrooms, pepperoni, peppers, or onions.  Be sure to check it often so it does not burn.


Potatoes are a camping staple and favorite, and can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  For a side dish, dice the potatoes and place them in tin foil with butter. Place them over the fire for 40 minutes and add the cheese of your choice during the last five minutes of cooking.


Let’s not forget about the best part of the meal. For an after dinner treat, try roasting nuts over the fire.  You can make them spicy by using almonds, light canola oil, chili powder and cayenne or sweet with pecans, canola oil, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar.

Baked apples are another sweet treat to enjoy fireside.  Core the apples and place a pat of butter and a tablespoon of brown sugar into the core.  Wrap in foil and place on the coals for about a half hour, turning every 10 minutes.  Serve with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

You can try some of these fun camping recipes the entire family will enjoy on your next trip to Saco River Camping Area.  Visit our website at to book your next fun-filled camping trip!