These are the 6 recipes that will make your next camping trip 🔥

No stovetop required. Heat up your next family trip with these easy-to-make camping recipes.

There’s something magical about cooking around a campfire that you just can’t recreate at home. There’s the sound of the campfire crackling. Smell of toasted marshmallows and gooey-melty chocolate. If the perfect camping trip had a recipe, West Virginia’s state parks would be one of the first ingredients.

August is a perfect time for a trip to a West Virginia state park or forest. Don’t let the rest of summer slip by! Click here to reserve your campsite and then plan a trip your family will remember for the rest of their lives.

And make sure you pack your cooler full of delicious food. You can go rustic and keep it simple. Or try elevating your camp meals by following these 4 amazing recipes.

Here’s one of our favorite breakfast camping recipes

Start your day off right with this delicious and hardy cowboy breakfast skillet. This yummy morning meal feeds four hungry people.

Cowboy Breakfast Skillet

Ingredients:

  • ½ pound sliced bacon
  • 4 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  • Cook bacon to desired doneness in a cast iron skillet over the slow burning coals of a campfire. Remove bacon from the skillet and set aside on a paper towel. Do not remove the bacon fat.
  • Stir the potatoes and onion into the hot bacon fat. Cover, and cook until the potatoes are soft, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Crumble the cooked bacon into the potatoes. Stir in the eggs and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover, and cook until set through, about 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with the cheese, and allow to melt before serving.

We’ve tried a lot of lunch camping recipes and this one is the best

After a morning of outdoor adventures, you’ll want to fuel up. These hot ham and cheese sammies are perfect for lunch, and they are sure to be popular with kids and adults. This recipe makes 12 palm-sized sandwiches. Who are we kidding? You’ll probably eat more than one!

Hot Ham and Cheese Sammies

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb deli-sliced ham
  • 12 Hawaiian rolls
  • 12 slices swiss or provolone cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Directions:

  • Prepare 6 sheets of heavy-duty foil.
  • Divide the ham between the 12 rolls. Top the ham with a slice of cheese, then place the top of the roll on top. Place 2 sandwiches onto each piece of foil.
  • Combine the melted butter, dijon, dried onion and brown sugar. Pour evenly over the tops of the sandwiches.
  • Fold the sides of each packet up and seal closed. Place the packets on warm campfire coals. Cook, turning frequently, until the cheese is melted and the rolls are lightly toasted, 10-15 minutes.

All the other dinner camping recipes can’t touch this one

If you are looking for something quick and easy for dinner that won’t take too much time away from fun of the outdoors, these silver turtles are perfect for you. Silver turtles are a fun, easy, and delicious dinner the whole family can enjoy!

Silver Turtles

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into sticks
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions:

  • Prepare 4 sheets of heavy-duty foil.
  • Divide the ground beef into four equal portions and season with garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Place each portion on a separate sheet of foil.
  • Over the ground beef, place potato, carrots and onion.
  • Carefully bring up two of the sides of foil and fold-over to seal. Shape foil into a turtle for added fun!
  • Place the packets on warm campfire coals and cook for 15-20 minutes.

S’mores: A camping trip isn’t complete without them

Let’s be honest. Who’s just here for the s’mores? We’re putting a new twist on this camping staple with these three recipes. There’s no better way to end the day at a West Virginia State Park than by the campfire, under the stars with a s’more in hand. Check out these three unique new takes on the classic s’more.

Strawberry s’mores

  • Chips Ahoy! cookies
  • Toasted marshmallows
  • Sliced strawberries

Chocolate s’mores 2.0

  • Chocolate wafer cookies
  • Cinnamon-dusted toasted marshmallows
  • Milk chocolate squares

Peanut Butter s’mores

  • Graham crackers
  • Dark chocolate squares
  • Toasted marshmallows
  • Sliced bananas
  • Creamy peanut butter

If these recipes have your tastes buds watering, plan your next camping trip and reserve your campsite today!

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