Christmas lights are a great way to provide soft, ambient light at your campsite. We went camping this weekend at Pedernales Falls, and I felt slightly silly hanging these up in the bright light of day, but once night fell, I was glad I did, and so was the rest of our group.
Most parks note online whether electricity is provided at each campsite, and if so, be sure to pack an extension cord to connect the power station to the tree you choose to hang your lights on.
While lanterns and flashlights provide bright, focused streams of light, they don’t easily illuminate an entire picnic table, making it difficult to cook or build a s’more. Not to mention, they can be misplaced in the dark easily. Not to mention, they’re not half as glamorous!