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Fire PitsWhat is the difference between campfires and fire pits? For the most part, the main difference is the intended purpose. A campfire is typically used when camping to cook food, provide light and enjoyment, tell scary stories by and roast marshmallows. Fire pits, on the other hand, are often used for the latter three purposes, but usually are not used to cook food.

Additionally, the location is different. A campfire is more commonly thought of as something you prepare at a campground or some other camping location. Fire pits are what you would have in your backyard. Campfires are generally something done on the spot, whereas fire pits are more permanent structures for the most part.

One other major difference is that campfires are always fueled by a wood source, whereas fire pits can be either wood-burning or gas-fueled.

As far as similarities, both campfires and fire pits make a great place to relax and enjoy the company of others. They are also nice for some warmth, making them a useful way to extend your outdoor living enjoyment during the winter months in Mooresville, NC. The light produced by campfires and fire pits is relaxing and even mesmerizing.

While we don’t get involved in helping you with campfires, at Lake Norman Signature Pools & Patios, we can help with building beautiful and functional fire pits for your backyard design. We’ll make your resort-style outdoor living space dreams a reality . . . all you have to do is bring the marshmallows!