RV Tip: Good camping etiquette

Going camping is a fun experience for the whole family. When you go camping, you want to enjoy yourself in a peaceful environment. This article provides you with some general etiquette, that will make the camping experience good for you and your fellow campers.

Check-In / Check-Out

  • Be friendly with the office staff.
  • Have your reservation information, drivers license, pet info and membership cards available when you arrive.
  • Take a few mins to become familiar with the park rules.
  • Make sure you know what time check out is and the check-out policy.

The Campground

  • Do not toss cigarette butts, candy wrappers, drink containers, and other small items on the ground.
  • Keep the noise level down, respect others by not playing loud music or making a lot of unnecessary noise.
  • Don’t use profanity, There may be children around, that don’t need o hear that kind of language. Also, don’t assume adults around your campsite are OK with that type of language.

Your Rental Site

  • Keep your site clean and uncluttered. Ask the park manager about preferred garbage disposal methods.
  • Respect boundary lines on your rental space. Remember, you have rented one space, do not assume you can take over the adjoining space. Your neighbors have paid good money to enjoy their area too.
  • Do not sting power cords or close lines beyond your rental space.

Children

  • Make sure your children are respecting the boundaries of your rented site.
  • Ensure your kids are not too loud and disturbing your neighbors.
  • Let your kids play with soft toys, like nerf balls. The last thing you want is to replace a broken window because of a baseball accident.
  • Don’t let your kids play with or on the property of another camper without permission.

Fire Safety

  • Check with the park manager on the park’s fire policy.
  • Always keep a watchful eye on small children.
  • Only build fires in designated fire pits or designated fire areas.
  • Do not leave a fire unattended.
  • Be cautious of building large fires; it can easily get out of control.
  • Do not throw non-burnable items, like aluminum cans and plastics into your fire.
  • Keep flammable items like blankets away from campfires.
  • Make sure your campfire is out before leaving your campsite or going to bed.

Pets

  • Clean up your pet’s mess. Always pick up your pet’s waste.
  • Barking is a problem, work with your pet to resolve this issue.
  • Walking your pet through other camper’s rented sites is not OK.
  • Keep your pet on a leash unless in a designated pet play area.
  • Get your pet use to people, take the time to train your pet not to attack people or other pets.


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