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Old 09-11-2019, 01:29 PM   #21
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This happens more often than not on the long weekends when "non-campers" come out to camp.

They don't seem to understand common courtesy, which can range from littering, to loud music, unacceptable behavior, ignoring quiet hours, speeding through the park, foul language.

We have started to avoid long weekends since it can be frustrating to deal with the non-camping folks.
Pretty soon, we will be required to pay a cleaning deposit because of people like that. No consideration to anyone else.
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:23 PM   #22
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Campground Pigs

I live in Florida and more pigs use our State Parks than any other state I camp in. Donít know were they are from ,but I wish they would go back and stay out of Florida State Parks.
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:37 PM   #23
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My father used to make my sister and I "police" the entire camping area before we would leave. Anything not supposed to be there was picked up and put in the trash.

TODAY, I do the same with my 3 kids!
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:06 PM   #24
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Great idea DocBrown!
I learned this many years ago when we had a pop-up. Check out time was 3:00. We arrived at 2 and the previous occupants were still there. No worries we left for an hour and came back. They decided that was the time to start a fire and have a late lunch. When I approached them they claimed they had no idea there was a checkout time. When they did finally leave they left a huge mess. Beer cans in the fire pit, cigarette butts and other debris all over the place. I had to go out and buy a cheap rake just so we could enjoy the site. I complained and the ranger thanked us and told us about the "naughty list".

One other time at a different park we complained about some drunken campers that kept every one up all night. When we complained the next morning the ranger said the guy that registered for the site was already banned.

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This happens more often than not on the long weekends when "non-campers" come out to camp.

They don't seem to understand common courtesy, which can range from littering, to loud music, unacceptable behavior, ignoring quiet hours, speeding through the park, foul language.

We have started to avoid long weekends since it can be frustrating to deal with the non-camping folks.
I don't think they are non-campers as much as there is a mentality of "I must have a good time". A good time being to some people means doing the things you list. It's not limited to camping. We usually get a suite up north on Super Bowl weekend. Usually very cheap and quiet. One year the place decided to offer a Super Bowl package for $50 a night for a suite we paid about $100 for. OMG, what a nightmare. We checked out the next morning. It was so bad the resort didn't even offer the same deal after that.
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:47 PM   #25
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Maybe a campground slob will chime in and give us their side of the story.
Why should we clean up--that's what the campground personnel get paid for! It also doesn't hurt to empty out some black water at night when no one is looking--helps the grass grow. Also, there is no problem with throwing cans into the fire as the aluminum will melt and disappear.

(You all know I'm kidding...)
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:04 PM   #26
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This happens more often than not on the long weekends when "non-campers" come out to camp.

They don't seem to understand common courtesy, which can range from littering, to loud music, unacceptable behavior, ignoring quiet hours, speeding through the park, foul language.

We have started to avoid long weekends since it can be frustrating to deal with the non-camping folks.
Me and my DW just went through this this past weekend. Three sites close to ours combined to have an all out, non-stop party from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning. A total of 9 tents, two pop-ups, 16 cars, approximately 25 ďmillennialĒ type campers being loud, drunk, high and being pigs. Urinating at the site with restrooms about 30 yards away. Also about 6 or 7 dogs, all barking.

NYS Campground rules states no more than two tents (1 RV) per site, two vehicles and no more than six people each night. Visitors must park in visitorís parking lot and vacate the campground by 10:00PM.

I asked the lady at the park office why campground rules are not enforced. She told me complaints are forwarded to the park ranger or parkís police. Since most of these unruly patrons are either high or intoxicated by noon, they do not want them to be driving. During a very loud period on Saturday evening, the park ranger drove by and did nothing.

We did stay at this campground until this morning. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday was very quiet and peaceful and I did have a great time and a nice rest. We decided that starting next season, we will camp Sunday through Thursday. Itís not that we want to, its because we are forced to.
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:17 PM   #27
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We have started to avoid long weekends since it can be frustrating to deal with the non-camping folks.
Last time we camped on a holiday was Memorial Day weekend last year. We were at a private campground on a popular lake in SE North Carolina. Havenít seen that many loud rednecks since my last family reunion!
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:33 PM   #28
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Had that problem 1 time, then me and 3 other campers after getting no response from Park Ranger we called the Sheriffs dept. told them to come help us or things things were going to get really ugly. Sheriffs deputy showed up quick. We showed him the problem, he called for backup. All of the bad campers were removed from campground within a few minutes, minus there campers and vehicles. Next morning tow trucks removed campers and vehicles from campground . Problem Solved sometimes you have to take care of the problem yourself..
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This happens more often than not on the long weekends when "non-campers" come out to camp.

They don't seem to understand common courtesy, which can range from littering, to loud music, unacceptable behavior, ignoring quiet hours, speeding through the park, foul language.

We have started to avoid long weekends since it can be frustrating to deal with the non-camping folks.
DW and I started that almost 20 years ago. We used to camp holiday weekends and spring break sometimes. We typically had a boat (borrowed from my dad, later on we used our own) and we would tailgate out of my truck. Tents, coolers and Coleman lanterns and stoves. That's how we both grew up camping (except I could more often be found in the back-country with a backpack on).

After a couple holiday weekends with the "wild bunch" we quit and haven't looked back.

Even now in our Motorhome, we will more likely go and visit my dad on "holiday" weekends. His driveway is tucked back away from everyone and everything. We have 30A electrical hookup, and if I needed to, I could drain my tanks. His fridge (and liquor cabinet) are always WELL stocked, and he has a nice pool with an outdoor kitchen and entertaining area. It's nicer at his house than most RV resorts I've stayed at, AND it's FREE. So that's where we go on holiday weekends these days. And he's happy to have us because he feels the same way we do...
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:20 PM   #30
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We decided that starting next season, we will camp Sunday through Thursday. Itís not that we want to, its because we are forced to.
We ended up doing just that this year, the Doc the DW worked for, retired, so she took a new job, but with varying days and hours. Messed up our usual reservations. And you know how fast NYS parks fill up for weekends. Especially FHU sites. Middle of the week trip worked out pretty well. Not many neighbors around, either.
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Last time we camped on a holiday was Memorial Day weekend last year. We were at a private campground on a popular lake in SE North Carolina. Havenít seen that many loud rednecks since my last family reunion!
In a private CG that's the fault of the owner. If they let it happen it will become known to others and become a party park. There are plenty of private CGs that don't put up with this non-sense.
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In a private CG that's the fault of the owner. If they let it happen it will become known to others and become a party park. There are plenty of private CGs that don't put up with this non-sense.
Agreed, most private CGs I've stayed at will not put up with the riff-raff...
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