Campers are friendly people who enjoy exploring new places and making new friends. Campgrounds are small communities of campers living together for a short period of time and, just like your community at home, there are some best practices to follow to make it a great experience for everyone.
Leave No Trace – You’ll be surprised how quickly things can turn to chaos around the campsite when the whole family is together for a vacation. Performing a regular sweep of your area to pick up litter and stray camping gear can keep you from losing items and from having more work to do at the end of your trip. Get the kids involved in this activity, too. They like to help and will learn about keeping their environment clean.
Go Around – It may seem like a simple shortcut to go across your neighbor’s campsite instead of walking around but some people aren’t comfortable with it. It’s best to avoid walking across another person’s campsite and instead stay on the roads to your destination.
Leash Your Pets – We love animals and we know you love yours. It’s important to keep your pet on a leash at all times when they are outside of your camping vehicle. It will keep them safe from harm and assure that they don’t get lost if they happen to get scared and run away.
Quiet Time – It’s surprising how well voices carry once the sun goes down so that is the time to lower your voices. There are many families in the campground with small children and they are probably trying to sleep. You’ll be a good neighbor if you don’t wake people up with loud voices or music after quiet hours.
These few things should make it so everyone has a good time while they are camping. We hope you have the opportunity to meet new people and make some fun new friends while you’re here.