With the height of the camping season upon us, it is always a good idea to refresh yourself on some of the rules of the campground. Of course, not all campgrounds and RV parks enforce these “etiquettes,” but they are always good guidelines to follow when you want to be a good neighbor to your fellow campers and RVers.
Keep to your own site. When you are going out for a hike, heading to the bathhouse, going out in the morning for your daily fishing excursion, make sure that you stick to the public pathways. Cutting through others’ campsites is considered taboo. Look at the other campsites as the personal properties of the people staying there. After all, you wouldn’t want strangers trekking through your campsite as you are getting ready to cook over the fire with the kids.
Temper the noise. Many campgrounds and RV parks have noise curfews, but during the day it might be tempting to blast your favorite music as you are grilling or throwing horseshoes, but it is still obnoxious, particularly for those who are at the campground to enjoy the sounds of nature, read a book, or just take a nice, outdoor nap. Keep the volume down, and your neighbors will thank you for it.
Leash your dogs. This is not just literal; keep your dogs confined and quiet during all hours of the day and night. You might think that your dog’s barking is cute or natural, but it can be unnerving or annoying to your neighbors. Remember to keep your dogs close and do not let them off the leash. Most parks have rules about this as well, but they are seldom enforced. Take it upon yourself to police your pooch.
Careful with the smoke. This is not just campfire smoke, which can get out of hand if you are using wet wood or plants that still have dirt or water on or in them. You should also watch where you decide to smoke, if you are a smoker. In this day and age, people are more than ever conscious about cigarette smoke, so if you do smoke make sure you do it in a discrete, secluded place that will not affect your neighbors.
There are so many ways for you to keep your neighbors from being annoyed when you are on the park. However, perhaps the best way to do so is to just consider the golden rule; how do you want your neighbors to treat you? Respond in kind and you will be all set.
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