Camping, especially on well-maintained campgrounds, can be a fun, beautiful experience full of adventure. Campers enjoy the outdoors, as well as other campers — many will say that they meet the nicest people during camping trips.
At Kampgrounds of America, we make a point of interacting with our campers, and I’ve been told by many people that it’s the little things that make camping getaways perfect. Those little things can include smiles from other campers, short lines at various locations, clean campsites, etc. We like to call these common camping rules “Camp-i-quette.”
With that in mind, we recently asked our Facebook friends what one rule they wished every camper would follow. Here are the Top 4 Camp-i-quette Rules:
That means noise. Camping can be, and many people believe should be, a relatively quiet, calm getaway from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. While it’s difficult to manage all sorts of noise through a given day, our Facebook friends want to remind us that sound travels so it’s important to keep the noise down as much as possible, particularly in the early morning and the evening. Some specific suggestions were:
Many campers bring their dogs to our pet-friendly campsites, and we encourage that. But some of our fans want to remind others to help these locations maintain their reputation:
Our third-place vote-getter was the concept of politeness, specifically, not taking a shortcut by walking through other people’s campsites.
While cleanliness is a priority at our locations, we also rely on our campers to help maintain our campsites. That was certainly a concept not lost on our fans on Facebook:
I think maybe camper Brett J. put it best, when he posted: “Quiet time, pets, cutting through sites, it all adds up to having respect for your fellow campers.”
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