Be A Camper That Respects Other Campers

camperAs a camper you want to always be respectful of other people and other campers at the camp site.

There are actually many rules and etiquette [camping etiquette]procedures that as a camper you really should know and try to follow.

For example, keep noise to a minimum. One of the most common complaints from people who either frequently go camping or even rarely go camping is the noise levels from fellow campers in the camp site around them.

Camp grounds are a very common place for groups to meet and oftentimes there is drinking involved which leads to high noise levels.

Another way to be respectful towards campers is by respecting their privacy and respecting them. For example do not travel on or even near their campsites. By keeping your distance from other campers you will be respecting their privacy as well as maintaining your own privacy.

When you are driving through or in the park or camp ground make sure to yield to everyone including horses, bikers, hikers and fellow campers. Also make sure you travel at a leisurely speed and do not go too fast in the camp ground area.

While driving, make sure to leave all gates as you found them whether you are traveling in or out of the camp ground. Oftentimes you will find camp grounds will have gates across road ways during their off seasons especially.

While driving, be especially respectful of other people’s property. When you come across no trespassing signs it is imperative that you adhere to them.

It is common for campers to want to go off on their own making pathways and trails with their cars, bikes or by walking. Consider respecting the existing routes and existing trails that are made specifically for campers to utilize while they are there.

If every camper created their own trails and paths the camp sites would not be what they are today so therefore all campers should respect these existing paths.

And last but not least, contact the park rangers or land managers to get a list of all the area restrictions and any permit requirements as well as any potential closures that you may not be aware of.