Top 10 Camping Etiquette Tips

Use a Timer for Your Lights

We have heard complaints about people who leave their awning lights on all night. This often bothers people who are sleeping close by. So we decided that if we use an outdoor timer (just as we would for Christmas lights) we can set it and forget it. No one is disturbed by our lights.

Submitted By: Brenda & Roger Hagan

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Write a Note

This tip is easy. All you need is a pen and a piece of paper. When your trip is over and you are packed and ready to go, take a moment and pen a short note to the next camper. I have received a few of these, and left a few myself. You can tell the new camper about a few things of interest you discovered during your stay and you can wish them a great time all in just a few short lines.

Submitted By: Rena Walls

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Pick Up More Than You Bring

We camped a lot when we were kids. As part of our tradition my family and I would clean up at the end of our stay. We not only cleaned up after ourselves, but each of us had to pick up at least 10 pieces of litter. This was a way of giving thanks for the chance to camp and to help make the site better for someone else too.

Submitted By: Steve Merring

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