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threecamprs

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Posted: 07/01/13 06:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why do people not follow camping ettiquette? Do you really feel it is ok to walk through someone's site as they are sitting there eating breakfast? Is it ok to allow your dog onto someone else's site? I ask because this is driving my wife crazy. Honestly, after our most recent weekend, it's really getting on my nerves. I don't mind the kids so much as they are kids and a game of manhunt doesn't call for ettiquette. However, the adults that just walk through your site as a short cut and dump a beer can or cigarette butt on the way are just, well, pigs. My wife has seen this at every campground we've been too, and now I notice it. We aren't the cranks, hell, I'll be the first one to invite you by for a beer, but hey is this a fair practice or just bad manners.

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I agree with you, but it's really an unwritten law . I guess it's just proves that person's thoughtlessness. You don't want to become one of those "campground police" and point it out to the violators. Every campground has those.

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Just plain bad manners. Some are pigs, some were just never taught. No hope for the former. The latter might learn if you say something.


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I want to make a sign. "Next time you cut through my campsite, you go around" with a Portuguese flag on it. If you don't understand don't worry... Ita a Portuguese thing.


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Recently stayed in a State Park - don't mind the kids as we were parked with the back of the Rig to the playground (and we expected them to run through)... but the adults, adults with animals, walking right up/past the picnic table while we ate lunch. Several other sites had placed their cars parallel to the road and put signs on their cars telling people it was not a pass through.


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Some people are just plain rude, period.


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It hasn't happened to us too often but we try to avoid sites near the bathrooms, playground, or park trails. Hard to say what can be done about it as some park hosts or rangers are not always available or willing to intervene. Happy Camping!!!

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Reminds me of a saying...."you cant fix stupid"******


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I have occasionally been on sites where it ends up the short cut, not because its a path, or roadway, but just laziness. so typically I will block the path, orientate my truck, the kids tent, the trailer, a clothes line my fire wood pile, the extra picnic table, or whatever else is available to tastefully without being to obvious or making my site look like a prison,, block the route,,,, and when that's not enough then I politely redirect them letting it be known I will not trample on their privacy if they respect mine. I have never had anyone who in one fashion or another could not be convinced to respect other people's space.


As for dogs, it comes once I understand it got off its leash, catch it and be done with it, no harm no foul, the next time, I typically call the park warden, and usually don't see the dog loose again after he/she pays a visit, I don't bring my animals to the park so I should not be forced to tolerate other people's animals jumping all over me or anyone else on my site, peeing on things as it wonders through marking its territory, had one tried grabbing at a sandwich my son was eating, knocked him down when he jumped up on him (was 7 at the time), all the owner could yell across from his site across the road is "not to worry he is friendly" the guy did not make no attempt to call his dog back, I had to yell at him to get his dog off my site.
no I am not a dog hater, but I do dislike the people that have no respect for others when it comes to their pets


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It's happened to us a few times, I can not stand it. Once our Jack Russell Terrorist bit someone in the rear when he walked through our campsite ( he was under the picnic table and the Trespasser didn't see him ) Guess he will think twice about cutting through someone's campsite next time !

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