It doesn’t matter if you’re staying a night or a season, following a few camp etiquette rules will not only improve your experience, but also that of your fellow campers.
Let us know if we’ve forgotten any!
Download a printable version of our Campground Etiquette List.
Option 1: 11 x 17 inches, Single Page Poster
Option 2: 8.5 x 11 inches, on 2 Pages
- POOP SCOOP!
- Keep excess barking to a minimum
- Keep your pets out of the garbage (for their sake as well as the groundskeeper’s)
|KEEP TO THE TRAILS
- Don’t walk through other people’s camps
- Avert your eyes and give fellow campers their space and privacy
- Noise travels farther than you may think, especially at night. Consider your noise level when raising or departing early, parties, stereos, TVs, ATVs, etc.
- Teach children good campground etiquette early
- Dump ONLY in approved spots
- Bag your garbage before you dump it
- Observe good composting rules (where allowed)
- Your camp site should be cleaner than you found it
- DO NOT LITTER
- Don’t block
- Only use assigned spaces
- Remove your hair from the drain
- Ladies, DON’T COLOR YOUR HAIR UNLESS YOU CLEAN UP AFTER!
- Replace supplies if handy; if not, notify the camp manager
- Try only to use non glass containers
- DO NOT PUT FEMININE PRODUCTS IN PLUMBING
- Make sure you have the proper fittings (i.e., water hose, plumbing, etc.) to eliminate leaks.
- No trailer chick keeps a trashy or messy campsite!
- Keep paper picked up
- Keep your clothes drying area attractive and organized
- Food area clean, tables washed
- Athletic equipment should not be scattered about
- Firewood should be stacked neatly
- No broken furniture lying about
- No garbage bags lying about
|INS AND OUTS
- When checking in, don’t be the cause of a long line (you can come back and ask additional questions)
- When checking out, don’t give a play by play account of your stay (write a blog) when there are people waiting to check out after a long trip
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