Do you bother to read campground regulations?

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  1. NJGuy

    NJGuy Active Member

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    I am not sure it is the former Boy Scout in me but I like to read campground regulations on line prior to arriving at the campground. If there is a bulletin board by the fee station, I will read those instructions. Also, being in the Navy, I learned to play by the rules. What do you do and why?
     
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    barb_dave Active Member

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    I find myself reading the rules whether on the sign board or on the registration.

    I like to stay informed of the regulations the CG has as they are not all the same. I just don't like the idea of the CG staff coming over to our site to let me know we're not allowed to do something.
     
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    kitphantom Well-Known Member

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    Yes, we read them, it is all part of our information gathering habit.
     
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    Hacksaw Active Member

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    Absolutely...they help me determine whether or not I will be staying there or not.
     
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    Leyster Revelstoke, B.C.

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    Yes we read them also. They differ from one campground to another. For us there is protected wilderness and flora and fauna near some of the campgrounds, we have to know where we are allowed to walk the dog and where not to step. One particular campground is overrun by breeding frogs in the spring, they are endangered so can't hurt them but you can't walk with out stepping on one, so is nice to know during that time line not to camp there. We didn't know this till we camped there at the wrong time of year, we found out fast, they literally make the ground look like it is moving there are so many.
     
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    Bullfrog Bheer Active Member

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    Yes, I read them. I think most of them would be common sense to courteous, intelligent campers, but don't want a surprise either.
     
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    Twisty New Member

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    Yes.
     
  8. Unstable_Tripod

    Unstable_Tripod Well, there's your problem!

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    I read them at the Bulletin Board when I put my check in the envelope and drop it in the metal pipe thingy. I especially want to know when quiet hours are and when I can or can't run my generator to recharge my battery.
     
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    I read them as well. Found out that our camping spot this summer doesn't allow cutting of downed wood. Odd but a saw was one last thing to pack.

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    exactly.....Some rules at one campground might be important to me, and some NOT at that campground might be important to me also.......I usually try and get the rules before I book, but I reserve most of my stuff online now a days and most have their rules to read prior.
     
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    Absolutely,I think everyone should.
     
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    Yooperwannabe Active Member

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    I always read the rules and follow them. I can't expect the grandkids to follow rules if I don't.
     
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    apachejeep New Member

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    I like to know whether the campground has a lot of "Wildlife" or not. [LOL]
    Helps me determine if we want to stay there.
     
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    bud121156 Western North Carolina

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    Yes, we read them too.
     
  15. fmbhappycamper

    fmbhappycamper PuP Power

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    yes, its a good idea to read them, for instance here in the summer its Turtle Time so no campfires or lights on the Beach after 9PM, you can't even walk with a flashlight! [RTM]
     
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    We not only read them, we try to encourage others to read them and not be ignorant.


    Once I was at a State Park at the beach and someone came with two large dogs and let the dogs swim. I took my camera to the big sign that said No Dogs on the Beach and took a photo of the sign, with him and his dogs in the background, hoping he would also read the sign. I tried to be subtle. By then most of the swimmers had left the beach so it was only him and his dogs. I think he got the hint, but didn't want to follow the hint. I noticed a worker cleaning the bathrooms and told him about it. He called the ranger and in 5 minutes the ranger came down and got the dogs out and off the beach. That was easy.
     
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    Idahawk " Esta Perpetua "

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    The last sign I read said " long haired freaky people need not apply " so I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why ?

    Yes I read the signs , fishing regs and bear warnings ect !
     
  18. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    [LOL] [LOL] Haven't heard that one in awhile. Now you have me wanting to...

    I absolutely read and follow the rules. I read them online when I book, on the papers they give me at check-in, and again on bulletin boards near bath house. OCD.
     
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    johnlely14hw New Member

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    Yes, absolutely!
    Don't we all? [:D]
     
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