GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted April
    2nd, 2015


    Campground Etiquette


    Happy Camper Blog



    Are you a
    friendly camper?

    We’re talking about the kind of camper
    who makes the experience better for their friends and family as well as other
    the folks sharing the campground. It may sound daunting, but it’s really the
    little things that can truly make a camping trip amazing for everyone around

    Here are a few of our favorite ways to
     achieve and maintain friendly camper

      • Respect
        Your Neighbors
        . Campgrounds are definitely for having fun —
        just be sure to keep your neighbors in mind as you kick back and relax. Keep
        your music and other noise to a reasonable level so everyone can enjoy the
        serenity of the great outdoors. Then power down at night; shut off your
        generator and dim the lights.


      • Don’t
        Feed the Wildlife.
        Classic camping treats like a perfectly
        roasted hot dog or some gooey s’mores are amazing, no doubt. 
        They’re just not amazing for the wildlife that make their home in and around
        the campground. This is one instance where it’s ok to be greedy with your


      • Pick
        Up After Your Pets. 
        It’s great to have a furry friend
        as a camping companion, but make sure your pet isn’t leaving any surprises
        behind. When taking your dog for a walk, always pick up all pet waste. Many
        campgrounds provide pet waste collection bags to make clean up easy and


      • Leave
        No Trace.
        Picture what your campsite looked like when you
        first arrived. That’s exactly what it should look like when head home. Sweep
        your site and put anything you moved — like chairs or tables — back in its
        place. Dispose of your garbage and if your campground has a recycling
        program, take advantage of it.


      • Look,
        But Don’t Touch.
        The trees and other plant life that surround
        the campground rely on our help to remain fresh and beautiful. So make “look
        but don’t touch” your mantra. For example, resist the urge to cut branches
        from trees to roast marshmallows, don’t use trees to hang your laundry line
        and stick to the beaten path when you take a hike.  Mother Nature —
        and your fellow campers — will thank you for