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