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IdaD

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Posted: 06/26/20 04:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A nice state park is about as commercial and dense as we like to get unless we're doing a non-camping vacation but just using the camper as our hotel. Forest Service campgrounds are usually pretty spread out especially the more remote ones, and the remote ones tend to be pretty empty too. Primitive in a nice area is generally our favorite. Your only neighbors are the ones you bring with you, no worries about the kids being too loud or doing a little target shooting or whatever, collecting firewood in large volumes is usually easier, etc.


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Dutch_12078

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Posted: 06/26/20 06:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We make it a point to pick out state and national park sites that are large enough and spaced away from neighbors as much as possible so larger groups usually are not an issue for us. The photo below is the site we'll be on over the 4th weekend at a state park where fireworks are prohibited. Our daughter will be on the site behind us with her A-frame.

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Posted: 06/26/20 07:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Camping continues to be fun for me. AS long as the neighbor is not coming onto my sight. Noise isn't gonna ruin my good time.
Loud neighbors is not a new phenomenon. It happens!
You are not the first and won't be the last to be disturbed by rowdy neighbors.
A wise person once told me "The games are still the same,only the name of the players change"
As long as there has been camping there have been camping drunks.


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Posted: 06/27/20 04:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We were at Myrtle Beach State Park this month for 5 nights. It may as well been spring break. Golf carts round and round, Segways almost running over the dog, people right on top of each other on the beach, just on and on.
Everybody has cabin fever, and everybody is buying a RV. In exchange for the show, I'm happy to help if asked.


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Camping goes back 5 generations in my family. I have never liked being around other people. I have always leaned toward backpacking, mule packing, running rivers, etc. Now I am 70 so I am less active and like boondocking and camping in the off season. You need a style change.

If you are stuck in the East, time to move West.
Come on out and experience public lands.
I rarely go to parks except in winter.

* This post was edited 06/28/20 08:12am by ppine *

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Once as a host I was explaining quite hours to a group in a state park. Was told "We're not a bunch of collage kids, we are a family". Asked him if he could read that exception in the rules. Another man in the group bulls up, tells me I'm rude, he is Ill HP and.. I pulled my pen and pad out of pocket "Name and unit?"
Group was loud on Friday night. Sat in the CG office I printed off a page. Grabbed handful of blank paper. When I got close to that site, I started putting blank pages on tables. As I walked past and skipped the one, was asked what I was passing out, so gave them one FREE FOOD! FREE BEER! SITE NUMBER ## COME ON DOWN WHEN THE MUSIC STARTS!

Music never started.

Boon Docker

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Posted: 06/27/20 11:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

^ JRscooby, that is priceless!

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JRscooby, great story!


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mdcamping

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Posted: 06/28/20 06:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Many yrs ago we a bad experience with the drunks/parties, it was a campground that had one of those...reputations.. Partly my fault because I did not research the place and being somewhat green to Rving. Going forward I make an effort to do online research and overall most folks we come across have been respectful.

I consider Camping/rving as my hobby, so I always look forward to my trips! [emoticon]

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Where we have camped


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We seasonal camp at a KOA where the campground is somewhat divided between the seasonal and daylies. We enjoy talking to the dayly folks as much as making some new friends with the other seasonal folks. We try to have a pot luck at least once a week. We have also become pretty good friends with the camp hosts/owners.


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