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BurbMan

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Posted: 05/31/22 07:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Made a reservation today and immediately got this email from the CG management, with a "Read Receipt Requested":
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No abusive, belligerent or loud activity will be allowed.
ANY AND ALL ILLEGAL DRUGS AND/OR SUBSTANCES ARE PROHIBITED. Abuse of this policy
will result in immediate eviction from the campground without refund and
involvement of the local authorities. Anyone causing a disturbance or creating
an unsafe environment will be asked to leave the campground, without a refund.

QUIET TIME IS FROM 10pm to 8am

1.) PARKING:
- ***NO PARKING IN GRASS, PLEASE STAY ON GRAVEL*** Always Enforced
- LIMITED PARKING SPACES - RIDE SHARING ENCOURAGED
- $10 per additional vehicle per night
- All vehicle owners without a vehicle pass posted on the rearview mirror will
be asked to leave without a refund
- If any vehicle does not fit on the GRAVEL PART at your site, use the LIMITED
overflow parking (See Map for Location of Overflow Parking)

2.) VISITORS:
- UPON THEIR ARRIVAL - ALL Visitors must fill out a guest registration and pick
up a vehicle pass from the office and must leave the campground by 10PM.
- $5/person per day (plus $10/extra per/vehicle per/night if staying the night)

- No more than 4 extra visitors and/or 2 extra vehicles assigned to your site
per day
- Visitors will be assigned to your site. Campsite hosts are responsible for
their visitors and the visitors' actions
- All vehicles must have vehicle pass visible on mirror. Without visible pass,
vehicle & owner of vehicle will be asked to leave, no refund given.

3.) FIREWOOD POLICY: IMPORTANT ! ! Always Enforced ! !
- DO NOT BRING ANY WOOD INTO THE PARK. IT IS PROHIBITED
(including pallets, saw mill pieces, etc) due to the ash bore, long horned
beetle or other
insects & infestation creating spreadable tree disease and damage.

!! NOTE: If you do bring in firewood, you will be asked to leave the park,
no refund given !!

- WE HAVE FIREWOOD BUNDLES AVAILABLE AT THE CAMPSTORE FRONT PORCH
(SELF SERVE) $6.00 per bundle.
- TEXT (xxx) xxx-xxxx, include your name, site # and how many bundles you will
be picking up. We add the bundles to your reservation, charge your card on the
day of departure for any remaining balance and send an itemized email receipt.
- Please do not move fire rings.
- Do not burn anything other than firewood or charcoal in fire pits.

4.) PETS:
- 2 WELL-BEHAVED PET MAXIMUM
- If pets are unruly or loud, we may ask you to remove them from the campground
- Must be leashed at all times
- Never left outside unattended
- Must pick up after pets and dispose of waste in proper trash receptacles.
- If children are walking pets, be sure the children know they must pick up
after pets too.
- Pets are not allowed in public buildings, gated pool area, or in the fishing
lake
- CHOWS, DOBERMANS, PIT BULLS, ROTTWEILERS (OR ANY MIX INCLUDING THOSE BREEDS)
are restricted.
Sorry in advance - No exceptions.

5.) BOATS/TRAILERS:
- Please find an alternative for bringing in boats or additional trailers of
any kind.
Our sites do not have space for more than 1 camping unit and 1 vehicle.

6.) CHILDREN under 18 must be supervised by parents/grandparents at all times,
in all public buildings, around the lake and at the pool.

7.) TRASH DISPOSAL:
- All trash must be taken to the dumpsters. Trash bags left on the site at
checkout may incur extra charges.
- You may also incur charges if our staff has to clean trash or cigarette butts
from your site or firepit.
- The dumpsters are noted on your site map in your check-in packet upon your
arrival.
- If a dumpster appears to be too full, please select a different dumpster so
the lids will close completely.
We greatly appreciate your help in maintaining a clean environment for all
campers.

8.) Any TENT will need its own reserved site. No site sharing.

9.) Outdoor Rugs:
- Outdoor rugs can be placed on gravel only. Be aware, this may take up part
of your seating area or parking area, thus having to park in overflow. Please
do not put outdoor rugs down in the grass.

10.) FIREARMS & SAFETY: FIREARMS, BB/PELLET/PAINTBALL GUNS, BOW & ARROWS,
FIREWORKS, AND/OR EXPLOSIVES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE USED OR PRACTICED WITH
ANYWHERE ON THE PREMISES. HUNTING OF ANY KIND IS PROHIBITED.

11.) Please leave kiddie pools, GAS golf carts / motorized / battery-operated
/ remote-controlled / drivable toys & devices, scooters & hoover boards at home
due to potential safety hazards.

NO CANCELLATION REFUND DUE TO WEATHER.
- The first night of any Cancelled reservation is a nonrefundable deposit.
- ANY HOLIDAY or SPECIAL CAMPGROUND EVENT WEEKEND: ENTIRE AMOUNT IS
NONREFUNDABLE.
- However, if you contact us at least seven days prior to your reservation, we
can move the reservation 1x within the same season.

Information is subject to change without notice.

This email confirms your reservation. Please contact us if any corrections are
necessary.
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Let me say that I have no issue at all complying with any of these rules, they just seem like common sense. These are common CG rules AFAIK.

I'm not sure if this is what CG owners are dealing with these days or if I'm going to hear banjos playing near my site after dark. At least 6 instances of "we will evict you with no refunds given" and not a single "thank you for your business"....

Am I headed to the redneck oasis or is this just the state of RVing in 2022?

rk911

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Posted: 05/31/22 07:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

sounds like this park has had numerous problems in the past. us? after the first year or two with our first MH we learned to not camp or travel in summer amd instead travel when school was in session...august thru october and march thru may.


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Lantley

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Posted: 05/31/22 07:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A few of my regular CG's have been recently purchased by big corporations.
For the most part everything has been good. There has been noticable improvements and investments as well as price increases.
Firmly stating the rules could now be standard procedure for all the newbies entering the RV world.
The CG is stating up front there will be law and order. There is also no excuse for not knowing the rules.
In the long run how well the rules are enforced is the real issue.
I have been to places where there are too many rules and the CG is a bit too strict. I have also been to places that are too relaxed and none of the rulesare enforced.
Hopefully you will hit the sweet spot where lots of rules are not necessary, but there is someone around to enforce the rules when needed.
But if you hear banjos at check-in and there is not a Bluegrass festival on the agenda, keep on moving!


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toedtoes

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Posted: 05/31/22 07:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree it sounds like they have had problems in the past and are working hard to stop it.

If it's new ownership, I wouldn't worry too much - they probably inherited a problem and are making it clear they won't allow it to happen under their ownership.

If it's not a new owner then I would be more concerned. They may be doing this because they got in trouble in the past for allowing it, or the campground may be getting infiltrated by scum.


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mdcamping

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Posted: 05/31/22 07:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree with everything mentioned, let me add one small Item. Check the REVIEWS on the campground, best way to find what is actually going on.

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Posted: 05/31/22 08:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What is wrong with a CG providing their legal expectations? Maybe not the best written but maybe they are trying to keep it as succinct as possible. They deal with the decent and unruly. Same message goes to all. No miscommunications.

wapiticountry

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Posted: 05/31/22 08:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like it. They are managing expectations and heading off problems.

BB_TX

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wapiticountry wrote:

I like it. They are managing expectations and heading off problems.

Same here. A place I would definitely consider if in the area.

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Posted: 06/01/22 03:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Welcome to the Nanny State, where multitudes of rules need shoved in your face and they have to keep you safe.

The firewood rules are special. Invasive insects do not infest processed wood such as scraps from pallets, but you can conveniently buy our overpriced green bundles that will not light without 5 gallons of gas. No **** toys with remote controls or ones that require batteries lol. Sounds like a fun place.

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Posted: 06/01/22 03:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The state that they are in may restrict evictions without cause. This just covers their collective behinds. I'm OK with it.
Too many clowns out there.


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