Camp Prep | Etiquette
Campgrounds are amazing temporary towns with tents, RVs, and cottages instead of houses, townhomes and apartments. That’s why it’s so important to follow the Golden Rule when adventuring outdoors so everyone can enjoy their camping vacation with these campground etiquette tips:
Help Your Neighbor Out
Have an amazing time on your trip? Pay it forward.
Leave the extra firewood, clean up your area, help your site neighbor pitch their tent or even offer to host a communal meal. Shared experiences at the campground can lead to lifelong friends, or at the very least, a more pleasant camping experience!
While you may have prepped your pup for the trip using all of our tips in this article, not everyone is a dog-lover. Plus, with kids running around, fires burning, and unexpected noises might spook your pup which may result in an accident.
Did You Know? Chesapeake Bay KOA allows dogs and even has a private pooch beach! However, it’s recommended dogs remain leashed when just “hanging out.”
Late night partying and loud music can wreck everyone else’s experience, especially light sleepers, children, and parents. Be considerate of volume once it hits dusk.
Pro-Tip: If you’re planning to have a later evening get-together, clear it with your neighbors. Giving everyone a heads up clears the air, sets expectations and lets you have stress-free fun!
This final tip seems obvious, but clean up your tent/RV site or cottage ground. It’s horrible for the next guest to arrive at a site that is littered with trash.
Final thoughts: When it comes to campground etiquette, a little consideration goes a long way.
What are you campground etiquette tips?
Originally published July 28, 2017, updated October 13, 2017