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Old 06-26-2011, 08:05 PM   #11
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I don't mind kids making a bit of noise, as kids are meant to have have.
What I do object to is their drunken parents yelling, swearing and arguing, thinking they are oh-so-funny. I will not hesitate to make a complaint to the park rangers.
Luckily, I have never witnessed the ultimate rudeness of someone using a leaf-blower or some other noise-maker early in the morning. The drunks are still asleep, and the rest are too respectful to do something so ridiculous.

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Old 06-26-2011, 08:12 PM   #12
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My main rant is the people who feel the need to use their blower at 6:00am every morning... blow off their "patio" and picnic table... I see some folks blowing the pine straw off the entire campsite. Mickey
Mickey, I've not yet seen a blower at a campground. I wonder if it would be possible to pair the blower folks with the late night drunken party animals together on the same loop...

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Old 06-26-2011, 09:36 PM   #13
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To those who walk to the edge of their campsite to check the volume of a radio or stereo - thank you! To those who do all they can to keep their dog quiet in the middle of the night - thank you! To those who know to "tone it down" while sitting at a campfire during quiet hours - thank you! To those who run their generators at the proper times - thank you! To those parents who are mindful of what their children are doing and teach them good campground manners - thank you!

Being considerate of others doesn't cost you anything. Unfortunately we all witness others who don't feel this is important. All we can do is the best we can and be good examples to others. If you camp near me someday and I am doing something that annoys you, just come over and in a polite way, let me know.

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Old 06-26-2011, 11:27 PM   #14
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A few years ago we were at a campground that allowed some campers to set up a tent in an RV site next to us. The campers wanted all the hookups that the tent area didn't have and for some reason, the park allowed them to move. The RV sites were very narrow, so narrow you couldn't open your awning. So when quite time came at night, we could still hear every single thing they said and noise made from inside our RV. So frustrating bc they didn't have "walls" to muffle their noises. It kept us up all night. From now on, when we book sites, we inquire whether tent campers are allowed in the RV sites for this very reason.

Another irritation we have when camping is people that get up early and head outside to talk. When we camp, it's usually our opportunity to sleep in and catch up on rest. When neighbors do this, they all tend to hang out around our bedroom window and wakes us up. Not as bad during the summer time when the noise of our AC drowns out those sounds.

I agree with all other points people have made: just be aware of your noise levels and realize we are all in close confines and voices carry.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:22 AM   #15
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Well I will admit there was some whooping and hollaring from our campsite a couple weeks ago. Daddy unbolted the training wheels and my sweet little #1 son took off with a bit of a push and didn't look back. There was cheering from other sites as well. He was so happy he told nearly every one on the loop, and got high 5's from nearly everyone that day.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:23 AM   #16
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On a recent trip we were across from a family (and I use the term loosely here) that constantly were yelling at their kids. And I do mean CONSTANTLY. Here is a short transcript of the weekend:


This was all within about 5 minutes. To boot one of the kids left his bike directly behind my explorer and we "almost" ran over it.

We ended up going in the camper and turning on the A/C just to drowned out the noise.

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Old 06-27-2011, 06:37 AM   #17
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I have to admit, Friday afternoon late, this was me, I was exhausted, worked all day, slept very little the night before, DD was all kinda of excited to be camping again.

To add to it, we brought the dogs, this added yet another stressful element to the mix, and they ended up keeping me up all night.

I realized as soon as I popped off at my DD that I was sounding like " one of them " and took a time out for myself.

whew, this is supposed to be relaxing ....right ?

as for the hoot'n and hollerin, celebrating the triumphs of a child is SO much different than a drunken idiot hollering " Hat Backards !! " at the top of his lungs at 11:30 PM ( or AM for that matter )
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:51 AM   #18
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I sometimes have to remind myself that public popular campgrounds are
NOT quiet.
We may wish they were but it's rare to find one that's really quiet.

Just returned from a 3 week trip but last 3 days were in Jenny Wiley KY
state park. There were several trailers surrounding us who all knew each
other. They hollered back and forth all day every day.
The first night at 11 PM one of them pushed his truck lock remote.
Of course it honked the horn twice when he did that.
Then another did it and soon they were all playing last beep tag with
their truck remotes.
The winner was the Ass Ho-- with the diesel dually with air horns.

I'm sure they were all chuckling over it at the time but the rest of us
around them failed to see the humor at that hour of the night.

The next night I kept hearing something playing the "stars and stripes
forever". Sounded like a phone or Ipad or something.
Found out later it was their awning lights!
They had some sort of sound box attached and it seemed to just fire
up at random times. On the 3rd afternoon I asked them if they'd mind
turning it off at night......

Public campgrounds are NOT quiet..... repeat this.........
The thing was we were having cool weather and would have loved
to just sleep with a window open and the maxxair fan on over the
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:40 AM   #19
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Pretty much the only thing I can't stand at a campsite are Teenage Girls and their annoying Laughs and Giggles. Especially when they are flirting with Boys. It's just such an annoying fake laughter I can't quite explain it.

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Old 06-27-2011, 10:00 AM   #20
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KyDan, I feel for you. People can be unbelievably rude. But your experiences make me feel very fortunate, as such instances are rare in our neck of the woods. The vast majority of our campers are very considerate and friendly. Most nights are so quiet you can hear the breeze rustling through the trees. Must be a Canadian thing.

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