Originally Posted by Santini
Last i checked we all have preferences and beleive it or not many people don't care for dogs, cats and kids when they travel. I don't have any problem with those who think differently using other campgrounds. Don't understand a person thinking different to me suggesting assisted living. Guess freedom of thought and opinion is policed now!
I live in a very rural area, so we are used to listening to the sounds of nature at night. When camping, I prefer to do the same. I enjoy hearing children enjoy themselves, (at least until quiet time), but I don't want to hear anyone else's dogs whining, whimpering, barking, step in their messes, and listen to the pet owners repeatedly yelling the pet's name all night as the dog continues to bark. A national education, certification, and licensing program should be created for pets and their owners that have demonstrated proficiency in pet camping manners, a microchip, a vet health certificate, and pet training skills. This would allow campgrounds to only allow pets who are "camping certified". This would allow responsible pet owners to enjoy their furry friends but prevent irresponsible campers from bringing a whole litter of pups and leaving them to bark and whine all day and night in a crate under the tree, or bring their unruly Fido to run rampant through everyone else's campsite. The national certification of camping pets could also help reunite any lost pets with their owners.
I have no problem with maintenance. While camping I have had not only mowing, but nearby backhoes repairing water lines or a sewer lift station,, clearing out power-line right-of-ways with a noisy self-propelled Hydro-Axe, grading the roads, upgrading a playground, a DNR watercraft spraying herbicides into the lake, a bucket truck replacing a pole-mounted transformer, and chainsaws cutting down ash-borer infected trees. All of these things are necessary, and I have no problem if they are conducted during daylight non-quiet time hours.
I do, however, object to the noisy Kubota RTV or John Deere Gators with worn-out mufflers that the security staff of the park makes their hourly routine drives throughout the campgrounds at night and when gathering garbage in the mornings. If I owned a campground, service vehicles would be quiet electric vehicles like a golf cart or Polaris Ranger EV.