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Old 10-15-2012, 07:31 AM   #1
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Music in campgrounds

Who has noticed an increase in loud music in campgrounds? I don't mind music at a low volume or a game going on however, I have noticed a irritating trend of campers putting loud music on that you can hear 50 sites down. If you call the park office all they say is quiet time is at 1000 pm. But you can't contact anyone after 1000 PM and the park officers are never thru after that time. I camp mostly at Ohio State Parks and they used to be a quiet peaceful family atmosphere where you can get away from urban noise and enjoy a quiet campfire talking with your kids. Now it seems like they are a place for loud parties that go on until 3 or 4 in the morning and they usually leave their campsite a mess. Yes I am venting but this last weekend was terrible. Thanks for the internet therapy session.

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Old 10-15-2012, 07:49 AM   #2
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I have to agee with you. I am from NY and I seem to notice over the last several years music in campgrounds is climbing. I seems to me more people who are camping are not really campers, but people who are doing it because it is cheaper than being in hotels and renting houses. I also noticed that respecting your camp site is changing. More people have no issues with walking thru other peoples site. I hate that. Thanks for letting me vent....

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Old 10-15-2012, 08:20 AM   #3
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It all goes along with a trend that is happening in all areas of our live, Me First and The Heck With Others. I've been at campgrounds with the loud music and am not afraid to go over to them an politely say "You know the music is a little loud". If I have to go back a second time then I get down right straight to the point. "Your music is TOO loud and the rest of us would like to hear our own not yours"! I think you'll find that this will happen more and more in the state parks because of the lower cost to camp there, and with the economy it'll attract people with less manners.

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Old 10-15-2012, 08:28 AM   #4
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We had a bad experience in a campground once after the rangers went home and since then we always stay where they have a campground host. We have never had a problem since. You might try calling the sheriffs department, there are laws against disturbing the peace.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:11 AM   #5
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Noisy Neighbours

We have also noticed the trend to loud, thumping music in the campgrounds. We mostly camp in provincial parks where they have regulations stating that your music should only be heard on your site. We don't expect it to be that low but if you can hear it from 5 or 6 sites away and it sounds like it is coming from your trailer, then that is a little extreme. It seems the weekends are worse for this type of behavior. This past summer, we even had campers near us leave their music on then leave for the afternoon. Every camper should be able to enjoy their time out with family but should also show respect to other campers.

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Old 10-15-2012, 09:56 AM   #6
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I think you'll find that this will happen more and more in the state parks because of the lower cost to camp there, and with the economy it'll attract people with less manners.

Are you saying that rich people have better manners ???
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:00 AM   #7
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Are you saying that rich people have better manners ???

Uh Sure they do.. (NOTTTTT)

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Old 10-15-2012, 10:06 AM   #8
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Another reason why I never stay in campgrounds unless I have to. Which is usually never.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:55 AM   #9
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Are you saying that rich people have better manners ???

yeah right....i refuse to travel or camp within 2 spots of some of our 750k+ motorhome driving "friends"....(ie relatives)......they moan, complain, dont like food cooked over a fire, and dont like to be cold, hot, dirty, or smell like smoke!! LOL.....not even really sure why they bother to come on "camping" trips other than to show off their expensive toys that they dont even really know how to work in the first place.....?

there are some really nice state parks here in tx with great views, fishing, hiking, and i dont have issue at all with them...

on one occasion, we had some hillybillys having what sounded like a barn dance a few sites over....they lasted through the night, but about 7am i heard someone asking them to leave....and by the time i got up they were gone...

on another, some meskins were thumping tejano and yealling all night.....finally i got tired of it and walked over and asked them to tone it down.....i think me being meskin myself and asking them in spanish may have helped! LOL....either way, they got kicked out in the morning as well...i guess the ranger answering machine was full of complaints...

other than those two times, i have never had a situation that could not be averted by simply being polite and asking people to keep it under a yell could not solve.....

i get more irritated with unwelcome and loose pets coming to my site, and people letting their kids ride, run, walk through my site......i have a 200lb great dane who does not appreciate other peoples pets peeing on the trailer tires or otherwise... He seems to attract kids though, and LOVES them...he will bark at adults he does not know, but turns into a 200lb licking machine with little maybe thats part of the problem with kids at my sites...?
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:44 PM   #10
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I would rather listen to some music than some of the obnoxious conversations/arguing that you sometimes hear.

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