Originally Posted by DDC
So where do all the people that "carry" camp? I ask that because nearly every campground we stay at clearly states that firearms are not allowed. I am surprised at how many say they "carry" and hope that if anyone ever uses one in a campground they manage to hit their target because these trailers are not armour plated and I;d hate to see anyone killed.
I camp in State Parks. I camp in Federal Campgrounds. I camp at Very very few private campgrounds as the campers are parked to close together for my comfert. It has been noted the COE campgrounds 'do not' allow firearms for personal protection on 'their/our' military lands. This is not completely true. The Idaho COE were sued about their restrictions and lost. I have personally called (always call and ask) about the rules of the COE campgrounds in the state that I live in. I informed them that I have a CCW. At one, the superintendent told me to 'open carry' when I was 'off my campsite' (I live in an open carry state). The other said to conceal carry only when I am off my camp site. Call for the rules of the park and ask again when you get there to be on the safe side.
My major safety concern is not the campgrounds themselves, but getting to and from them. I travel hundreds and hundreds of miles pulling a camper. Long days of traveling and late into the night. There have been several times late at night and needing fuel and pulling into a place and not 'feeling' right, pulled right back out and kept going. I know of two times where when I stopped for fuel, I did not allow my family to get out of the truck because of my gut feelings. The tread is about protection on the road.... follow your gut.