From the article: Camping Expectations
Whether you're an RVer or a tent camper, we all have certain expectations when we get to the campground. I like it when I arrive to a clean campsite, and I hate it when I use the bathroom and there is no toilet paper. Some folks like quiet times (old folks like me), and others like planned activities (families with kids). What are your camping expectations?
Noise In Campgrounds
- I think noise of any kind, radios (including by the pool), TVs, dogs barking, generators, should be prohibited in campgrounds all the time. Campers even need to be aware of the volume of their TV inside their RV especially when windows are open. It is invasive and disturbs the peace. I once read a beautiful sign posted in a campground store, which was phrased so nicely, but got the point across. Has anyone seen anything like that?
- —Guest Annika
- I expect there will be too many rules at the campground. No fishing, no running, do not feed the ducks, only one car per site, no ball playing near the water, no swimming... and of course rain. Maybe there should be a sign "No Rain".
- —Guest Joe
P.S. Camping expectations
- I also expect a safe clean restroom/shower stalls with toilet paper and regular sterilizing clean ups. As well as nature walk trail and possibly water access for fishing, swimming and Kayaking. Safety and regular random security patrols are defintitely needed especially today and when one is camping alone even more so. Care for campers is Critical! Good customer service attitude, helpful couteous manners and understanding of camping prediciments are appreciated greatly!
- —Guest Naturelove
- I look forward to peace, communing with nature. Clean and safe campsites monitored for security of patrons. No violence or domestic disturbances being tolerated.
- —Guest Naturelove
Clean and not too rowdy.
- I hope for clean bathrooms and campsites and a few noise rules to make sure it's quiet during sleeping hours.
- I expect quiet(er) neighbors, enough space, and clean sites/bathrooms.
- —Guest Jess
- I do expect being treated with respect, clean restrooms and a clean site. I make sure I never leave anything, and I help others, if they want help. I don't care too much for fires. Most times the wood stinks. I've been camping over 30 years.
- —Guest sparky
- Clean toilets, clean campsite, and quiet after 10PM. Is that asking too much?
- —Guest retired
- Trees, lots of trees and trails. No freeway sounds. Water for fishing and swimming. A target shooting area would be great. I go nowhere that does not allow (legal) concealed carry. At night the campground must be quiet and orderly. Clean, clean, clean good tasting water. Adequate water pressure. Prefer dump facilities at the campsite, but central is OK too. Distance between campsites where I cannot hear some mother screaming at her kids. Sound of kids playing is OK. Large (level) concret or pavement area for the travel trailer. Picnic area (open fire, grill, table and benches). Loose hanging limbs removed out of trees and no dead trees to fall on campers. Adequate parking. Friendly host. Firewood available (free or purchase). Stable electricity.
- —Guest Ron
What I Expect At The Campsite
- We tent and I expect rain, so I always take a tarp, I expect a clean and safe campground, decent showers and friendly staff.
- —Guest pam
- Expect nothing, happy when I get more. Would like fish in the stream and a cold beer in the afternoon.
- —Guest Retired
Clean and Quiet
- I like a clean campsite and fire pit. We get away for the peace and quiet. There's no reason for TV or loud music.
- —Guest happycampr
- I expect it to rain when I go camping every time I go, and to pour when my tent roof starts to leak.
- —Guest wet
- I expect a cleaned up campsite and toilet paper in the restroom. Nothing much really!
- —Guest Campingal