Unwritten Camping Rules?? It may seem crazy since camping is a great chance to get away from it all. However, it is important to note that you more than likely you will be around other people. Knowing some of these will ensure everyone has a good time. I know my family is getting pumped to go camping this summer more! But truthfully most of this comes down to a lot of common sense that many people don’t think of. (I have included affiliate links to products I love. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)
Over the years of camping, you will learn that some people can be flat out rude to have as a neighbor while camping. When I first started camping I was kinda naive as to what the rules are. Thankfully my dad has always been a good example as to how you should be when you go out camping. It is important to share these rules/common sense with your family. Personally, my kids get a run down every time and day of the rules so they don’t forget.
Unwritten Camping Rules AKA Common Sense Of Camping:
Leave Your Campsite Clean- In the same way, you don’t want to come upon a dirty campsite, neither does the next set of campers. Get rid of all your trash in the provided trash bins. If you bring it in, make sure you take it out.
Put Your Campfire Out- When you are done for the night with your fire, be sure to put it out completely and properly. If you don’t put the campfire out, you could put yourself as well as others around you in danger. Also, check the burn bans where you are camping, they happen a lot nowadays.
Clean Up After Your Pets- If you bring along your pets, be sure you clean up after them, whether directly at your site or walking around the campground. Have some paper towels and plastic bags with you at all times.
Keep Pets On A Leash- The rules about pets being leashed will vary from one campground to another. A general rule of thumb is you should keep your pets on a leash around food and children. The environment is strange to your pet and even though they are well behaved they may react differently
Do Not Walk Through Other Campsites- Unless you know the folks next to you, never cut through other people campsites. That is their space that they paid for.
Quiet Hours Are For Being Quiet– Most campgrounds these days have some sort of quiet hours and they are generally between the hours of 10 PM and 6 AM. During these times, people are usually either sleeping themselves or their kids are sleeping. They would like to have peace and quiet when trying to sleep so it is important to be respectful of this time.
Lock Up Your Food– Wildlife loves to scavenge for food. Be sure to lock up your food in a car or the camper. This will keep your food safe and also possibly everyone you are camping with!
What are some unwritten rules you have discovered about camping?