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Old 03-25-2016, 02:41 PM   #21
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There is no reason or excuse for being ignorant! If folks would just be respectful...that would solve all the incidents.

Seems like folks lose their "manners" as soon as they venture off camping. We live in the Adirondacks on a lake. Campers are so disrespectful when it comes to nature or their behavior while here. They have no problems cutting through our property to get from point a to b instead of using the road. Dogs run off leash and they never pick up their poop on their walks. Vulgar obnoxious language used as adjectives and verbs in every sentence.

They would have a cow if this was done in the city. Oh hi, don't mind me..I'm jumping backyard fences..cutting through...it's a shortcut! Nice lawn you have...yep that's my dog winding up...oh he forgets his name when he's off leash...he'll be done in a minute...damn I forgot to bring a poop bag!

Etiquette is just common decency....which is obviously a characteristic that some don't possess!

Okay then.....done with my rant!
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Old 03-25-2016, 02:48 PM   #22
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Last week at the Chisos Basin campground (in Big Bend National Park) I had a double hit - a couple of hikers walked through my site, one of which was wearing a extremely loud & annoying music player. Loud enough that you could hear them coming from 50' away. The only excuse for the music might have been to keep the bears & mountain lions away while on their hike, but the thought of all that noise while hiking the trails in the park set me on edge.
I had a similar experience last year at the beach . We pay for sites that are marked and you are parked facing the ocean shows on my avatar . Early morning under my awning , outside ,I am cooking breakfast and a couple with their dog walk right in my campsite to go to the next space in front of me and look in their window of their little trailer in front of me . I couldn't believe it , I just stared and they never said excuse me . They could of done the same walking on the path outside my trailer .Pat
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Old 03-25-2016, 03:18 PM   #23
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You should see the look on people's faces of when you see they're about to cut through your campsite and you walk in front of them stop and ask if you can help them. Most of them get it sadly some don't.

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Old 03-25-2016, 03:44 PM   #24
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We were camping at a State Park and the party camped behind us kept cutting through our campsite on their way to the beach and the bathroom. They would cross at all hours of the day . I finally had enough and asked them to walk on the provided walk ways and not enter our campsite . The father of the family and in front of his sons proceeded to inform me that a state park is public property and he could walk any where he saw fit. At that point I could see I was wasting my time. I would venture to say that his children will grow up with the same lousy attitude !!
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If find that people are much more considerate when I'm hanging onto a 130# Newfoundland.
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:02 PM   #26
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We were camping at a State Park and the party camped behind us kept cutting through our campsite on their way to the beach and the bathroom. They would cross at all hours of the day . I finally had enough and asked them to walk on the provided walk ways and not enter our campsite . The father of the family and in front of his sons proceeded to inform me that a state park is public property and he could walk any where he saw fit. At that point I could see I was wasting my time. I would venture to say that his children will grow up with the same lousy attitude !!
You got that right . His children will grow up without manners and respect because Dad taught them well . Pat
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Old 03-25-2016, 05:20 PM   #27
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We were camping at a State Park and the party camped behind us kept cutting through our campsite on their way to the beach and the bathroom. They would cross at all hours of the day . I finally had enough and asked them to walk on the provided walk ways and not enter our campsite . The father of the family and in front of his sons proceeded to inform me that a state park is public property and he could walk any where he saw fit. At that point I could see I was wasting my time. I would venture to say that his children will grow up with the same lousy attitude !!
He is correct that a state park is public property. However, most state parks I have been to have signs at the entrance to the camping area that typically say "registered campers only." That would imply that there are restrictions on certain members of the "public." The White House is public property but you cannot just stroll in the front door. And the literature provided when you register typically sets quiet hours and often mentions to stay out of other's campsites. In reality, if you pay a fee for a campsite, you are leasing a small piece of property from the State just as if you were to rent a house from a private individual. Any campsite that has been rented (technically it is a contract between the person occupying the campsite and the State) ceases to be "free range" public property for the duration of the lease. I believe one of the park's rangers, if asked, should have addressed the situation. I overnighted in a State Park in Tennessee a few years ago. Shortly after pulling in I heard one of the park rangers tell an individual two campsites away from mine that if there were another complaint about his children running through someone else's campsite, they would be told to vacate the park.
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Old 03-25-2016, 05:25 PM   #28
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Exactly, it is public property UNTIL it is leased, thereupon which it becomes private property.
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These all seem like common sense to me. It's sad that we need to even discuss any of these items. Sadly these things can happen anywhere. My neighbor loves to blast his outdoor music even when he's not outside, so loud that I can hear from the far end of my house when all my windows are closed. Politely raising the issue a couple of times hasn't helped.

Maybe "Kindness and Common Courtesy and Why it's Important" needs to be a class taught in school!!!
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These all seem like common sense to me. It's sad that we need to even discuss any of these items. Sadly these things can happen anywhere. My neighbor loves to blast his outdoor music even when he's not outside, so loud that I can hear from the far end of my house when all my windows are closed. Politely raising the issue a couple of times hasn't helped.

Maybe "Kindness and Common Courtesy and Why it's Important" needs to be a class taught in school!!!
You could always write a note on his lawn using Roundup (all capital letters of course). The reminder would last long enough to get the message across
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