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Old 03-27-2016, 06:32 PM   #61
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Choice between campsite neighbors enjoying their merlot (or whatever pleases them) or running a generator, I'd opt for the alcohol every time.

A total alcohol ban on long weekends just seems un-Canadian....must be in the Implied Bill of Rights somewhere?
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:28 PM   #62
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If you want a quiet, peaceful getaway I can recommend that you avoid Big Bend NP over the Easter weekend. We have no policy on alcohol and big extended families show up, often violating the 8 people per site regulation. And lucky me was the front line party-pooper trying to keep the peace and quiet during quiet hours. It was painful...

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Alan,
You brought back memories of a July 4th weekend we hunkered down at San Simeon State Park CA. The partiers came in from Redding and Sacramento and they were stacked in like cordwood, way over the site limit. Park didn't seem to care and actually the folks were just there to let off steam and were pretty good overall.

Bonus was when they all left on Sunday, they brought tons of their firewood over and gave it to us since we were staying. Had a great bonfire on Sunday night.

Hang in there, Alan, Cinco De Mayo is just over the horizon...
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I like to drink a little when camping and I would miss it . I've not really had any big issues with fellow campers some get a little loud but quiet down by 11 at night.
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Old 03-28-2016, 11:02 AM   #65
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Choice between campsite neighbors enjoying their merlot (or whatever pleases them) or running a generator, I'd opt for the alcohol every time.
I doubt there have been issues with campsite neighbors enjoying a glass of Merlot. On the other hand, after a six-pack of whatever beer is cheap (or wine, who knows), the jerks get pretty obnoxious. Nothing gets banned because of what happens when reasonable people do it... which is back to the basic rule of etiquette: consider the effect of your actions on others.

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A total alcohol ban on long weekends just seems un-Canadian....must be in the Implied Bill of Rights somewhere?
No, consuming alcohol in a park is not a right.
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:09 PM   #66
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Totally agree, Brian. Alcohol should come with a warning on the bottle that if you're an irresponsible ass, don't buy it. Unfortunately, those seem to be the type that buy it the most.
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:48 PM   #67
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A total alcohol ban on long weekends just seems un-Canadian....must be in the Implied Bill of Rights somewhere?
Maybe the Second Amendment got changed;

A well oiled public, being necessary for the enjoyment of a drunken state, the right of yahoos to buy booze and become obnoxious shall not be infringed.

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Old 08-25-2016, 10:53 AM   #68
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Recommendations don't help. If they are doing these things, they seem to consider it their right. Considerate people don't do them in the first place. Our trip this summer was spoiled by many of these actions, and in part caused us to reconsider state parks, provincial parks, national parks, and any type of organized camping, as well as dispersed camping in a large space. Maybe boon docking if we can find a spot remote enough. Yes, we have 2 dogs, we do have a drink before dinner, but it's all under control. No, we aren't perfect, but we have a right to our quiet and privacy, which does not infringe upon others. Unfortunately, their rights to their behavior infringe upon us. Just call me a grump. And we have met others who feel the same way.
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Old 08-25-2016, 11:06 AM   #69
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We were camped at St Malo provincial park in Manitoba last weekend. The campground loops were full. We returned to the Escape from the campfire about 10 PM Friday night. I remarked how quiet it was. Seconds later we met two park rangers on foot patrol. It was quiet, reassuring, and a very professional way to run a campground. We like camping on Sunday through Thursday nights and usually stay away from three day weekends. I have no problem notifying management, public or private, if I have a problem, they work for me.
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And don't forget Dave that the neighbours in the next loop with four young boys playing ball were scolded by parents for letting ball roll over into our sites. I believe that St. Malo generally attracts families rather than partying young people. Don't think I told you that at Grand Beach, where we were camped when I got sick in July has a number of loops where alcohol is not allowed all summer, so families can get away from the "partiers"

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