9. Leave no trace behind. Seriously.
Always leave your campsite as you found it! We are all here to enjoy nature. Why destroy it? We have seen people lop the limbs off of trees because they blocked their view, burn plastic bottles in their campfires, throw trash everywhere but in the trash can, allow their animals to poop in the roadways and leave it there.
Teach by example and your children will learn to respect nature and treat their surroundings with care.
8. Don’t bring firewood with you
Please purchase it either from the campground or the surrounding area. Many states have laws regarding bringing firewood across state lines. There is a reason for that!
Moving firewood long distances transports disease and insects that may destroy trees and forests. A good example of this is the recent Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic in Colorado that has killed millions of acres of trees.
Be kind to your campground so that it will be there for your future generations.
7. Parking your rig without irritating the neighbors
Sometimes it is very clear how to orient the rig on a site – you may even have a cement pad. But in many cases, the only guide will be the hookup for electric and sewer. Park where you can get to the hook ups, but be sure not to be encroaching on the site next door.
Common sense would be not to park where you have part of your coach or your car hanging out in the street, but you would be surprised at how many folks are simply oblivious.
The general policy for KOA is to escort guest to their sites and supervise how they park. This helps everyone to know where they should be and makes it much easier for guests to orient themselves better with the campground.
6. Moving to a different campsite on a whim
Most people do not understand how campgrounds book sites. One common misconception is that if the site next door is empty, you can move over there- even if it was not your assigned site.
Don’t do it.
Yes, it might be empty, but it is quite possible that it is reserved for another guest. Many people come in late at night and have to find their own way to their assigned spot. If you have taken it- then where are they going to go?
Also, there are many people who do not have tow vehicles to get around in. Those people will often take their RV when wanting to explore- leaving their site empty for the day.
Don’t be rude and steal someone else’s site.
Want a different site? Check with the office to see if it is available. Often, we can move you! But be sure to check first. It’s only common courtesy.