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Golden retrieving walking in the shallow part of a clear river and Families camping on the shore of a clear river

Camping Etiquette in RV Sites That You Need to Know

Camping Etiquette

If you are new to camping, then there may be a few unspoken rules that you may not be aware of. Let’s talk about them!

1.) Follow the quiet hours that are in place by your campground that you are visiting. Each campground is different, so it is smart to check with your campground prior to booking to make sure that they will accommodate the hours that you plan on making noise. Our quiet hours are 10:00pm - 8:00am.

2.) The Hill Country night skies are hard to beat. Once the sun goes down, the stars come out, and we love being able to see those stars twinkle. It is hard to see the stars when people have their lights on at night. We ask that people keep their lights off when possible so that you can enjoy the stars in the night sky.

3.) Keep personal space in mind. Each campground understands that there is limited space for each group, but be sure to respect the space that your neighbors have reserved. Don't let your animals freely roam, don't walk through other people’s campsites, and don't park in space that is designated for another campsite.

4.) Try not to leave too early or arrive too late. This is not a rule, but just a recommendation. If you must move-out or move-in during the quiet hours, then be sure to be courteous with the amount of light that you use and your noise levels. It is also much easier to see where you are going during the daytime if you are unfamiliar with our park.

5.) Camping with dogs can either be a great time, or it can be really difficult. Be sure to clean up after your dog, keep your dog from disturbing other guests, ensure that your dog does not have aggressive behaviors, and do not leave your dog unattended at the campsite.

6.) Be sure to leave your campsite better than you found it. One of our #1 rules is No Littering. Here at Riverbend on the Frio we follow the Leave No Trace Principles.

Reminders

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    Leave No Trace Principles

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare

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    Be sure that you know the rules of where you are visiting.

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    Prepare for a change in weather.

  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

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    Set up camp in your designated spot. If you are unsure of how to properly park or set up camp, then ask a park employee.

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    Only walk on trails. If there is an area without a trail, then you more than likely are not supposed to go there.

  • Dispose of Waste Properly

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    There are trashcans located throughout the park for our guests use.

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    Do not leave trash sitting out. It can get windy near the river and blow trash throughout the park.

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    If you see trash on the ground, in the river, or anywhere but the trashcan, please dispose of it in a trashcan.

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    We love nature and the Frio River. We would love your help in keeping it beautiful!

  • Leave What You Find

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    We understand that you may find things that are neat while at Riverbend. Imagine if you find a cool rock and decide to take it, that doesn't sound like a big deal right? What if everyone finds a cool rock and everyone chooses to take one home with them. That would cause a problem. Leave what you find and each time that you come back to visit you will get to see it again. Each other person will get to experience seeing those same cool objects as well.

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    Do not pull branches down from trees to start fires. We sell fire wood in the giftshop.

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    Avoid introducing non-native species to this area.

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    Avoid changing the natural flow of the river. Do not build dams or trenches in the river.

  • Minimize Campfire Impacts

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    Use established fire rings.

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    Put campfire out completely when you done with the fire.

  • Respect Wildlife

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    Watch wildlife from afar. Do not try to get closer to wildlife.

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    Never feed animals that are not yours. 

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    Store your rations and trash properly to keep wild animals away from your campsite.

  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors

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    ​Let natures sounds be heard. Keep music, loud voices, and other noises down.

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    Be courteous