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Lady Fitzgerald

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Posted: 03/06/12 09:00am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FunnyCamper wrote:

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mowermech wrote:

What was it Ben Franklin said?
Something about "Those who are willing to give up freedom for security will ultimately have neither!"
Or something like that...
Seems to me it applies here to a large degree!


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I'm amazed how many folk, want to locked in, or think it's ok ????????


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Every state park I've stayed in in Texas has locked gates but has the code printed on the receipt in the event of me needing to come and go after hours, the same receipt that must be taped to the windshield of my vehicle. And I never have had need to use that number knock on wood.


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I've stayed at parks lots of times where the entrance was locked after XX:00PM. I have no problem with that, especially when it's a private campground. Their house, their rules. However, under no circumstances do I find it acceptable to prevent me from leaving in any way, shape or form. I have not and will not ever stay in a campground that locks me in at night. Should the need arise, be it a medical emergency or a family emergency, I reserve the right to pack up and leave whenever the urge hits me, plain and simple. I'm not going hunting for a host or ranger, I'm leaving.

Now, sometimes it may be for that midnight or 1AM beer run... It's my choice, and I do so knowing I'll be parking in the visitor lot outside the gate. I'm 100% OK with that. You may be one of those people who plans to not leave... But as the saying goes, spit happens. What happens if you trip and fall into the fire pit? What if you accidentally grab a hot pot and burn yourself severely? Twist an ankle on an unseen root or tent stake? Someone calls and tells you your grandmother passed away and you need to get home now. Stuff happens despite our best-laid plans, and that stuff may require that you leave the campground unexpectedly in the wee hours of the morning. Sometimes you can wait a few minutes for someone to open the gate.... sometimes you can't.

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After hearing all these protests for locked gates I can rest easy knowing every COE park I have ever stayed will be wide open now. Every one in Georgia and all Georgia Power campgrounds have a closing time(with locked gates). Best understand where the Park Host stays and tell them they will be awakened if need be and be willing to walk to your camper if you come home late.

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I tend to want an unsecure park at all times, but I can understand and accept those that want to lock their park. Here's what I require: 1. You had better tell me up front before I secure accommodation by any means I secure it--web, in-person, or phone. 2. You better have a reasonable exit plan option for me and explain that as well. Besides my own emergency, I might have a family emergency/situation where I'll need to leave immediately. After that, I can make a decision to move on to another park or stay.

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Y'know, it appears to me to be very similar to a HomeOwner's Association (HOA) and Covenants, Codes, and Restrictions (CCRs) tied to land deeds.
Some swear by them, some swear at them.
I wonder, do those who WANT to be locked in in the name of "security" also WANT to live where there is an HOA and severely restrictive CCRs?
As you might guess from my posts on this thread, I purchased my property partly because there is no HOA and less than half a page of CCRs. IMO, such things reduce the value of property, just as a locked gate reduces the value of a campground!
Many years ago, I took an oath to defend the Constitution of The United States of America. I have reaffirmed that oath many times since then. I refuse to give anybody the right to lock me up! IMO, it is UNConstitutional to do so!


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I refuse to be locked in. Then again...i have a 3' crowbar, a tow strap, and Liz's Blazer has a big brushguard. The gate might be locked...but it will NOT stop me!


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I think some of you are a bit paranoid. I’m talking about destination campgrounds, campgrounds that are the attraction, a place that you go to disconnect and get away from it all. I’m not talking about long term campgrounds that you stay at to be close to work or family. At a destination campground unless it’s an emergency there is no reason you should be disturbing your neighbors after hours. If you feel that you can’t stay in one place over night and be quiet, this type of camping is probably not for you. Driving in and out of the campground is disturbing everyone around you. NC’s Jordan Lake state park is on a 13900 acre lake and has close to 1100 camp sites. I can tell you that all of the best sites are occupied every weekend during the camping season. I’m glad so many of you refuse to camp here and save the best sites for me and my fellow respectful campers. My advice to you is to slow down, enjoy life, and don’t sweat the small stuff. There are several beautiful campgrounds that have the same locked gate policy; it’s not a big deal in an emergency you can get out. IMO you will be sorry if you let this stop you from enjoying some of the best camping in America.

I don’t and won’t live in a HOA. I do believe in live free or die. And I do believe in respecting all your neighbors while camping. They paid good money to get out and enjoy nature and that should not be disturbed by your 1am beer run. Like I said you can get out if needed.


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Honestly...... If DW or I were to have chest pains in the middle of the night, I wouldn't care who I was disturbing. I'd want an available exit to the nearest ER with no delays! If that makes me paranoid, then so be it........

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I think some of you are a bit paranoid. I’m talking about destination campgrounds, campgrounds that are the attraction, a place that you go to disconnect and get away from it all. I’m not talking about long term campgrounds that you stay at to be close to work or family. At a destination campground unless it’s an emergency there is no reason you should be disturbing your neighbors after hours. If you feel that you can’t stay in one place over night and be quiet, this type of camping is probably not for you. Driving in and out of the campground is disturbing everyone around you. NC’s Jordan Lake state park is on a 13900 acre lake and has close to 1100 camp sites. I can tell you that all of the best sites are occupied every weekend during the camping season. I’m glad so many of you refuse to camp here and save the best sites for me and my fellow respectful campers. My advice to you is to slow down, enjoy life, and don’t sweat the small stuff. There are several beautiful campgrounds that have the same locked gate policy; it’s not a big deal in an emergency you can get out. IMO you will be sorry if you let this stop you from enjoying some of the best camping in America.

I don’t and won’t live in a HOA. I do believe in live free or die. And I do believe in respecting all your neighbors while camping. They paid good money to get out and enjoy nature and that should not be disturbed by your 1am beer run. Like I said you can get out if needed.



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years ago we camped in a campground in south ga didnot knoow about the gate thing got ther about 1030 stayed in th pop up till morning in the road at the gate no other cg in area i think it was a state park cg.black flies and deer were bad too

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