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Don't know and really am not concerned. If I have a brew or mixed drink I'm careful to not make it conspicous, and don't go overboard anyway, so I doubt I'd ever be hassled.

Never been asked, or searched in any campground or other camping facility about alcohol.

some states do have an "open container in public" law, that IMHO is an easy way to control anyone unruly if they need to.


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kennyd63 wrote:

Do all state parks in the US ban alcohol use in there parks and if so what is the reason? What about if I decide to drink inside my own Trailer,will they search your trailer before entering the park?

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I'm all for the ban in Texas, so they can bust the rowdies and toss them out. I also routinely ignore the ban myself. It's kind of fun feeling like an outlaw haha. I also ride a bicycle without a helmet, and once I ran with scissors.


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Been camping in State parks for 30+ yrs and never had a problem. Use huggies on cans or pour in a cup with a lid (helps keep the bugs out) and don't act like a fool.

Give them a reason to use your violating the no alcohol rule and they will arrest/fine you or make you leave under threat of a ticket. Act like its not a college party and enjoy an adult beverage like a responsible adult and you'll have no problems.


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Some states allow booze and some don't - but look closely and you'll see it everywhere. Just be discreet. If you don't bother them, they won't bother you.


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GA state parks don't allow alcohol, but it's ignored, as long as you're discreet.


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Indiana State Parks state, "No Alcohol". But people still use alcohol. Do it discretely,don't loose control of your facilities (get drunk and act stupid), and don't offer any to anyone but your own camping party, keep the bottles or cans under cover, don't throw your empties around, and act civil and no one will ever know.

Unfortunately, way too many people have the attitude they can come to a state campground and act like a fool, it's a place to let go and "party". They drink, act stupid, and get thrown out!


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MN state parks ban all alcohol. But, they do not search the TT. When I went to one I just drank beer inside the TT. I don't drink till evening and after a few I'm ready for bed anyway.

There is a County near me that bans drinking in there county parks. I hear there kinda strict about it too. I just don't go there.

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TowHaul wrote:

Some states allow booze and some don't - but look closely and you'll see it everywhere. Just be discreet. If you don't bother them, they won't bother you.


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NJ bans it. Like others' have said, if you don't advertise your use & don't grow beer muscles then you should be fine.

I guess the reason why they ban it is because usually it's families camping for the most part. If it's allowed, there will always some drunks that will take things too far and ruin it for everyone anyway.

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