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.
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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Hope your travels are safe and the friendships made camping are lasting.
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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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.