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Old 09-12-2010, 08:15 PM   #15
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I know this thread has been inactive for a while, but I just wanted to add (as a Maryland resident) that the alcohol ban does not apply to "full service" camping cabins and RVs. In other words, you can consume alcoholic beverages inside your RV.

The Maryland DNR (department of natural resources) lists 19 other states with similar alcohol bans, and five others which require permits.

My friends and I used to camp at a state park on Maryland's eastern shore. We either tent camped or took an old pop up camper. We were under 21 at the time, but we usually brought beer along. We were very responsible and did not get loud or rowdy. We did have alcoholic beverages in plain sight, and the park rangers knew we had them. They NEVER hassled us about it. We did not leave a mess or cause any problems.

On a side note, the first camping trip my wife and I have planned for our Scamp is to that same park!
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:32 PM   #16
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I have noticed that some campgrounds have resistrictions as to how old you have to be to register to camp. I no longer have that problem but I did have problems getting an NA beer at the Olive Garden in New Mexico.
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:01 PM   #17
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I did have problems getting an NA beer at the Olive Garden in New Mexico.
That's funny... I'm guessing the reason is that people think that NA beer has a little alcohol in it. This is understandable, since the label says "contains less than 0.5% alcohol", but this is simply a legal requirement. Most, if not all NA beer has no alcohol in it. interestingly, 7up contains more alcohol than NA beer... but doesn't need to be labeled as an ingredient.
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:16 PM   #18
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As a forest service camphost and sometimes police person, I can tell you that alcohol is the single most contributing factor to bad behavior in campgrounds. I personally do not agree with an outright fully enforced ban, I like a beer myself on occasion, however, most folks assumptions are correct. It is a rule that is never enforced if it is causing no issue, and it is used as leverage to get folks out, or at least be sorry they made themselves so obvious if they misbehave.

Smoking.. as an ex smoker and lung cancer patient myself, I still do not support a ban on outdoor smoking. I can tell when someone 2 sites over has lit one up, but I do not find it as offensive as wet campfire wood smoke. As long as it stays OUT of my home (Trailer) I don't care. We have far worse things to worry about as hosts.. being the smoking police is not on my agenda.
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:44 PM   #19
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minnesota state parks forbid alcohol as well. As above, i think it is just so the park rangers have enforcement authority to remove someone who is "partying".
i'm a minnesota resident who lives in wisconsin during the summer. When i camped in minnesota state parks i seldom saw people drinking to the point of intoxication but in wisconsin it's a different story. Wisconsin allows beer, wine and hard liquor to be consumed in state parks and in public. I have had
to endure drunken screaming and listening to loud radios until 3:00 a. M. From what i'm told by my sister ( a wisconsin residentfor 25 years) this is normal and acceptable behavior in wisconsin.
I'm taking my four grandchildren camping next month in wisconsin and hope we don't witness this behavior again.
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:46 PM   #20
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:33 AM   #21
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I prefer to camp where it is quiet. When there is a lot of booze, there tends to be a lot of noise. The more they drink, the louder the music, the louder they talk/yell, the less family oriented it gets.

So I guess that I echo the 'party posts' above.
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:45 AM   #22
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I don't drink myself but fireside get togethers almost always include a few people enjoying a beer or a glass of wine; that has never been a problem for me. If the campground includes a large group camping area, larger groups will be attracted, and more people often means a few will be drinking more and making more noise. I like the idea of a law on the books that will allow rangers to deal with issues that arise. If someone is having a quiet drink near the fire the rangers probably won't 'notice'.
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:38 PM   #23
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You can add Florida and South Carolina to the states that don't allow alcohol in their parks, and it's not just consumption, but posession. The national parks however, do allow it.
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