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Old 05-05-2010, 12:30 PM   #1
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A recent video from the LONGLONGHONEYMOON states that the consumption of the alcoholic beverages is now banned in Maryland. This sort of coincides with news yesterday, in a reverse direction, that Gov. Schwarzenegger vetoed legislation banning smoking in state parks. Without being political, what are your views on the subject. Personally, I've never encountered a problem with smokers or folks that drink in state parks. But then again, we haven't been camping for that long.
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:57 PM   #2
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Texas has long had a ban on public consumption of alcohol in its state parks. I never seen it enforced or heard of it being enforced. I think it's just of rule that allows the rangers to control alcohol fueled parties in the parks. I have no problem with this rule.
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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".
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Old 05-05-2010, 04:45 PM   #4
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Pour your beer in a cup, stay in your campsite, stay reasonably sober and no one will bother you. Mostly they mean no EXPOSED drinking.

Anyone for a Miller Lite?
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The ban was on smoking what?
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:50 PM   #6
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The ban was on smoking what?
LOL.....................



The booze law has been in effect in most states that I have camped in. I agree I think it's for extreme party's.


(probably put in place in Calif back in the 80's cause of my friends and I, we kinda drew a crowd when camping. Our campsites became party central for the campground.) I can tell you all these years later, I wouldn't have wanted to camp next to us! LOL............
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probably put in place in Calif back in the 80's cause of my friends and I ... Our campsites became party central
We used to do that in the 70's. That might explain why Ontario banned it from most provincial parks on the major long weekends. Some of them are year round. I hope we were not to blame.

I do know we were not responsible for the ban at the Elora Gorge. It seems that a few too many drunks had to be rescued from falling into it - long before we even discovered the conservation area for camping.
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Almost every state and county campground has a rule regarding alcohol, and it is enforced when the idiots get carried away... from what I've seen. It allows the ranger to evict the party crowd.
The "kegger" crowd is usually not in our crowd. duh.
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The City of San Diego banned drinking alcohol on the beach.

This created floatopia.
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Old 05-06-2010, 02:34 AM   #10
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I've certainly seen the RCMP dump out beers and ticket 'offenders' in western Canada. Especially in the mountain parks.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:20 PM   #11
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as for me, I gave up smoking in "92" and am so happy that I don't smoke anymore and support all ban's in a place to eat, but, I feel that smoker should have the right to smoke in a bar with there drinks...I don't drink....I lose two of my brother to lung cancer and a friend to cancer of the lip, after they cut away half of his face...so if someone want to plug up lung and fighter like hell to get one drop of air....have at it....just don't kill me while your at it...and if you want to set and have a beer of two in camp, why not...just don't keep me up at night talking so load that you think your battery was dead in your hearing aid,...I have a step son that smoke's out side of the house when he come's over and I have to keep at him not to leave his Butt's laying around....
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I had no idea that so many other state parks already banned alcohol consumption. But if the laws are just to keep unruly drinkers in check why not enforce disorderly type statutes instead?
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Almost every state and county campground has a rule regarding alcohol, and it is enforced when the idiots get carried away... from what I've seen. It allows the ranger to evict the party crowd.
The "kegger" crowd is usually not in our crowd. duh.

And I'm glad of it. In Illinois there is a no alcohol rule. I think it may be just a reason to throw out misfits.
If you are surreptitious about it no one will bother you.
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:37 PM   #14
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I had no idea that so many other state parks already banned alcohol consumption. But if the laws are just to keep unruly drinkers in check why not enforce disorderly type statutes instead?
Falls under different statutes in Oregon.... if you're violated for having alcohol, you can also be banned from the park. The "unruly" statute is used during large gatherings, one step below a riot.
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