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Old 08-04-2012, 09:38 AM   #1
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I am staying in a campground near Saxon Wis. They charge .50 cents to use the shower. Has anyone else run into this? They are right on Hwy 2. Non campers were using the facility. Otherwise a decent campground. Lots of camping going on in the area but I haven't seen any other eggs since I got here.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:58 AM   #2
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You didn't mention what kind of a campground you are staying in, Private, state, Federal, local, etc. But pay showers are very common. The good news: Pay showers usually work and are cleaner than the free ones. The bad news: I almost always have to go to other campers to beg for quarters.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:03 AM   #3
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Pay showers are not allowed in Oregon in public spaces... same with toilets. The voters made that decision years ago. As our former Governor Tom McCall said... no one has exact change with they gotta go! So our state parks are free showers (with paid entrance). I was shocked the first time I camped at the Washington Gathering at Taidnapam. I was so glad I decided to check out the facilities before I needed... I would have been torked had I walked to the shower house in the dark morning hours to find out I needed quarters. At least that next morning, I was prepared. Didn't mind paying, just didn't expect it.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:17 AM   #4
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Here at the Vt state parks it's 50 cents for the first 5 minutes and a quarter for each 2 1/2 min. after that. But if it turns off, to restart will cost another 50 cents.

A couple of years ago Maggie and I made a wager that I won. They make a lot more money on the women's shower than the mens.

In the Grande Tetons they have a shower/laundry building. Two years ago a shower was $4. Raz
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:41 AM   #5
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Some National Parks have pay showers. These are NOT run or maintained by any government agency. They are run by private companies that also run other things like laundry machines, boat rentals, and stores within the parks.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:05 AM   #6
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my wife Karen and I paid $2.00 ea. , for our last 2 showers of 8 minutes each. We used the shower together and the amount of time was OK.
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We have had Army Corps of Engineers pay showers.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:16 AM   #8
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When the time's up, the shower ought to be fixed to give you 15 seconds of cold water as a warning so you could rinse off.
I guess there would be a market for a sewn in velcro pocket in a bath towel to hold extra quarters or a timer!
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:24 PM   #9
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Several years ago we paid 10 cents for a shower in a campground in Michigan's upper peninsula (U.P. to Michiganders).
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I have paid a quarter for a shower in the mountains in Colorado before and I will wager that NO ONE could use the whole quarters worth up there!
The Coldest Water I have Ever Seen.
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When the time's up, the shower ought to be fixed to give you 15 seconds of cold water as a warning so you could rinse off.
I was annoyed to have to pay 25 cents for 4 minutes in a campground that cost $40. I can take a shower with 4 minutes of water (thanks USN), but not 4 minutes of time. If they are really trying to conserve water/sewerage they should put a pause button that stops the timer as well as the water.

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If everyone took a Navy shower, none of the campgrounds would have coin-operated. But, if everyone had a teenage daughter like mine (was) EVERYONE would have a coin-operated shower in their home!

Wouldn't it be nice if everyone conserved water like small molded trailer owners are used to doing... or raised children to not be water hogs... and some adults too. But, that's not the case... hence... coin-operated. Forces folks to conserve whether they like it or not...
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:01 PM   #13
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We had paid showers in CA this summer. It was the only place on our 3 week trip that had them. The whole family took less than 4 minute showers (including the teenagers). I was so impressed I am considering one for the house . The campground said they did it for water conservation.
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For home, check water bug.
We've run across pay showers in many places. Notably, (and memorably) a state park in VT, where the coin op didn't work when I was undressed and ready. Not a "happy camper."
Personally, I think pay showers will become the norm, as water becomes more scarce.
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