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Old 05-15-2019, 10:47 AM   #1
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No Alcohol in State Park Campgrounds

I was looking at some east coast (mass) state parks and they do not allow alcohol in the campground. Has anyone else seen this restriction in their states? Do they enforce it?

I guess a few bad apples ruined it for everyone.
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Texas Federal parks have the restriction as well.
We have not seen it strictly enforced. Keep it out of sight, and keep your campsite quiet, no problem.
However, if your group is outside and loud, it will be enforced.

My comments are from observation, not personal experience. My husband and I do not use alcoholic beverages.
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I think if it is in the RV and you dont run it under there nose you won't have a problem.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:57 AM   #4
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I was looking at some east coast (mass) state parks and they do not allow alcohol in the campground. Has anyone else seen this restriction in their states? Do they enforce it?

I guess a few bad apples ruined it for everyone.
Most in Alabama and Mississippi post no alcohol. We always have alcohol we don't advertise it. Never had a problem. As long as your not rowdy you will not have a problem.
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SC state parks have that notice as well. I emailed the park service and they basically said if you don’t display the fact you’re drinking an alcoholic drink, don’t act like you’ve consumed an excess amount, then you’re ok. So leave the cans, bottles in your RV. A beer bottle in a cuzy still looks like a beer bottle! I made the mistake one time of drinking a glass of wine at the picnic table in a wine glass. Ranger said to take it inside.
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Do they enforce it?
Yes, maybe.

There are those who cause policy to be set.

Keep it out of sight. i.e. different container, or one of those can things that help keep it cool. Don't flaunt it. Don't get drunk and make an a$$ hole out of yourself.

Have a nice stay. :-)
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We have the same rule at California lakes and waterways. It comes from those who blatantly abuse alcohol at the sites. In summer you can almost walk across the river with all the rafts. There used to be huge ice chests full of beer and even kegs floating behind the rafts. Being drunk in the water caused many deaths. Keep it in control and in the RV and you will be fine. Its abuse and belligerence that ruins it for everyone.
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We have the same rule at California lakes and waterways. It comes from those who blatantly abuse alcohol at the sites. In summer you can almost walk across the river with all the rafts. There used to be huge ice chests full of beer and even kegs floating behind the rafts. Being drunk in the water caused many deaths. Keep it in control and in the RV and you will be fine. Its abuse and belligerence that ruins it for everyone.
oh yeah, float down the american river in a large truck tire inner tube with a 6 pack tied off the side. this was all many moons ago..
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Ohio just lifted that seldom enforced law. As long as you didn’t cause an issue there was nothing said. Only 1 time did I ever see a ranger talk to anyone about having alcohol. Poor guy was minding his own business another camper noticed his beer and called the ranger. When the ranger showed up he asked all of us camping near if the guy was causing any trouble, when nobody had any complaints (except Dolly-do-gooder) the ranger simply asked him to do a better job concealing his beverage. Now I’m sure if he would have been causing an issue there would have been a different outcome, after all back then alcohol was prohibited
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Same in Florida. It's prominently signed, but I've never SEEN it enforced. I presume it's there to have an 'easy' way to get rid of the drunken rowdies.
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We use coffee travel mugs when required. Lets just say we generally have a lot of coffee drinkers.
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Texas Federal parks have the restriction as well.
We have not seen it strictly enforced. Keep it out of sight, and keep your campsite quiet, no problem.
However, if your group is outside and loud, it will be enforced.

My comments are from observation, not personal experience. My husband and I do not use alcoholic beverages.
Texas state parks have a rule against public consumption of alcohol, not an outright ban. I'm not sure what you're referring to when you say Texas Federal Parks.
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Obey the law, then you no longer need concern yourself with it.
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