Whenever you are looking for a place to park your new camper or new RV from your Nichols, NY RV dealer, many people consider the ideal locale to be next to or near a body of water. After all it is calming, stress free and a sweet escape. Whether it’s a lake, river or ocean, there are certain guidelines we should follow as campers in order to help keep our waters safe and clean.
Stay Out of Closed/Blocked-Off Campsites
If a campsite location that you would like to camp at is blocked off, respect these closures. If you come across a fence, log or boulder restricting access to an area leave it alone. These have been placed there for a reason, to protect the habitat. If you have any questions regarding a closure, contact the local ranger station.
Stay at least 200 Feet from the water bank
For your safety and to protect the waters, please stay at least 200 feet away from the water’s edge. Parking or camping too close to the water can cause changes in the habitat by impacting soil and vegetation. Also the soil can be unstable and cause your vehicle to sink or get stuck. Be respectful of water areas and use common sense when traveling near them. In order to keep coming back, we need to take care of our environment.
Fires can be safe
Fires while camping don’t have to be a problem. With proper use a fire can be a fun and relaxing way to keep warm or cook. Remember to check local fire restrictions prior to starting your fire. When it comes time to leave the campsite make sure to properly extinguish the fire to avoid accidental wildfires. If you are not familiar with how to maintain or extinguish a campfire consult a professional and avoid starting one until you have done so.