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by Ken
(Lewisburg Kentucky)

Every time you turn around someone's trying to reach into your pockets and get your money when you pull up in an RV. There's not much for free anymore. But, what can you expect when people ruin it by trashing the camp sites and leaving garbage all over the place and no rules to abide by. No wonder people prefer pay campgrounds.

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Jan 20, 2015
Litterpickers at heart
by: Susan & Peter

Every campsite we've ever stayed at, whether free or not, has been cleaner when we leave than it was when we arrived. We consider it what we owe the Earth and all the creatures we share with. One time we pulled into a particularly pretty place next to a pond in a NF, only to discover it had been trashed by hunters: all kinds of stuff, including deer body parts and a tarp half in the water, which we used to round up all the trash. Made us feel we'd really done something to earn our keep.

Jan 19, 2015
Dispersed Campsites vs. Campgrounds
by: Kel and Julie Kohlhaas

First of all, we wonder where you're camping that you're running across so many trashed campsites. Tomorrow we leave Michigan for the southwest for 3 months, pulling a 20-ft travel trailer. We camp in dispersed (free) areas almost exclusively and, except for the occassional bullet casings and littered fire pits, the campsites have varied from very adequate to spectacular.

We've enjoyed years of dispersed camping in the southwest due not only to our own research but also to valuable information in Marianne's throughly researched and frequently updated guidebooks.

At the end of the day, picking some trash is a small price to pay and brings big returns for the pristine beauty and stillness of dispersed camping.

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