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2022 Woodchip Campground Rules & Regulations for Camping Etiquette and Enjoyment
Welcome to Woodchip Campground! We hope your stay with us will be relaxing and enjoyable. We have created this document to clarify our position on behaviors that will assure all our guests have the best experience. Everything here is basic common sense. This is not meant to limit your camping experience but to make everyone aware of the DOs and DON’Ts of camping etiquette and to assure safety to all.
Check-in is 2pm / Check-out is 12pm
Every vehicle must have a parking pass to be in the park. Vehicles without parking passes will be towed at the vehicle owner’s expense. No parking on empty sites. Speed limit is 5 MPH throughout park. Obey stop signs on pavement. Limit of two vehicles per site. Keep entire vehicle inside your lot (between the yellow markers). Overflow and guest parking is located next to the bathrooms, gravel and grass as well as by the exit. Traffic by the office is one way; please do not exit past the office.
There is a limit of 8 people per site – registered campers + visitors. All exceptions need to be approved by the office prior to your arrival. All visitors in the park must be registered in person so we can review our rules with them and give them a parking pass for their vehicle. Vehicles without a parking pass will be towed at the vehicle owner’s expense. The visitor fee is $5 per person. Overnight visitors are $7 per night. If visitors are found to be in the park without registering, a $10 per visitor fine will be assessed in addition to the applicable visitor fee. For insurance purposes, everyone that is on Woodchip Campground property is required to be registered.
Quiet time is 10 P.M. to 8 A.M. All visitors must leave by 10 P.M. The playground is to be cleared during quiet time. All children must be on their site during quiet time unless accompanied by an adult.
All bicycles and non-motorized wheeled modes of transportation must be back at your site by dusk. Please have children adhere to proper bicycle safety regulations. When off the site, bicycles, scooters, etc. must be parked in designated areas – look for the provided bike racks. No bicycles, scooters, etc. are allowed in any building or fenced area.
The jumping pillow is open 9 A.M. to dusk. We do close the jumping pillow while it inflates, deflates and when wet. When the gate is locked the bounce pillow is closed. Do not jump when the pillow is wet or not fully inflated. Children must be supervised while in the jumping pillow area. No shoes or objects may be brought into the bounce pillow area. Shoes can be put in the shoe bins outside of the fenced area. Keep your head up at all times – no cartwheels or flips permitted. Keep your hands and body to yourself while on the jumping pillow. Leave a little space between you and others so you do not accidentally hurt them while jumping. No running, chasing, or playing games.
All fires are to be contained within the fire pit. No fire should be left unattended and must be extinguished before retiring or leaving the site. Dumping of charcoal or ashes is prohibited; please call the office if your fire pit needs to be emptied during your stay.
The pool is open from 9 A.M. to Dusk. There is no lifeguard on duty. Children (14 and under) must always be supervised by an adult while in the pool area. An emergency phone is located in the laundry room next to the men’s room – after calling 911 please alert our office of any issues. No running, chasing or pushing in the pool area. No breath holding games or activities are allowed. Be considerate with your noise level. Be considerate with floats, rafts or other toys you bring into the pool area. They are allowed if they do not interfere with the enjoyment of others. All babies, toddlers or non-toilet trained individuals must wear swim diapers while in the pool area. We have these for sale in various sizes for $1 in our camp store if needed. No food or beverages allowed by the pool. Anything that enters the water changes the water chemistry and could result in pool closure. No glass bottles, cups or containers of any kind are allowed in the pool area. Broken glass will shut the pool area down.
Restrooms & Showers
To avoid accident or injury in these areas, an adult must accompany children 8 and under. Please help us keep the restrooms clean by toweling off if you are using the pool and then going into the bathroom. Clean bathrooms are a top priority – if you notice any issues, please report them to the office so we can address them.
Large trash dumpsters are provided for daily trash only. They are located East of the pool. Please have all trash bagged and break down all boxes. Do not throw your daily trash, diapers, dog bags or cigarette butts into bathroom or laundry room trash bins or in the bins near the playground or jumping pillow.
Gray Water and Black Water
Discharge of gray water or black water on the ground is not permitted and is grounds for removal from our campground. Any fines incurred will be the responsibility of the camper.
Coin operated washers and dryers are located at the bathhouse. The entrance is on the East side of the building next to the men’s bathroom. Change machine and laundry soap dispenser are provided. Please do not leave laundry unattended. Only use the recommended amount of detergent.
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The dump station is located East of the restrooms. Emergency honey wagon service is available for $25. Please call the office if you need this service.
Our mowing service is scheduled this season for Thursday mornings – weather dependent. Please move any property on your site from areas that will be mowed.
Firearms / Drugs / Fireworks
The use, display, and possession of firearms, air arms, paint ball guns, fireworks, explosives, weapons and illegal drugs or substances is strictly prohibited. Violation of this rule will result in immediate eviction and we will notify the authorities. The tossing, throwing, etc. of rocks, stones or other objects is prohibited.
All pets must be leashed when outside. Always clean up after your pet. You will be required to remove your pet from the park if he/she shows any aggression towards any human or animal. Your pet may not be a nuisance to others. No Pit Bulls, Rottweilers or Aggressive dogs – The safety and comfort of ALL campers – especially children – is our first responsibility. Leaving a barking dog at your campsite while you are not on the property is not tolerated. If your dog is being a noise nuisance and you cannot be quickly located in the park a fee of $25 per hour will be assessed and /or the occupant will be removed from the park immediately upon returning to the campground with No Refund.
Office & Camp Store
Please accompany younger children to the store to assist them in any purchases. Firewood $6 and Ice $4 can be purchased outside of office hours by putting cash in the mail slot on the office door. Subject to change.
Alcohol, Cigarettes, Vaping & Cannabis
Use of alcohol is permitted on your camp site only. We have a zero-tolerance policy for any alcohol or drug related issues, (including but not limited to) any kind of confrontation, excessive noise, odor, etc. *Do not throw any containers, trash, or cigarette butts on the ground. The discarding of such items can be done in the trash at your campsite or bag it and dispose of it in our dumpsters – NOT the bathroom or laundry room trash bins. No chewing Tobacco or snuff shall be used if it involves spitting on the ground. No smoking of any kind is allowed in the common areas such as pool, playground, jumping pillow, or by any building or gathering where children are present. Please be considerate when smoking on your campsite.
Site & RV Appearance and Maintenance
Camping site cannot be loaned or rented to another individual or group. Two vehicles are allowed per site. It is our express intent to keep each site looking like a campground – not a mobile home park. No permanent lattice work, screen porches must be simple canvas RV type, etc. All campers are responsible for maintaining the appearance of their site. Appliances (ex. Refrigerators and freezers) are not permitted outside the RV/camper. Wood pallets are not permitted in the campground. You may have one portable drying rack on your site, preferably kept out of sight when not in use. Any outdoor structures (decks, sheds, plants, etc.) must be approved by Woodchip Management. Campers staying onsite monthly are responsible to keep their trailer exterior clean and in good repair. The space behind each perimeter site is not part of the site. Woodchip is required to maintain a visual barrier for our neighbors. Nothing is to be stored in this area. *For stays of longer than two weeks a 10 years or newer rule applies. All RV’s outside of this must be approved annually.
Mail and Packages
We will accept mail and packages and put them inside the bench on the front porch. If they do not fit in the bench or at your request, we will keep them in the office. Please do not call about mail outside of office hours. Outgoing mail may be placed directly in the large Woodchip mailbox by the road. Include a site number when you order things to be delivered so they can be delivered directly to your site. Please do not have your mailing address changed to ours, this is a business address. Because we are business, the post office will not allow you to do a change of address when you leave. You will need to contact each entity that sends you mail and change it personally. We suggest you rent a post office box or use a mail service as it allows a much smoother transition when you leave the park.
Site and Electric Payments
*It is the camper’s responsibility to make sure their payments are made on time. Payments are to be made at least 2 days in advance if you have not authorized the office to auto withdraw your payment. *Stays of a month or more in May through September require a $100 electric deposit. Stays of a month or more in October through April require a $200 electric deposit. This deposit will be held during the camper’s stay and applied to the last electric payment with any balance being refunded to the camper at check out.
Golf carts are not permitted unless medically necessary for guest mobility. Licensed operators only.
Indemnity & Personal Property
The use of any equipment or facilities of the campground by any persons is at that person’s risk and the registered Camper agrees to indemnify and hold the campground owners harmless for any loss, cost or damage incurred as a result of the activities of the registered Camper, family members and guests. All personal property brought into the campground is at the registered Camper’s risk and the campground owners shall bear no responsibility for the damage, loss or theft of such property. All campers assume the responsibility of maintaining proper insurance on their RV and personal property. The campground is not responsible for any damage to the RV or personal property for any reason including an act of God (i.e. wind, lighting, hail, fallen branches, trees, embers that drift onto property, etc.) accident, fire or vandalism.
We thank you for agreeing to abide by all the above rules and regulations. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave (without a refund) for inappropriate behavior: excessive noise, disrespect of property, failure to follow above policies, etc. If you have a problem or concern, please bring it to us so we can assist you.
Clayton & Michelle Bretschneider – Owners & Operators
Woodchip Campground 616.878.9050 [email protected]