Camp Rules


Rules for Camping Etiquette and Enjoyment

Welcome to Relaxing Rivers CampgroundWe hope your stay with us will be relaxing and enjoyable. We’ve prepared this document to clarify our position on behaviors that will assure you have the best camping experience. Everything here is basic common sense. This is NOT meant to limit your camping experience but to make everyone aware of the do’s and don’ts of camping etiquette and to assure safety to all concerned.

The undersigned (all being called “Camper” or “Visitor”) agrees that the following Rules and Regulations shall govern the Camper and Visitor’s occupancy of a camping site in  Relaxing Rivers Campground (the “Campground”) whether the occupancy shall be on a Transient or Seasonal basis. It is agreed that any breach by the Camper or the camper’s guest of these Rules and Regulations shall constitute grounds for immediate action or eviction from the Campground with no refund of fees. These rules may be amended from time to time in any reasonable fashion and such amendments shall become effective three (3) days after notice of change. It is the registered Camper’s responsibility to review these Rules and Regulations and share them with everyone on their site.

By accepting and paying for a site reservation, all Campers agree to abide by all rules and regulations as printed and thoroughly outlined as followsCopies are available on our Web site or at the Office.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES – Please consume alcohol in moderation. Drunkenness, impaired or under the influence, loud or disorderly behavior will not be tolerated. No one under 21 years of age will be allowed to possess or consume alcohol in the campground.

APPEARANCE – The overall, neat appearance and natural serene beauty is what all campers enjoy most, so please do your part in maintaining your site in this manner. To help in keeping a neat and clean appearance, please refrain from bringing in non-camping items. One gas grill is allowed. It must come equipped with a grease catcher attached to it. Management has sole discretion on “appearance”.

BICYCLES – All bicycles and non-motorized wheeled modes of transportation must be back at your site by dusk. Please have your children adhere to proper bike Safety regulations. Ohio law requires that all children under the age of 16 years must wear safety equipment to include a helmet. Please take all actions necessary to minimize the potential for injury and make your camping experience as safe as possible.

BOATS / TRAILERS – Boats / Trailers are not allowed on campsites unless approved by Management. Please make other parking arrangements.

CAMPERS / PARENTS – Campers / Parents are responsible for the safety and behavior of their children, friends of their children and their guests at all times. Children under 18 cannot be left to occupy the campsite overnight without adult supervision.

CAMPFIRES – All fires are to be contained within the fire ring or pit. We reserve the right to monitor and control the size of all campfires. Fire rings or pits are not to be moved without prior approval from the management. No fires shall be left unattended and must be extinguished before retiring or leaving the site. Dumping of charcoal or ashes is strictly prohibited. Safety First

CAR ALARMS / LOCKS – Repeated operation of car / truck alarms or door locks shall be grounds to require disconnection of the alarm or removal of the vehicle from the Campground .

CHECK IN – Check-in time, for all campers, is no earlier than 1:00 p.m. Check-in before the scheduled time may require the payment of an additional fee.

CHECK OUT – Check out time, for all campers, is no later than 11:00 a.m. Sites must be vacant and clean or a site cleaning fee may apply.

Cleaning of sites, broken glass or remains of burnt debris in the fire pit will result in a clean-up fee assessed to the camper.

Check out time for all day visitors is 9 p.m. Checkout later than the scheduled time may require the payment of an additional fee.

CIGARETTES / TOBACCO – Please do not throw or deposit cigarette or cigar butts on the grounds. The discarding of cigarette butts can be done in a neat & safe manner either by burning them or putting them in the proper receptacle containers. Cigarette / cigar butts left on the ground are not healthy for children or animals. No chewing tobacco or snuff shall be used if such use involves spitting on the ground. Please NO smoking in the PlayGround area, picnic area or gatherings where children are present.

INDEMNITY – The use of any equipment or facilities of the campground by any person is at that person’s risk and the registered Camper agrees to indemnify and hold the campground owners harmless from any loss, cost, or damage incurred by it as a result of the activities of the registered Camper, his family members, invitees and guests.

FIREARMS / DRUGS – The use, display and possession of firearms, air arms, paintball guns, fireworks, explosives, weapons and illegal drugs or substances is strictly prohibited. Violation of this rule will result in immediate eviction and removal of your personal effects and we will notify the authorities. The tossing, throwing, etc. of rocks, stones or other objects is prohibited.

FIREWOOD – No cutting of firewood is permitted in the campground. All firewood brought into the campground must be removed before checkout. Firewood, kindling and paper must be stored a minimum of 10’ from the campfire ring. Only two week’s worth (½ cord) of firewood will be stored at any given time. Out of State firewood is strictly prohibited unless kiln dried. Campers are liable for loss or damage due to insects imported in firewood.

GOLF CARTS – Golf carts are allowed with prior approval from Owners. A Golf Cart Fee / Permit may apply. Must have proof of insurance on file. Licensed operators only.

GRAY / BLACK WATER – State law prohibits the discharge of gray water or black water (sewer) on the ground or stored in containers. The Camper agrees that they shall not cause or allow black water or gray water to be emptied on the ground.

METERS – All sites have electric meters. Refrigerators, electric heaters, air conditioners, party lights, etc all use electricity. We suggest using these high-energy consumption units to a minimum. The policy is as follow:

Seasonal sites and monthly renters will be charged a monthly fee according to usage multiplied by the going rate that is published at the Office. All accounts shall be paid in full within 14 days. A late fee of $10.00 per month will be added to the total amount due for as long as the invoice is outstanding.

Campers registered for two weeks or more will have meters read on check in and check out. Usage will be multiplied by the going rate published at the Office and will be charged to the camper at checkout.

MOTORCYCLES – Motorcycles, motorbikes, motor scooters or any sound producing registered vehicles used for transportation shall be used only to enter and leave the campground. Only persons with a valid driver’s license are allowed to operate any motorized vehicles including golf carts.

PARTIES – We encourage family gatherings although; they must be maintained at a level that is not disturbing to the neighboring sites. A gathering of 8 people or more must register at the office to discuss your plans. The picnic area is available to those who reserve the dates. Assistance with the facilities, food or planning activities can be discussed at the Office.

PAYMENTS – Payments are to be paid in advance. Refunds subject to $10 cancellation fee. Notice deadlines: 48 hours for site rentals, 7 days for Cabin, Rental Units or any site holiday stays. Balance is due on arrival. For seasonal campers, all fees are due and payable per terms of Rental Agreement. Late payments WILL BE IMPOSED per agreement. We depend on your payment to make our payment. PERSONAL PROPERTY – All personal property brought into the campground is at the Registered Camper’s risk and campground management shall bear no responsibility for the damage, loss or theft of such property. All campers assume the responsibility of maintaining proper insurance on their camper & personal property. We are not responsible for any damage to any camper or personal property for any reason including an act of God (i.e. wind, lightning, hail, fallen branches, trees, embers that drift onto property, etc.) accident, fire or vandalism.

PETS – Pets are welcome but are required to be leashed at all times. Maximum two (2) pets per site. All pets must be registered and have copies of the current Rabies Certificate on file at the Office. All pet litter must be picked up immediately. Campers who do not pick up after their pets will be asked to leave – with NO refunds. No exceptions. No pets are allowed in the playground area, picnic area, or to roam around freely at ANY time. Pets are not to be left unattended anytime. Barking or growling dogs will not be tolerated. On complaint of noise, one warning will be issued. In the event such barking or roaming or any other infraction continues, the Registered Camper shall either remove the pet from the campground or shall leave the campground immediately. Animals demonstrating aggressive behavior to persons or other pets will not be given a warning. Owners will remove the animal from the campground immediately. If not so removed, the registered camper shall leave the campground with no refund of payment for site rental. We want everyone to enjoy his or her camping experience, pet owners and non-pet owners alike. Visitors / guests may not bring pets to the campground.

QUIET HOURS – Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. The quality of rest and relaxation is important to all campers so please refrain from loud noises and disturbances during this period. The volume level for all stereos, radios, TV, instruments or other noise-making devices must be at a minimum during this time. Gauge: If you can hear it from outside your camper, it’s too loud! Please lower voices after 10 PM During Quiet Hours, remember, your voice carries. Any conversations, joke telling, story telling, laughter etc. shall be kept to a low volume to not bother other campers. BUG LIGHTS – BUG ZAPPERS – Electric bug lights / bug zappers must be turned off during quiet hours.

RESTROOMS – To avoid accidents or injury, it is requested that an adult accompany children under 8 years of age to restrooms.

SALE OF TRAILERS – Management must be notified before displaying any signs or advertisement for the sale of a trailer. We will help you by displaying the information, picture and site number you provide us. Prospective buyers must be informed that the sale of the trailer is separate from the site. Management determines the future use of the site and new rate. Sites cannot be subleased.

SEASON – The summer camping season officially begins May 1st and ends November 1st. We invite all seasonal campers to “clean-up” their sites the last weekend in April. The transient camping season begins May 1st to closing. Anyone on the grounds at any other time is TRESPASSING. Never is anyone allowed to stay in their campers out of season without making arrangements with Management. If snow removal from the roof is an issue, call to make us aware of when you plan to be there.

SEASONAL CAMPERS – A seasonal camper is a camper who has paid for the use of the campsite for the entire season. Seasonal campers agree with all the Rules and Regulations set forth herein. Seasonal campers also agree with these additional rules as follow:

CAMPER WASH – You may wash your camper once in the spring and once in the fall before closing up for the season. A pressure washer is available for rent at the office.

DECKS / PLATFORMS – Owners reserve the right to inspect and approve deck design & quality for safety purposes. Decks shall be built in sections and not exceed more than 10 feet from the face of the camper and 20 feet in length. Decks more than 12 inches off the ground must have railings, steps and handrails. Tent platforms only are allowed provided they do not exceed 12 feet by 12 feet square. All platforms and decks require management approval. All construction must be completed by May 25th. . Any construction after May 25th must be approved and scheduled with campground owners.

ELECTRICITY – All sites have electric meters. Refrigerators, electric heaters, air conditioners, party lights, etc all use electricity. Note: Your transformer uses power 24/7. We suggest using these high-energy consumption units to a minimum. The policy is as follows: Seasonal and Monthly Campers will be charged a monthly fee according to usage multiplied by the going rate (at our costs) that is published at the Office. All accounts shall be paid in full by the 15th of each month. A late fee of $10.00 per month will be assessed to those accounts not paid in full by the 15th. 

KEYS – Drop off a spare set of camper keys at the office. We will keep your spare camper keys in a lock box. Beats driving back home!

LANDSCAPING – All landscaping (trees, flowers, shrubs, stone, pavers, fencing, etc.) remains the property of the Campground. We may, at our discretion, provide you a credit for work you’ve done to your site. Please see management.

PARTY LIGHTS – Party lights shall be limited to 3 sets of 7 lights.

PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX – Seasonal Campers are responsible to the County of Coshocton for Personal Property Tax assessed by the Town for campers, sheds and decks.

SHEDS – Management must approve Storage Sheds before set-up / installation. Rubbermaid sheds or the like with a maximum overall size of 49 sf. (7’ x 7’). No wooden sheds / carports. Sheds must be portable when emptied and broken down.

SNOW REMOVAL – Your camper is a major investment. We encourage you to check your camper from time to time throughout the winter. Wet, heavy snow on the roof can cause damage. Please call to make us aware of when you plan to be there. Roof shoveling causes more damage to your camper than anything else you do. There are ways to give you peace of mind and not have to worry about weight on your roof. Please inquire at the Office to discuss and plan for next winter.

WINTERIZING – It is important to make sure you: leave a winter phone number in the window ON YOUR CAMPER for us to contact you throughout the winter months in case of issues. We have your info in the Office – personnel walking the grounds in the winter don’t.

SPRING CLEANUP – spring cleanup must be done between April 24th and May 1st. Place bagged leaves in the dumpster near the garage building.

TREES / FLOWERS – We encourage campers to beautify their sites by planting flowers, plants, shrubs or trees. The cutting or pruning of any tree is forbidden. Nails are prohibited from nailing in trees. Please use rope or bungee cords. Don’t kill our trees. SPEED LIMITA maximum speed of 5 miles per hour throughout the campground will be tolerated, including all vehicles, golf carts, bicycles, motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, or any other wheeled method of transportation. Safety is our #1 concern.

RIVER BOATING / FLOATING / SWIMMING – All boating, floating, and swimming is at your own risk. You must provide your own life jackets. Please do not float or swim during thunderstorms. No children under 16 years old shall be allowed in the river unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Again, Safety is our #1 concern.

NO nude swimming by anyone at any age.

TIKI TORCHES – For safety purposes, no bamboo tiki torches permitted unless properly installed and approved by Management. Must be securely installed and prohibited from falling. Citronella lanterns are not permitted without prior approval from Management. Limit of 3 open flame candles operating at any given time. Again, it’s a safety issue.

TRASH – Place all bagged trash in the dumpster located by the large garage at the front of the property. Household trash only. Please take recyclables to the recycling dumpsters located at the River View Community Park.  Please RECYCLE and join us in being responsible stewards of our environment.

TREES – Please do not cut, trim, strip, nail or damage trees or vegetation in any way. All landscaping (trees, flowers, shrubs, stone, fencing, etc.) remains the property of the Campground. We may, at our discretion, provide you a credit for work you’ve done to your site. Please see management.

VEHICLE – Registered vehicles only. Limit two vehicles allowed per campsite. Vehicles shall not be used to drive around the campground to view the property or visit other campsites. Washing of motor homes or other vehicles is allowed with permission. No changing of fluid such as oil, gas or antifreeze shall be allowed. No repairs shall be made to vehicles except emergency repairs. Do not park on other campsites without asking for availability.

VISITORS / GUESTS – Any person or persons who are not named on the initial registration form as a “Registered Camper”, and who has entered the campground is considered a visitor. Registered Campers who have visitors that are not registered will be charged the visitor’s fee for their guest according to the scheduled rates. Failure to register Visitors and / or Guests will result in a $10.00 penalty fee in addition to the regular fee. There will be no more than 6 people registered to one site at any given time, either on a transient basis or seasonal basis. All day visitors must check out and leave the campground by 10 p.m. unless registered as an overnight guest and have paid the applicable fee. Overnight visitors may check in after 1 p.m. and must check out at the office and leave the campground by 11:00 a.m. or an additional fee may be Applied.

 State Law requires us to know who is in the campground and on premises at all times.

Disclaimer: Shingleton Real Estate, LLC. d.b.a.- Relaxing Rivers Campground, the Owners or Management assume NO responsibility for the use of the grounds or facilities. Use is entirely at the user’s risk. Users also assume full responsibility for injury or illness occurring to them or to family members or guest. Shingleton Real Estate, LLC. d.b.a.- Relaxing Rivers Campground, the Owners or Management assume NO responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged property while on the grounds or facilities. Management reserves the right to evict any and all violators of these Rules and Regulations without refunds and to remove persons or animals which are considered detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of Management or others using the campground or facilities.”

By accepting and paying for a site reservation, all Campers agree to abide by all Rules and Regulations as printed

and thoroughly outlined in the “Complete Rules and Regulations” as updated.

Copies are available on our Website or on request at the Office.

Updated: 6/3/21