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Katiekat
Does anyone know of a website or published material that tells where there are adult parks in New England/New York? We are a couple in our 40s - no kids, obviously - and looking for quiet parks that don't appeal to families! Anyone know of where we can start?

Thanks!
Beastdriver
I don't mind kids in RV Parks. I can always shut the door or walk away from them. What really gets my dander up is yelling, screaming, boisterous kids in restaurants. There you are, trying to enjoy your meal, when somebody comes in with small unruly kids and sits right next to you. It ruins your meal everytime. And before somebody jumps all over me about not liking kids, I love kids. But there is a time and place, and in an upscale restaurant is not it. Take 'em to McDonalds.
Katiekat
I should have said in my question that I indeed do like kids - Hey - I teach elementary school after all, lol - but I don't want yelling and screaming kids interfering with my peace and quiet vacation. That's all......Just like I don't want a bunch of partiers staying up all night - I am guessing none of us would like that.....but I did wonder if there might be a specific place I could find out information about adult only sites. I have found a few, but mostly by accident..........Thanks!
rodman
QUOTE(Beastdriver @ Aug 21 2007, 07:00 AM) *

I don't mind kids in RV Parks. I can always shut the door or walk away from them. What really gets my dander up is yelling, screaming, boisterous kids in restaurants. There you are, trying to enjoy your meal, when somebody comes in with small unruly kids and sits right next to you. It ruins your meal everytime. And before somebody jumps all over me about not liking kids, I love kids. But there is a time and place, and in an upscale restaurant is not it. Take 'em to McDonalds.



I sure hope someday I have the pleasure of meeting you, who knows maybe in an upscale resturant with my granddaughter. I am a new grandfather and you know what I believe parents have the right to take their kids anywhere they want. I agree that it can be anoying but I'm sure you as well as I can do some things that are pretty anoying as well. Kids are a fact of life and if I want to go to an upscale resturant with my granddaughter I sure as you know what will.

Again just my opinion,
Beastdriver
I, too, am about to become a grandfather. But, unlike you, I hope I have the courtesy and good sense not to ruin other people's evening with an uncaring and cavalier attitude. I am sure you love your grandchild but, unfortunately, you do not appear to be able to couple that with respect for others.
wpr
This is not really on topic, but I always get a chuckle out of the designation "adult park". I wonder if it is like an adult movie?

When we brought our kids to Florida once, (long time ago, they are in their 30's now) we stayed at a campground that catered mostly to older snowbirds and had lots of rules concerning kids in the park. Our daughter suggested they needed another one: Children under 55 years old - no breathing without adult supervision!
rodman
QUOTE(Beastdriver @ Aug 21 2007, 05:05 PM) *

I, too, am about to become a grandfather. But, unlike you, I hope I have the courtesy and good sense not to ruin other people's evening with an uncaring and cavalier attitude. I am sure you love your grandchild but, unfortunately, you do not appear to be able to couple that with respect for others.



I have respect for others, but I'm also not so arrogant that I believe when I'm eating in a fine restaurant everyone should be quiet just for me. I would love to see you the first time you are in a place whether it be a nice place or not when your grandchild acts up and believe me they will, sing to me then. BTW, this is not what KatieKat was asking. Also, congradulations, there's nothing like it.
John Blue
Katiekat,

Now back on track. I have looked at a number of the places you ask about in new reviews over the past month. I remember a number were up in northern states. As far as a list did you check Google and see if any web sites has this information? If not them start looking at reviews from Maine south on this board. If you find a park they may know of other places. One place was on the coast and I think it was in Maine. One was also on one of the great lakes. Each park said no one under 18. I will see if I find web sites again. tongue.gif
rodman
KatieKat, John Blue is right, I have googled dog friendly parks and gotten so many back. That will probably do the same for you. Allot of the resort types are pretty adult friendly as well.

As always just my opinion,
Beastdriver
Rodman:

You say that you believe parents have a right to take their small children anywhere they like. Does that include movie theaters, funerals, weddings, and other similar places, in addition to upscale restaurants? Your definition of arrogant and mine differ. My definition is people who say I'm going to take my screaming child whereever I please, to hell with anyone else. We do agree on one thing: Being a grandparent is a wonderful thing!
Butch
Has anyone given any thought as to "why" Katiekat asked this inquiry ? The remarks written here, from some, answers that question very nicely. Good luck Katiekat, and welcome to the forum.
RLM
Butch> If you hadn't made the comment I was going to. It was a simple request for information not requiring a judgement as a response.

Katiekat> Generally, I would try to avoid the campgrounds with the pools and playground equipment. Resorts where sites are owner purchased then rented when the owner isn't there typically have an older crowd. I also like state and corp of engineer parks. The are usually far enough off the beaten path that you will have some "peace and quiet"; especially during the week days.

Good luck and also welcome to the forum.
BBear
QUOTE(wprigge @ Aug 21 2007, 08:06 PM) *

This is not really on topic, but I always get a chuckle out of the designation "adult park". I wonder if it is like an adult movie?

When we brought our kids to Florida once, (long time ago, they are in their 30's now) we stayed at a campground that catered mostly to older snowbirds and had lots of rules concerning kids in the park. Our daughter suggested they needed another one: Children under 55 years old - no breathing without adult supervision!


A number of years ago, we were on our way to DisneyWorld and having never been there we gave ourselves plenty of time to get there, so much so we were a whole day early before we could check into Fort Wilderness.

So. being tired we drove around until we found the first campground we came across and I went in the office and asked if they had one night available and the first thing the clerk asked me was how old I was...I told her I was almost 25 and she said she'd have to see an ID, so I showed it to her and she said okay and then asked how many were in our party and I said there are three others all over the age of 21 she asked and I said yes.

I really had no idea why she was asking such, but I kept filling out the info and finally got done and she gave us the info and directions to our site and then she said, "Even though we are a clothing optional park, we'd ask that while in the store and restaurant you have clothing on."

I stared at her with my eyes so wide open she must have gotten the idea I was stunned and she said, "Well, you do know this is a clothing optional park don't you and I said no and she started laughing and said there's a campground down the road about a mile that we'd be better "suited" for, LOL....I will never forget that, toooo funny! smile.gif
Butch
Uh ha, can only imagine your shock at the news. And how do you spell "bear, or is it bare" ? I'll bet it was toooo funny as your other members of your party were enlighten to the facts. Great humor, thanks for sharing.
rodman
QUOTE(RLM @ Aug 22 2007, 09:53 AM) *

Butch> If you hadn't made the comment I was going to. It was a simple request for information not requiring a judgement as a response.

Katiekat> Generally, I would try to avoid the campgrounds with the pools and playground equipment. Resorts where sites are owner purchased then rented when the owner isn't there typically have an older crowd. I also like state and corp of engineer parks. The are usually far enough off the beaten path that you will have some "peace and quiet"; especially during the week days.

Good luck and also welcome to the forum.



You are completely right, my apologies, some things just really frost me.
gwbischoff
"This is not really on topic, but I always get a chuckle out of the designation "adult park". I wonder if it is like an adult movie? "


When I saw the thread I was like "woo-HOO!" Let's see the reviews on *those* parks"...
John Blue
Katiekat,

OK, I checked under Google "Adult RV Campgrounds" and see the list runs on for pages with adult RV parks. You will find them all over the USA so it should not be a problem to pick out ones you would like to travel to. Good luck! tongue.gif
Katiekat
Thanks, everyone, for your great responses - I really appreciate it, and thanks for the welcome greetings too! I'm glad to be a new member.......hoping to buy a new popup soon.
cathycamping
I'd be careful of "adult park". My husband and I ran into one, that really was "adult" with themes. Needless to say we didn't stay there. I guess the high fence all around the grounds should have tipped us off. We thought it was because it was way up north and was meant to keep the animals (deer, bear, etc.) out of the grounds and garbage.

Live and Learn -- lol
Scottish Terrier
Many "Adult Parks" offer their sites to only those 55 or older. Be careful of this while researching this type of campground. Good Luck! tongue.gif
Junyah
QUOTE(RLM @ Aug 22 2007, 12:53 PM) *

Butch> If you hadn't made the comment I was going to. It was a simple request for information not requiring a judgement as a response.

Katiekat> Generally, I would try to avoid the campgrounds with the pools and playground equipment. Resorts where sites are owner purchased then rented when the owner isn't there typically have an older crowd. I also like state and corp of engineer parks. The are usually far enough off the beaten path that you will have some "peace and quiet"; especially during the week days.

Good luck and also welcome to the forum.



ohmy.gif We have camped all of our lives, but just recently purchased a trailer for the first time. The wife and I were discussing going away for a long weekend for our 23rd anniverssary and we decided to see if we could find a place more suited to adults. So of course I type into google, "Adult campgrounds" and what I got was a list of clothing otipnal and Gay and Lesbian friendly campgrounds. Through some friends who got a good chuckle, we were advised to try state parks and such which typically have no planned activties, pools etc that attract families with children. For the record we have children, they do camp with us. They are wll mannered, but they are kids.
Sunflyer
You can also consider traveling during the school week when you can use most any rv park. Avoid weekends in any park that has a pool or playground. Avoid holiday weekends in any state or national park.

The only problem that can occur when depending on the definition of "adult" park is that often they are retirement parks and the folks in them are much, much older than your "40ish" age. They consider you the nuisance because you are too young.

Travel when school is in session and you'll have lots more options and the quiet you seek.
Katiekat
Travel when school is in session and you'll have lots more options and the quiet you seek.

See, I can't travel during the school week - I am a teacher! Ugh! I guess what I seek is quiet parks - older folks are just fine in my book, lol....I'm not there for the socializing aspect, but for the relaxation part of it. Thanks, everyone, for all your great ideas!
k4a
QUOTE(rodman @ Aug 21 2007, 07:22 PM) *

I have respect for others, but I'm also not so arrogant that I believe when I'm eating in a fine restaurant everyone should be quiet just for me. I would love to see you the first time you are in a place whether it be a nice place or not when your grandchild acts up and believe me they will, sing to me then. BTW, this is not what KatieKat was asking. Also, congradulations, there's nothing like it.


rodman,
Actually it doesn't sound like you have respect for others. If you did you wouldn't be so arrogant to think you and your grandchild can go where ever you want without regard to everyone else. If you and your grandchild can behave in public then please enjoy all that life has to offer. If you can’t behave appropriate to your surroundings then please do us all a favor and stick with Chuck E. Cheese until you’re both up to speed on social etiquette.

I can think of nothing worse then finding you and your grandchild at the table next to me while I try to enjoy a nice evening out. You’re the reason people avoid “Kids Eat Free” night at the Sizzler. rolleyes.gif

K4A
Beastdriver
k4a:

Will you marry me? I think I've found a soulmate.
Cheryl Fuller
Won't Mrs. Beastdriver have something to say about that???
Beastdriver
Cheryl:

Welcome back. Where have you been? I was getting concerned. Regarding my marriage proposal, I would do almost anything to avoid screaming kids at the table next to me at a fine restaurant.
Cheryl Fuller
I completely agree - I love kids - I am a mother and a grandmother, but it irritates the crap out of me to go out for a nice quiet dinner and have unruly children seated near us. And usually, the parents are acting totally oblivious to their behaviour. When my kids were young, they were taught to sit at the table, not run all over the place and disturb others, and we require the same from my grandson when he goes out to eat with us. We were recently in a restaurant where some children were running and bumping into people, then one of them was standing on the seat and jumping up and down. I saw the manager watching them and was hoping he would say something to the family, but he never did. Now, when we go out, if they take us to a table that has children nearby, we generally ask for another table. Guess that makes us sound like old grouches, but we want to be able to relax and enjoy our conversation.
Texasrvers
Sorry this isn't on topic, but I just wanted to say "Hi" to Cheryl. I, too, have been wondering where you were. We have needed you to keep these "big bad boys" in line. laugh.gif Glad you're back.
rodman
QUOTE(k4a @ Sep 1 2007, 03:24 PM) *

QUOTE(rodman @ Aug 21 2007, 07:22 PM) *

I have respect for others, but I'm also not so arrogant that I believe when I'm eating in a fine restaurant everyone should be quiet just for me. I would love to see you the first time you are in a place whether it be a nice place or not when your grandchild acts up and believe me they will, sing to me then. BTW, this is not what KatieKat was asking. Also, congradulations, there's nothing like it.


rodman,
Actually it doesn't sound like you have respect for others. If you did you wouldn't be so arrogant to think you and your grandchild can go where ever you want without regard to everyone else. If you and your grandchild can behave in public then please enjoy all that life has to offer. If you can’t behave appropriate to your surroundings then please do us all a favor and stick with Chuck E. Cheese until you’re both up to speed on social etiquette.

I can think of nothing worse then finding you and your grandchild at the table next to me while I try to enjoy a nice evening out. You’re the reason people avoid “Kids Eat Free” night at the Sizzler. rolleyes.gif




K4A
rodman
OK, back off topic again. It's really sad that when you disagree with someone it turns into a personal attack. I went back and reread what I wrote just in case I missed something. I did say I agree with the the point of misbehaving children in restaurants. The arrogance I refered to was being told where I can and cannot take my granddaughter. I don't think any less of him, just don't agree. I am glad to see there are people on this website with class that just post a difference of opinion, thank you Cheryl, and don't make it a personal thing. BTW I believe my granddaughter is much more well mannered than either one of you 2.

As always just my opinion,
k4a
QUOTE(rodman @ Sep 5 2007, 01:33 PM) *

...The arrogance I referred to was being told where I can and cannot take my granddaughter...

Well then maybe I'm the arrogant one. I still say a child should be expected to behave appropriate to their surroundings. Don’t take a child to a nice restaurant if they can’t or won’t behave. In return you can expect the same from adults when they’re around children in a “kid friendly” restaurant. It’s just a matter of respect.

QUOTE(rodman @ Sep 5 2007, 01:33 PM) *

... I am glad to see there are people on this website with class that just post a difference of opinion…

Thank you rodman. I appreciate the compliment.

QUOTE(rodman @ Sep 5 2007, 01:33 PM) *

... BTW I believe my granddaughter is much more well mannered than either one of us.…

I agree she probably is, but what about having class and just posting a difference of opinion? Never mind, let’s get back to the topic at hand and discuss “adult RV parks”. Places we can go and not have to find if your granddaughter is better mannered than both of us. tongue.gif
rodman
QUOTE(k4a @ Sep 5 2007, 09:29 PM) *

QUOTE(rodman @ Sep 5 2007, 01:33 PM) *

...The arrogance I referred to was being told where I can and cannot take my granddaughter...

Well then maybe I'm the arrogant one. I still say a child should be expected to behave appropriate to their surroundings. Don’t take a child to a nice restaurant if they can’t or won’t behave. In return you can expect the same from adults when they’re around children in a “kid friendly” restaurant. It’s just a matter of respect.

QUOTE(rodman @ Sep 5 2007, 01:33 PM) *

... I am glad to see there are people on this website with class that just post a difference of opinion…

Thank you rodman. I appreciate the compliment.

QUOTE(rodman @ Sep 5 2007, 01:33 PM) *

... BTW I believe my granddaughter is much more well mannered than either one of us.…

I agree she probably is, but what about having class and just posting a difference of opinion? Never mind, let’s get back to the topic at hand and discuss “adult RV parks”. Places we can go and not have to find if your granddaughter is better mannered than both of us. tongue.gif


Now that is much better, that I completly agree with you on all points.

Just my opinion,
Danny B
Hi everyone,
I am new to this website and was just wondering if they have "Opinionated Grandparent Free" RV Parks? blink.gif (Only Kidding so please don't flame me!!)
julievojo
Sometimes I camp with my grandson and sometimes I don't. I do expect him to behave anytime that I have him in any public place. I understand that sometimes small kids can have a "meltdown" in public that can't be controlled, however, if that occures I always remove him from the scene. I don't want to inflict screaming 2 year old tantrums on anyone.

At times when we camp without him, we frequently ask for an adults section of the campground. When I'm on vacation, I want my peace and quiet.

All parents (and grandparents) need to do is be aware of how their and their children's behavior is affecting the people around them and use consideration. This in turn will teach the children a valuable lesson about how to treat others.
sharpgenie
If you find a nice clean park with no playground or pool, generally no kids. There is a park in Hermon Maine (just out of Bangor) like that. They do not restrict children but precious few stay there because there is nothing to do. The campground id immaculate, Wi-fi at $1 and is very good. Check the reviews here for Pumpkin Patch cg listed under both Hermon & Bangor Maine.

As far as kids in restaurants, again it is the parenting issue. There is no need for them to wander around. When one of my grandchildren started to get out of hand, they were taken outside. As they got older they were still taken out but for what our daughter called an "attitude adjustment". Not spanking though. It always worked.
swflagirl
QUOTE(rodman @ Aug 21 2007, 06:06 PM) *

I sure hope someday I have the pleasure of meeting you, who knows maybe in an upscale resturant with my granddaughter. I am a new grandfather and you know what I believe parents have the right to take their kids anywhere they want. I agree that it can be anoying but I'm sure you as well as I can do some things that are pretty anoying as well. Kids are a fact of life and if I want to go to an upscale resturant with my granddaughter I sure as you know what will.

Again just my opinion,

i am a new grandma (young),kids in resturants don't bother me it's old people blowing there noses at the table ,give me a grandchild crying any day the a gift from god!!!
standoris
Sorry, but I had to add my two cents regarding grandkids.
Both my husband and my self have previous marriages. My sons were the first to have children and of course, the grandchildren are typical children...cying when tired, loud at times, whiney some times when things don't go their way. At first I felt uncomfortable when they were toddlers would act up, I didn't want my husband to think they were BRATS even though I knew they were just regular kids.
My husband said it never bothered him when the kids were naughty but I still wondered.
I told him to wait until //// or ///// had children and they'd be the same.
Well, sure enough the next year ///// ------had a son and I since then he's demonstrated on numerous occasions that he can be just a naughty as most kids can be from time to time.
Toddlers are not easy to reason with !!! We never took them to "fancy" restaurants because were in our opinion too young to really appreciate it. No matter where they're taken by us or their parents, if they act up, they're taken outside. Sometimes that worked and sometimes we just left with doggie bags in hand. Why make the experience miserable not only for other patrons, but also for us and the child!!!!

There I feel better now wink.gif
Doris
DXSMac
Thank you Standoris! That is considerate!

I once had to put up with a kid behind me kicking my seat during an entire plane flight. The flight attendant wouldn't do anything, the mother with the kid just said, "it's a kid, ignore him." Just because it's a kid means *I* have to put up with my seat getting kicked? I think it was more of her excuse to be a bad mother.

JJ
Florida Native
Several weeks ago we spent 4 nights at a wonderful park (Katherine Hanna Park) on the beach in Jacksonville, FL. We got a site close to the bathhouse and it had a concrete ramp. Kids were skate boarding on it constantly and slamming their boards down on the concrete making a heck of a racket. They even did this during the rain. We were mostly gone during the day, but the kids obviously didn’t know and or care about the noise and neither did their parents. They were bothering at least 6 or 8 sites. I have seen kids and their parents not respecting others more times than I can count and we usually try to stay at parks not catering to children for this reason. I love kids, had them and was one myself, but when I camp it is my right not to be imposed upon by kids running through my site and generally taking away my good times. I blame the parents more than the kids, but I am the one losing my much anticipated time at the campground. Florida is filled with 55 plus campgrounds.
dog bone
let me start by saying i don't go along with children, grandchildren or anyone getting out of control in a restaurant, campground or anywhere.
i just want to help out the parents and grandparents a little. i do construction for a living. there is noise around me all the time i got used to it. the skate board parents, there kids probably do it all the time. their parents probably don't even hear the racket. they are used to it .i live in the woods and ride four wheelers with my kids and grand kids. when one of the other people around take their four wheeler behind my house it doesn't bother me. i'm used to it.
again i will say i don't agree that these people should be able to let they're children run around like nuts. what i'm saying is in some instances the parents/grandparents might not realize that the noise is bothering someone.
i am not telling anyone to get used to it. i'm just giving a reason for the lack of response by the adults.
by no means should anyone bring a four wheeler or skate board into a restaurant. biggrin.gif
that said can we get back on the topic of adult campgrounds. i think that was the topic anyway. unsure.gif
catman2130093
QUOTE(rodman @ Aug 21 2007, 05:06 PM) *

I sure hope someday I have the pleasure of meeting you, who knows maybe in an upscale resturant with my granddaughter. I am a new grandfather and you know what I believe parents have the right to take their kids anywhere they want. I agree that it can be anoying but I'm sure you as well as I can do some things that are pretty anoying as well. Kids are a fact of life and if I want to go to an upscale resturant with my granddaughter I sure as you know what will.

Again just my opinion,

The shame here is that the original poster asked in a polite fashion for references to adult only parks. She should not have been jumped on for asking how to enjoy HER rv experience. She said nothing to warrant a snotty reply like this.
DXSMac
I agree with your sentiment, but even the reply that was quoted is now two years old, why bring it up now?

JJ

Cheryl
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abbygolden
QUOTE(Cheryl @ Apr 4 2009, 12:12 PM) *

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I completely agree!
HoliRambler
QUOTE(Katiekat @ Aug 21 2007, 02:13 PM) *

I should have said in my question that I indeed do like kids - Hey - I teach elementary school after all, lol - but I don't want yelling and screaming kids interfering with my peace and quiet vacation. That's all......Just like I don't want a bunch of partiers staying up all night - I am guessing none of us would like that.....but I did wonder if there might be a specific place I could find out information about adult only sites. I have found a few, but mostly by accident..........Thanks!


I agree, Katiekat. My husband is a school bus driver and he deserves some peace and quiet on his camping trips. And yes, we love children.
J Miller
I applaud the efforts of the original poster to have the foresight to look for "adults only" parks. I've seen so many reviews blasting a campground, a KOA for example, because "there were kids running all over the place". Of course there were, you're basically at an outdoor Chuck E. Cheese.

IMO, there' a fine line between kids who are enjoying being kids, and kids who are just flat out obnoxious and destructive. I was at a state campground here in Michigan this past weekend, and there were kids all over the place, running, throwing water balloons, playing with cap guns, etc. I'm fine with that. It's the blatant disrespect for other people's property and space that drives me insane. Kids sitting on the bumper of my car, trying to pillage wood, things like that. And personally, I blame the parents. There are just to dang many absentee parents now days, it really bothers me. I'm the father of a 2 1/2 year old. Last summer, we camped a couple of times with him. The final time, he just couldn't handle it. Wouldn't stay in our campsite, threw a fit when we brought him back from his wandering. After 4 hours I left to go home, leaving my wife to enjoy the weekend to herself. Sure, I wanted to enjoy my weekend camping with my family, but it wasn't in the cards. To me, this is just common sense, why ruin other campers weekends with a screaming child. It's just what you sign up for when you become a parent, sometimes your little bundle of joy makes your plans for you, be it at a campground, restaurant or church pew. Unfortuately, common courtesy is a thing of the past.....
abbygolden
I haven't read all the intervening posts between the first and the last.

I stay every summer at an adult park. The one I generally stay at is in CO and it is truly 55+. On rare occasion one of the guests may have a grandchild visit for a weekend or so, but that is rare. Where I'm staying now, while not categorized as an adult park, pretty much is. Since there are no amenities that would keep kids occupied, you rarely see any after the weekend is over.

I had my kids and don't want any more (unlikely at my age biggrin.gif ) and would rather not be around kids when I'm staying somewhere in my RV. That's why I CHOOSE to stay where I do. All of us have the same right.
Wink
QUOTE(Katiekat @ Aug 21 2007, 02:13 PM) *

I should have said in my question that I indeed do like kids - Hey - I teach elementary school after all, lol - but I don't want yelling and screaming kids interfering with my peace and quiet vacation. That's all......Just like I don't want a bunch of partiers staying up all night - I am guessing none of us would like that.....but I did wonder if there might be a specific place I could find out information about adult only sites. I have found a few, but mostly by accident..........Thanks!


Hello Katinka I can see why you would like peace and quite on your off time. rolleyes.gif As for kids I don`t mind if they behave and I don`t mean not get out and play but I have been camping a few times that they think the whole camp ground is there play ground including your camping spot.Throwing balls and other things thorough your camp sight.

I do agree with the restaurant thing and miss behaving kids.If they can`t train them keep them at home till you learn how to raise your kids..I did not let mine run wild when they were growing up so it can be done.
Florida Native
Surely you don't expect a modern parent to actually discipline their child. It might hurt their self esteem.
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