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julievojo
We would like to find a chain of parks that are for adults only or have adult only sections. Not that we want to be getting naked and paryting or anything like that, it's just that after years of camping with kids, we would love to enjoy some quiet time now that our own kids are grown. Does anyone know of any parks that have separate areas for campers wanting to enjoy peace and quiet?
mittshel
One of our favorite parks just happens to be adults only. It is Emerald Desert Golf and RV Resort in Palm Desert, California. It is a winter spot. Too hot in the summer.
PJRACER
Regarding Adult Parks ------ I am a people watcher (one of my favorite hobbys) and believe me----most of the adults I see that would like to be without kids around, I really wouldn't care to see "getting naked" OR "partying" lol Thats a joke kids-------------don't get upset at me PJRACER
julievojo
Ewwww, neither would I!

I'll check out the place in Palm Desert, it sounds great. Peace and quiet and warm weather!

It's not that we have anything against kids - we love spending time with our grandkids. But, sometimes when we travel we're looking for peace and quiet.

Happy Travels!

Julie
RVman3252
unsure.gif Wow! That could be scary… I think I will stick with the normal RV Parks…

RVman
John Blue
You may wish to go out to Yuma, AZ and check out that place if you wish only to see Golden Geezers. Most parks we looked at his spring were about the same, large and free of kids. Very hot in summer and no one around. In winter months you have a full house. We like to see kids, young people, and geezers in parks. You need a good mix in life.
julievojo
Well, I'm not really looking for the Golden Geezers either... It's just that I just finished raising two kids and one grandkid (alone) Peace and Quiet are just what the doctor ordered for a reinstatement of my sanity.

I love the kids, love the grandkids! Just don't want to camp with them right now.

Julie
liberty99
We are both retiring after working with children our whole careers and raising children, so hanging out with primarily adults would be a good change for us, too. Girl, I can understand the feelin'. rolleyes.gif
cardinal414
biggrin.gif If you are in Calif for the winter, check out the Fountain of Youth north of Niland & south of Indio on route 111. You will not find a nicer place for the money. 2 warm pools, 4 hot tubs ( one with a water fall), a cafe, a post office, a barber, beauty shop, a massage therapist, a store, game rooms, card rooms, library, dancing, bingo, church services, craft room, hiking, etc. All for $399 full hook up including water, sewer, elec., cable TV and phone hook-up on site. We have stayed there for 8 winters.
Beastdriver
I wish there were more parks that catered to the "old folks." Frankly, most of us have spent 25 years or so raising our kids and getting them through college, and another 20 years doting over the grandkids, and we're due a rest. To me, camping is like dining out--you don't want the experience ruined by screaming kids, no matter how cute they are. rolleyes.gif
midnightstar
: smile.gif You didn't mention what area you are interested in finding adult parks.
We have been full timing rv'ers for 8 years and the only parks where we crossed paths with children were in State Parks. Could give you ideas if I knew what States you are interested in.
Mr. Camper
We've managed to solve that problem without offending anyone. Just look for campgrounds without game rooms or playgrounds and you usually find no children. If you can live without a pool that's even more of a guarantee.
Sassysmom
rolleyes.gif We found that many of the campgrounds in Florida are 55 and over. One that I know of is in North Fort Meyer--Upriver Campground. We are in that group (55 and above) and liked it so well that we are going back this year for 3 months. The sights are long(100 ft) roomy and it is one of the cleanest campgrounds we have camped in. You are allowed to have grandchildren visit--for short visits,not to live there. As you said--we do love kids-but not when we are camping to relax.
Wiretwister
Don't know about you... but I would much prefer the laughter of children to the loud, foul-mouthed antics of a group of 25 year-olds with their 30-packs of beer under their arms. ph34r.gif
Mr. Camper
We've seen those same 20-somethings at the so called "family campgrounds" and the only thing that stops them anywhere is strong and effective management. We have nothing against kids in general. Sadly however some parents don't bother to teach them proper campground etiquette. We are both teachers and work with kids all the time. When we get a chance to get away on a weekend it's nice to have a quiet, relaxing weekend.
bbk
Zane Grey RV Park in Camp Verde, AZ is a decent adult park. It's a little close to the highway, but we've stayed there several times and enjoy it.
Journeyer
I stayed at Wild Duck Campground in Scarborough, Maine (near Portland) during the summer of 2001. I really liked it a lot. There's a picture of me feeding the great "wild" ducks there in my Maine section of my web page http://www.MaliasRV.com. Their web page is http://www.wildduckcampground.com/ I would recommend them for a stay in that area.
njackson
Wow a bunch of youngster haters. my Wife and I bought our first RV a year ago and have enjoyed travelling in Az. Cal. Nev. Ut. and Wy. we have met alot of really neat people and loved our travels with our dogs as we have no kids. We do not drink or party just hang out and meet people swap stories and travels. Oh did I mention My wife is 21 and I am 29? Hmm and looked down at already.
nybasset4
Hi-

I wanted to chime in....My husband & I are 29 and 28, respectively. We purchased our very first motorhome, a small class C, last August. We are childless, and travel with our 4 basset hounds.

I am a little put off by the "Twentysomethings with the 30 pack of beer under their arms" comment. I think that's a pretty incorrect stereotype. Neither my husband nor I really drink, nor do we RV to get drunk. We travel/camp to enjoy time with each other, and time with our dogs, and enjoy peace and quiet off the beaten path of everyday life. I prefer parks that cater to adults only, because I am not a huge fan of kids, and the noise that accompanies them.

There are plenty of twenty and thirty somethings just like me, who are like you folks-that RV for some peace and quiet, and time with someone special. Don't lump me in to some stereotype because you were unfortunate enough to come across some impolite idiot.
julievojo
That is the truth! In many of the parks we have visited, it seems like the parents let the kids run wild. Last place we visited in OR the kids from the trailer next door kept running over our electric line with their bikes and suceeded in pulling it out and bending the prongs. Then one of them left their bike right outside our door and I tripped over the darn thing when I went out early in the morning. That really ticked me off! It really put a big damper on the rest of our trip when I couldn't hike because my knee was swollen up like a softball! Cost me $250 for the xray and crutches.

When we bring our grandson along, we go out of our way to make sure he doesn't disturb the other campers! Maybe parks should consider offering family areas AND adult areas and you could choose whice section fit your needs?

Or.... maybe I'm just a crabby old witch. Who knows?
Ohio-jayco-popup
There has to be a resonable solution. If cg's created an adults only section(not a XXX) either, But one where adults could have there own bathrooms and swimming pool. This way if any childless couple wants to enjoy watching the kids play they can do that. Many hotels and cruise ships have adult only hot tubs and swimming pools. My wife and I are empty nesters so we don't mind the kids as long as they respect us and obey the quiet time rules. As for the age thing, I'm thirty something and my wife is forty something and I have learned that your never to young or old to go camping. biggrin.gif Just think know matter how different we are everyone who reads this has one thing in common--we all like camping--
Big Ben
[QUOTE]Don't know about you... but I would much prefer the laughter of children to the loud, foul-mouthed antics of a group of 25 year-olds with their 30-packs of beer under their arms.
All the adult park that I have seen are 55 and older so that elminates the group you refer to.In 10 years I have never had a problem in an adult park. National Forest Parks seem to attract a lot of trouble makes.[SIZE=7]
Ohio-jayco-popup
You have a good point about the heavy drivking. I have seen and heard loud people of all ages and not just because of drinking. Some folks just need to show off. I don't mind them blowing off steam as long as they keep to their selves and it's not keeping me up at night.
fsmith1
We camped at Natural Springs Resort in New Paris, Ohio (just off I-70 at the Ohio/Indiana border) and it was great! While they have lots of kids, they do allow drinking, but ONLY on your site and after 11pm they have night patrols to monitor and manage "quite time". Kids under 16 MUST be on their site after 11pm and escorted by an adult after that time until 8am. People who drink can ONLY have it on their site....not carried around, not at the pool or beach or any activities. Great family park but with lots of nice camping sites, big trees and lots of family activities. Their website is www.naturalspringsresort.com We lot it!
Ohio-jayco-popup
I live close to Natural Springs. I plan on visiting there this summer. I noticed
that it has some good reviews and I have talked to some people that have been
there. They said it's nice. I am sure it's hard to run a CG. You can't please everyone and you don't want to lose any patrons, or get bad reviews. I guess
if I ran a CG I would put cameras in strategic public places, I would have one watching the game room(like the CG in Tenn) and one watching the pet walking area(this would keep me from charging people for having pets) and I would have them looking over the streets. I would also post signs to let the campers know they are being watched.
Cherokeekowboy
I have camped for over 40 years in tents to my present 37 foot 5ver, and i have found well mannered children and animals are a pleasure to be around. Yapping dogs and noisy children really irritate me. By far the worst however are obnoxious adults who should know better in the first place.

Dusty
napria
Well, maybe our problem with Twin Creeks in Tenn (see other post) was that they had an "unofficial" section for people with kids, and we got lumped in it with the other families camping with kids.

We do have kids, but our 8 year old son has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, along with cognitive delays. He doesn't relate well to his peers and prefers the company of adults (who are usually kinder to him), so being around other people's kids doesn't usually work for us.

My son and his 7 year old sister are very happy to play quietly together. This usually means they stay on our site and look for pretty pebbles, unique pinecones or the like, and then build little "towns" for them on the picnic table outside our fifth wheel.

If I could take my two quiet kids to an adults only rv resort, I would. Especially after our experience with Twin Creeks this past April!
J59T
My hubby and I aren't over 55 (yet!) but we travel 345 days a year for his job. Our kids are grown, and we've grown accustomed to peace and quiet. But when we get to a park, we usually request a space way in the back!

I just hate when I get to a park and they've put in a tiny pool and got all these kids making a bunch of racket and throwing balls and splashing and disturbing others. I'm all for putting in larger pools for X number of sites or adult only hours, like 8 to 10pm.
Cheryl Fuller
Some friends suggested as they put it "a wonderful adult only rv park" in South Texas when we were planning a trip there. They had us all hyped up to try it after their rave reviews and when I called the park, I discovered that one of us had to be over the age of 55 to stay there, so we were ineligble. Even though our children are grown and we are grandparents, guess we don't fit into the "adult" category yet.
paintpuddle
Hubby and I have only started camping again this year (we finally broke down and purchased a 25 foot travel trailer). Our 2 boys are grown and getting on with their own lives so Hubby and I use camping time as a reconnect time. There are 2 parks We've been to already that would be Adult Friendly smile.gif they are River Valley Campground in Cherokee NC and 4paws kingdom in Rutherfordton NC. River Valley is nestled just on the outskirts of Cherokee and is in the Cherokee Reservation. It has 2 areas, an area toward the front of the camp where families tend to camp and then they have what is referred to as the "quiet " area. Some permanent sites here but river side daily sites. An oh what a river. There is white water and tubing is a must and a waterfall!! I enjoyed watching river otters play every morning. The river is one of the many trout fishing place in NC., though since it is on the reservation you must purchase a special fishing license even if you carry a NC license. Also this camp only accepts cash. No credit cards or checks. They don't give any discounts either, but then they only charge 20.00 per night (even on weekends) 4paws Kingdom is great too, especially if you have dogs or love them. This place is really oriented to the canines with off leash play areas, agility area, rally area and a swimming hole for man and beast. There is also a stocked fishing pond containing 5 different kinds of fish. While you can bring children, this camp doesn't provide much in the way of a playground for them---the kids who were at this camp when we were tended to be older and well behaved. Even the pooches were extremely well behaved. This proved to be one of the quietest campgrounds we've been to yet. The hosts/owners are absolutely fabulous and really go out of their way to make everyone comfortable. Its rates run around 30.00 per night for our trailer, but they accept AAA, GoodSams, and AARP.
Timelode
QUOTE(Mr. Camper @ Nov 24 2004, 04:16 AM)

We've seen those same 20-somethings at the so called "family campgrounds" and the only thing that stops them anywhere is strong and effective management.  We have nothing against kids in general.  Sadly however some parents don't bother to teach them proper campground etiquette.  We are both teachers and work with kids all the time.  When we get a chance to get away on a weekend it's nice to have a quiet, relaxing weekend.
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This is about the best comment I've seen on this subject. Over the years we've camped at just about every type of campground/RV Park. Management plays a big role in what goes on in their establishments, regardless of whether they allow children or not. Once we stayed at a place that allowed the guests to have stereo wars on Saturday night. These were not teen agers, but adults with pop-up campers and travel trailers. I go to get away from that crap. I've stayed at other places that simply don't tolerate any non-sense. Our preference is state parks. We live in Wisconsin and the rangers do a great job of keeping the peace. I've seen people get kicked out for violating the rules. Even with the kids, our state parks are mostly pretty quiet places to camp. BTW, our daughter is 21 and still goes with us. Except that she has her own tent so that we get the TT to ourselves!
quicksilver
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"it's just that after years of camping with kids, we would love to enjoy some quiet time"


It's amazing that the people who feel this way are usually the same people who have allowed their unsupervised children, for the past 20 years, to ruin the 'quiet time' that other campers sought. Now that the tables are turned, it's a different matter when the 'quiet time' being disturbed is theirs. Don't get me wrong, I don't care who is camped around me as long as they respect my right to enjoy a little peace and quiet. Although I prefer camping around responsible adults, well behaved children are truly a joy to be around---it's the rowdy disrespectful brats that I could do without.
Cheryl
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rowdy disrespectful brats

Ah, but they aren't always children. Some adults fit into that catagory.
Cheryl Fuller
Cheryl, this Cheryl totally agrees with you. I do hate camping near unruly children - we raised our kids to be respectful of others so they didn't run wild in restaurants or wherever they pleased as so many do now. But I have found that most of the noise that we have encountered on our travels has come from "adults" sitting outside at night, drinking. I have nothing against anyone having a good time but they do set those park "quiet hours" for a reason and I find it quite annoying when I can't sleep because someone has decided that those rules don't apply to them or their group.
quicksilver
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rowdy disrespectful brats

Ah, but they aren't always children. Some adults fit into that catagory.



Agreed! Often times it is certainly adults who are the problem. I didn't mean for the term 'rowdy disrespectful brats' to refer only to children (or I would have noted 'rowdy disrespectful children'), but to brats of all ages.

Maybe I'm just turning into the crochety old geezer that my father said I would someday be.
Cheryl
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we raised our kids to be respectful of others so they didn't run wild in restaurants or wherever they pleased as so many do now.

Cheryl,
So did we. I once took my two very young (at the time) sons to a Catholic wedding with all the trimmings a couple of hours away from home. Later at the reception, everyone wanted to know where we had left them during the ceremony. they couldn't believe that we had brought them to the Church and nobody heard them.
We recently weekended at a campground were some preteen kids decided they would use our site as a shortcut to the pool area. After several trips back and forth, I mentioned that it was not polite to roam through other peoples sites. They just looked at me like I was crazy. Who do you blame, the kids or the parents who didn't do their job right in raising them?
Cheryl Fuller
At 48 yrs. old, maybe I too, am becoming a crochety old person but nothing irritates me more than to go out to dinner and there are some kids running around, talking loud and making all kinds of noise and the parents seem totally oblivious to it - either that or they are just ignoring them. I had an orthodontist appt yesterday (yes, I had braces put on my teeth last year - figured it was finally my turn). Anyway there was 2 kids in there who kept throwing toys and rolling them all the way across the store and the mom was watching them and never said anything. After I was hit for the second time, I took it away from the boy and went and gave it to the receptionist and told her I would appreciate it, as the mom wasn't going to do anything, if they would not put the toy back out until after I left.
I could tell that mom was not happy with me but she was smart enough not to say anything. I do think that a great deal of the blame has to lie with those who raised them.
Lori Wright
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We recently weekended at a campground were some preteen kids decided they would use our site as a shortcut to the pool area. After several trips back and forth, I mentioned that it was not polite to roam through other peoples sites. They just looked at me like I was crazy. Who do you blame, the kids or the parents who didn't do their job right in raising them?


I'm glad I saw this. I am 37 and my husband is 38. We bought our first RV last year, although I have been RVing with my parents since childhood. We were at a KOA in Niagara Falls in June, and these very loud kids kept cutting through our site (and others). It was very annoying, but I wasn't sure if I should say something. I know my brother and I would have been skewered by our parents if we had ever done anything like that. I wasn't sure if things had changed since I was a kid. Now I know they have not.

Lori
Cheryl
Same here when we were kids and even when mine were younger - they are 22(in 15 days) and 20. They knew better than to disrespect others. I still think most of kids "out there" are good kids. We have some really nice youngsters in the neighborhood that come and visit us when we are outside, we have had numerous good experiences with kids in campgrounds while traveling. Having the attitude that all kids are bad is just as bad as saying all Italians, or Spanish, or German, or "anything you are not", etc are bad. I don't believe in generalization. I think a lot of the problems with the "bad" kids of today is lack of discipline. Whether it be because their parents don't have/make time for them, don't care, don't know how to parent, or are just plain afraid of being accused of abuse is the big question.
biggoomba
From my perspective, I see a lot of parents getting involved in 'me' time and sit arround doing thier thing while the kids are off doing whatever. I have yet to go camping in a busy campgound where there are a lot of kids, and NOT see some really really young kids wandering around un-supervised. I cant count how many times I have seen freaked out parents running around looking for a toddler who wandered off.

Camping for me is 'we' time. I go camping to spend time with my family. Chances are, you wont find my kids being annoying brats (and believe me, like many kinds, they tend to lose all use of thier brains when having fun) because we are always doing something. Walks, bikerides, books and thier favorite, story time around the fire. If left to them selves, I can guarantee they would be annoying. 90% of the children out there would.

On the annoying 20 something subject. I am still young enough to remember being 20ish and annoying. If I were camping next to my younger self, I might have to go kick my butt. That lack of brain function (especially in males) seems to be really lacking till about 25 IMHO biggrin.gif

I make it a point to stay out of state campgrounds anywhere near a college town. Cant get around the fact that a lot of young people blow off steam by getting trashed on the weekends. I am not saying 'All' young people, just a lot. College mentality hasnt change that much since I graduated. Its the people who cant leave that mentality behind when thier body starts to get older that cause the problem.
danshula
Hi,
It depends on the area you are lookin for.
Click "adults rv parks" on google and you will get a list.
Enjoy
Butch
A thought to ponder is:" We were all children at one time ". Maybe that's why we are so judgmental when the subject is "children". We personally prefer the times of travel when the children are in school. We spend our Maine vacation time during the month of September, and the only people traveling are the adults. I have to agree that I personally would rather hear children laughing than an adult with a foul mouth who is half or more in the bag. When it comes to children the only thing that really irritates us is the screeches and screaming, God help this child if a situation ever arises where maybe those outbursts were needed to draw attention to themselves for adult intervention. Parents, or their providers should educate their children that, that type of outburst are only to be used in an emergency type situation. Let's face it, the world is a much different place today, than when you and I grew up. Especially when the subject is "children". Sad !
Butch
Just an after thought, but maybe Adult Parks or at least Adult Sections within a campground is a possible answer to an earlier post by myself re: requirement of campgrounds for RVers. Very interesting !!
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