Kicked Out of a New Hampshire State Park. WHY? (RV Living Full Time) 4K

Kicked Out of a New Hampshire State Park. WHY? (RV Living Full Time) 4K

Kicked Out!? Yes! We were told we coukd mot stay.
As full time travelers in our Grand Design fifth wheel, we have camped at private, city, state, county, and National parks. But this has been mostly in Florida and Canada. Our first time at a state park campground in New Hampshire was a brand new experience.

We were traveling from Florida to Maine on our way to Canada, making stops along the way at some RV Resorts and campgrounds. We found this beautiful State Park Campground in New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee. We had a 7 night reservation, but stayed only 2 nights. We were told we have to leave about 20 minutes after we got there.

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50 Comments

  1. Kristi4:44 on January 21, 2023 at 3:06 am

    Many people are being allowed to book for extended periods because of small humans! It seems many parks don’t want kids either. I was going to buy a new RV but I’m reconsidering that.

  2. Selena Diaz on January 21, 2023 at 3:06 am

    New Hampshire is a great state. The issue is that it has ALOT of tourists. They come year round…changing of the leaves in fall, skiing in winter, beaches & lakes in summer etc. Tourists that are irresponsible ruin it for everyone. They lose their dogs because they walk them off leash, they don’t pick up after them. They leave them tied up , they attack the wild life and or other people. Just like everything in life..the bad apples ruin it for the rest. Its not that NH is not dog friendly, many many people have dogs. The state just doesn’t have the resources to babysit everybody…they are too busy rescuing the idiots that go hiking up Mt. Washington ill prepared. And the main culprits happen to be tourists that come from Massachusetts, sorry but its true.

  3. Charles Wesley on January 21, 2023 at 3:12 am

    I dont go where my baby cant go period!

  4. Brad on January 21, 2023 at 3:13 am

    I thought New Hampshire was Live Free or Die a beer s**** in the woods so doesn’t it dear so doesn’t a possum and so doesn’t a rabbit oh let’s not forget to squirrel why the hell would they not allow a dog in the forest seriously

  5. james on January 21, 2023 at 3:14 am

    I know on this site I am in the minority but they are dogs. I will say, that at parks with trailers (where you and the dog lives) is kind of ok. But, people don’t stop there, they bring them to hotels and that is a no no and thus hotels that allow dogs are gross too. As a side with that, people that own dogs and travel without them don’t stay at hotels (if they could help it) that allow pets. I used to own 11 dogs from puppies and haven’t in 50 years, so I know, i used to, as a CHILD, NOT AN ADULT, love a couple of the dogs we owned (we owned, interesting). When you go to houses (especially apartments) that have dogs inside the house you can see and smell the difference between houses that don’t have cats and dogs, it looks so, so different and if you are an animal lover you can’t see it, just like walking on an animal farm the first time, you smell everything and they can’t smell anything. You guys that own animals do not realize the "stuff" around a house or an apartment, you will never unless you aren’t around them for 30 years. I guess I’m saying it’s cool on a campsite but I think they shouldn’t be anywhere other people are. Just because you clean up means nothing and I’ll tell you why. I used to go into "neighborhoods" and investigate people and many would own dogs for various reasons (like protection and alerts) and we would tell them to put that monster away (lol; a big pit bull or something) and they would close the bedroom door and I would ask (from experience) 3 and 4 times that he cannot under any circumstances get out of that room? They always said yes and 8 out of ten times they would get out. The above case the dog ran down the hall and my partner (she is afraid of dogs) would go behind me and I would stand my ground and get ready to whack it if necessary with and object I may of had, but this time he was a nice dog and just stopped and looked. This could have went the wrong way because owners think animal are rational and that they "know their dog." Plus, you can’t pick up urine. All that has to happen is one thing, to a child, and it’s over. I know most people that go to the camp sites are older folk but people, they are animals, not people. Ok vacation and they stay home, animals need not be on a vacation, if so your life is missing many, many things.
    Lastly, a person commented that they got laws changed at a state park so dogs can come and they are missing out on a lot of money if they don’t allow dog owners (way to use your spare time in helping others in need, being selfish and not using that time for people, but I digress). Two things 1) It’s (and life) is not all about money and her and others selfishness. 2) there are about 69 million dog owners (meaning at least 1 dog in the house) that comes to about 1, 300,000 per state (obviously not that much in Alaska and Montana and the like) and if you take away the dogs bought originally for their kids that number comes down drastically. Thus, there are way more people that don’t have a dog than do. Dogs should be home and not treated better than humans and anyone that disagrees with that is delusional among other things.
    Sorry you had issue, but no dog, no issues.
    Sorry I wrote so much.
    God bless!

  6. Terry Mckiernan on January 21, 2023 at 3:16 am

    who picks up the bear poop bird poop dear poop and all the other animals in a STATE PARK By the way WE PAY TAXES FOR THEM TO KEEP IT CLEAN AND MANAGED NOPE THIS IS WRONG AND PEOPLE THEIR SHOULD BE RAISING HELL ABOUT IT . I think it is HIGH TIME TO CLEAN UP THE POOP THAT OUR LEADERS ARE TROWING AT US AND BLAMING THE DOGS . WAKE UP

  7. Starfish21 on January 21, 2023 at 3:16 am

    New Hampshire is the most unfriendly state I’ve ever been in. The people at convenience stores are really rude. I think they’ve got a bug up their butt

  8. Rene on January 21, 2023 at 3:18 am

    For all of you saying NH is now off your travel destination first thing is who cares? Do you think NH economy will collapse if you don’t visit? Do you think all the residents of NH will care if you irresponsible dog owners don’t visit? So bottom line is no one cares if you don’t go. How is it anyone else’s fault if these people did not read the rules. They even say it was their fault and it sounds like the park ranger was as helpful as possible, even allowing them to stay a few extra nights knowing they had a dog.

  9. Susan Taylor on January 21, 2023 at 3:19 am

    No that first thing check for and all parks call first thing i ask

  10. Blastman 8888 on January 21, 2023 at 3:19 am

    This is why we decided not to buy an RV we just fly take our dogs to a family members house when we vacation.

  11. N B on January 21, 2023 at 3:19 am

    Somehow the RV folks complaining part of the internet has found me 😂. Btw there are tons of state parks that don’t allow dogs.

  12. Gail Barrett on January 21, 2023 at 3:20 am

    Sorry that happened to you! Yes they need to state RV park pets allow and RV park no pets allow. So the ppl that don’t like pets can stay out of the pet parks and ppl that have pets can stay out of parks that don’t have pets!

  13. Liz Summers: The Road Home on January 21, 2023 at 3:22 am

    I’ve travelled long time (5-7 months) and short trips, criss-crossed the US North South East West in a 33 foot motor home with my dog and cat … in a span of 16 years. Only 1 time did I have an issue with another dog owner but I LOTS of issues with children 🙂 … children on their own, not in a play area, running through my site where my pets were with me on leashes. It is impossible to legislate good behavior! I know each spot must have rules but my personal experience has been that some of the spots with the most rules have the worst behavior. Anyway, I have also always been very diligent about reading the “pet” rules as I travel with a Karelian Bear dog … northern breed that somewhat resembles an Akita and Akita are often not allowed (many RV parks have lists of prohibited breeds).

    Thanks for sharing your experience and glad that in the end it worked out.

    ***Edited. After posting, I noticed that this is a 1 year old post … oh, well 🙂

  14. JDAZ on January 21, 2023 at 3:24 am

    Do a campsite swap. Offer someone at a private campground money to swap sites with you.

  15. Brian Jacques on January 21, 2023 at 3:24 am

    IOverlander best app and lots of boondocking Dogs Allowed 😉

  16. Bob Moss on January 21, 2023 at 3:26 am

    There should be more campgrounds banning dogs!

  17. AngelLi🐥 on January 21, 2023 at 3:27 am

    We’re you traveling Memorial Day weekend? There are some crazy sunsets in the NE.

  18. Gary Mccarver on January 21, 2023 at 3:28 am

    Just another reason to not travel anywhere north of Virginia. Things start getting weird north of that line. Good people I suppose in most cases, just strange rules.

  19. Van on January 21, 2023 at 3:28 am

    I always check to see if my baby a Staffordshire terrier Pitt mix is allowed in the park, if she’s not welcomed I’m not either. And she is not aggressive, she is never outside without me and always on a chain. I follow her around with a baggie for poop. She is very loved and cared for and I refuse to part with my girl.

  20. Robert LabodaBirdman on January 21, 2023 at 3:29 am

    You can come to Bass Lake in Parish New York and they allow dogs cats it on it’s only about 17 miles from where I live it’s a really nice place you have a great hook ups out there you can have tents you can have they have a 240 spots out there they have places where you can hook up and even if you don’t have I have a friend stay there they’re there all they’re open all year roundAnd in the winter time but water than the water is frozen by that time but they’re really good out there so when I bought my camper I got this thing here so fast leg it’s a really good Resort and I have seven other places to North Carolina one in Daytona wondering Talladega area and one in California but I think they want three of them in North Caro

  21. Starfish21 on January 21, 2023 at 3:29 am

    I would have been upset too. It’s so unfortunate the dog owners these days are so irresponsible. I would say at least 50% of them.

  22. Jackie DeComa on January 21, 2023 at 3:31 am

    Too many Memorial weekend references.

  23. Michael Donavon on January 21, 2023 at 3:31 am

    Ran into this State Park "no pets" situation when first camping with them, in Florida. When I checked in, I was asked if I had any pets in the RV – said "yes." That was met with "sorry, no pets allowed." Like these folks, I was stunned (we had a Cat – no cats allowed either). My wife, also, was totally dismayed. We left, in search of a place to stay. We’d never be full timers – way too Nomadic.

  24. Byron Wadsworth on January 21, 2023 at 3:31 am

    We left Florida which is one of the most dog friendly states for NH. We were definitely sad about how undog friendly NH is. We have to leave our dog for times unfortunately because we both work but after about twenty mins he quiets down. We have even started him on an anxiety medicine to help him relax.

  25. Pam m on January 21, 2023 at 3:32 am

    The website should clearly have the no pets listed at the top of their listed details.

  26. The Stone Cold Cougar and Friends on January 21, 2023 at 3:33 am

    I really admire the ownership that you two took for your honest mistake when booking – your humble respect for the park ranger, the campground, and New Jersey itself, especially after such a challenging experience, shows a lot of class! Thanks for the great video!!

  27. Ric Rinehart on January 21, 2023 at 3:35 am

    Yes nobody wants to hear dogs barking when you’re camping for peace and quiet but no fire rings I would not camp anywhere I could not have a fire that’s the main point of camping

  28. Pam m on January 21, 2023 at 3:36 am

    That’s when you say the dog is not just a pet but is a support animal. No jacket or papers required, they can ask you only 1 if the animal is a support animal and 2 what is the animal trained to do, that’s it. That goes for anyplace. The animal must be well behaved in all circumstances.

  29. Jacqueline Bradley on January 21, 2023 at 3:36 am

    Dogs are so precious!!!!!!!!

  30. Jill Sample on January 21, 2023 at 3:39 am

    This is so crazy. Almost every camper or RV’r has a pet!! 😢 This is great info for travelers.

  31. NatureFeeder on January 21, 2023 at 3:42 am

    So frustrating, especially at a campground, but I understand. There are so many pet owners that are terribly irresponsible and do not clean up after their dogs. There are too many people these days that consider themselves entitled and claim that their untrained, flea ridden mutt is a “service animal” and is allowed everywhere. It has gotten so bad that I have seen restaurants post signs on their doors that say that “emotional support” animals are not certified service animals and are not allowed in by order of the health department.

  32. ScreenArts Media on January 21, 2023 at 3:43 am

    I rather camp with dogs than any of the azholes who don’t like, love dogs. I don’t trust you if you don’t like dogs, I really don’t trust you if my dogs doesn’t like you. Dogs are an excellent judge of people, they can smell the evil on disgusting people.

  33. Gloria Feather on January 21, 2023 at 3:44 am

    Did you ask why dogs weren’t allowed?

  34. Bob Frazier on January 21, 2023 at 3:44 am

    Live Free or Die. Ha.

  35. Zaynab 208 on January 21, 2023 at 3:45 am

    I agree! I have limited my NH trips to day trips because of the lack of dog allowed hiking and tourist activities. Next time you may want to consider camping in Massachusetts they are dog friendly.

  36. Jeffery Hall on January 21, 2023 at 3:45 am

    I lived in NH most of my life. I can’t believe this info about no pets. I haven’t been back since we got our RV and now I have to contend with that non-sense when we go back to visit ALL OUR FAMILY that are all in NH. 😪😪

  37. steve j on January 21, 2023 at 3:46 am

    Interesting , I only recently brought a dog on a campout for the first time ever . I’ve had dogs in the past but they normally stayed at home even if it meant having someone stay at or come by the house while we were gone . I’m retired now and live with my daughters family and they have a Siberian Husky that is now 9 months old plus a couple older dogs and I took her with me on a two night camping trip . It never dawned on me to check if dogs were allowed , although I had seen dogs there before so I wasn’t worried but that is certainly something to look for when going somewhere you have never been . I might take the Husky with me to Texas when I go in a couple months , I will have to see if she can stay everywhere I plan to stop . I live in Washington so it’s a drive to get to far south Texas where I will be camping on South Padre Island but I figure at least 8 stops on the way down because like you I don’t want to do a 14 hour drive each day , that’s the sort of thing I did in my youth , these days I want to smell the roses .

  38. Oreo Speedwaggin Does America.... on January 21, 2023 at 3:46 am

    Well I’ll NEVER stay in NH

  39. Craig Hellberg on January 21, 2023 at 3:49 am

    I had a dog for 17 years and loved her dearly, but I didn’t assume everybody else did as well. I live in California and you can’t go to a restaurant and eat in the outdoor patio area without everybody having their damn dogs. It’s very annoying. The dogs barking each other, they poop and I have even seen people put the dogs on their laps and let them eat from the plates.

  40. Jermaine Stewart on January 21, 2023 at 3:50 am

    Darn, that sucked. That said, I’ll surely keep this in mind. We plan to get an RV and we have dogs, so this will surely apply to us.

  41. SD.lulu. Multipurpose on January 21, 2023 at 3:51 am

    As a service dog handler. Thank you for not illegally pass off your pet as a service dog. It’s really frustrating when people illegally pass their pets off as medical equipment. Especially when they try to “register” them.

  42. Richard Nix on January 21, 2023 at 3:51 am

    Morale of the story – screw New Hampshire. No tourist dollars for them from me.

  43. Happy Days on January 21, 2023 at 3:54 am

    Gosh no one has died in reality 🙄, it is not that major when you put things in perspective. A mistake was made, you were upset, it happens, even when it is a significant day or weekend, not every place is a option. I part-time camp in my car, and have a tent. I like to park my car next to my tent, some camp grounds don’t allow cars on the grass, totally inconvenient as I assumed you could park on the grass. I drove ages, solo female camper, no pet. Tired and frustrated but you live and learn, move to the next site.

  44. Kay C on January 21, 2023 at 3:55 am

    There is a post below indicating that dog poop is the same as wild animal poop. You loved that post. I strongly disagree with that. In my state there are dog parks in the mountains where so many people think that that the parks are closing to dogs. Deer poop, or even horse poop, is not the same as the poop of hundreds of dogs.

  45. Hiking California Trails Adventures on January 21, 2023 at 3:58 am

    Nice story guys. Thanks.

  46. Downsizing Makes Cents on January 21, 2023 at 4:00 am

    The point of the video is to always check to see all the rules and regulations before booking. It’s not just about dogs – this campground also does not allow tents, campsite fires or RVs that can’t hook up fully.
    Based on some comments, I found links to other NE state parks with strict pet policies: Connecticut- https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/State-Parks/Camping/Camping-Areas—CT-State-Parks-and-Forests#saltrock ; New York – https://thedyrt.com/magazine/local/campers-love-these-6-dog-friendly-campgrounds-in-new-york/ ; Maryland – https://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Documents/MPSPetPolicy.pdf ; Pennsylvania – https://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Documents/MPSPetPolicy.pdf ; New Jersey – https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/pet_friendly_camping.html

  47. Allen Wilson on January 21, 2023 at 4:01 am

    never heard of a service dog vest? put it on the dog. federal law dictates they must allow it.

  48. Life With GG on January 21, 2023 at 4:01 am

    Thank you for sharing your story. We travel with 3 giant breed dogs (Saint Bernard 165lb, 2 irish wolfhounds 185lbs & 200lbs) Honestly this shocks me because we haven’t had any issues when it comes to our dogs, if anything it’s completely opposite! People are fascinated by my big boys and approach us with obvious curiosity. Most people don’t come across a 7’5" (when on his hind legs), dog, but when people see how well trained they are by watching me walk all three, in one hand, with a loose leash, that normally sets the tone for the vacation lol… instead of relaxing, I end up training some of the overwhelmed dog owners over a few days. My family leaves me out of any of the excursions that they’re doing, because I inevitably choose to train a dog owner, then do the other activity (like golfing yuck lol). And I do train the owner not the dog, cause we all know that bad dogs come from irresponsible owners!! If you’re ever stuck in a predicament in southwestern Ontario, look us up, and you kids and your dog are welcome here on our farm anytime!! Brenda

  49. The Random Traveler on January 21, 2023 at 4:01 am

    What program do you use for your editing? I love your videos.

  50. Larry Janson on January 21, 2023 at 4:02 am

    do not do "paid" camp grounds. might in the future. but my two rott mix (molly looked like a pure breed). were sweet harts, at the time my dad was still alive, i would take my girls to the care home he was in, they loved all the attention they got. he residents loved my girls. they could not wait till we came back again. so not all dogs are the same. it mostly depends on there humans.
    sad some out there have destroyed it for the bulk of us.

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