Environmental Camping Tips

  • When buying an RV, look for ones that focus on being eco-friendly.
  • Reduce vehicle emissions and conserve energy by staying up-to-date on the recommended tune-up and oil change schedules for your RV. Keeping your tow vehicle or motorhome running at peak efficiency is best for your RV and the environment.
  • Try to minimize your use of disposable products. If you must use disposable products, stick with paper rather than Styrofoam.
  • Recycle any materials that can be recycled. Save the items until you are able to find a recycling center or take them home with you. Don’t burn them in your fire.
  • Keep the campgrounds unsoiled by always cleaning up after yourself before you leave the campsite.
  • Use rechargeable batteries in all electronics and appliances like flashlights and portable radios.
  • Don’t wash in lakes, streams and rivers, staying 200 feet away. Detergents, toothpastes and soaps are dangerous for fish and other aquatic life.
  • When buying soaps and detergents for a camping trip, choose brands that are environmentally friendly.
  • Scatter gray water, rather than dumping it all in one spot so that it filters through the soil.