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Friendship Park
Camping Rules

CAMPING:  There is no 24 hr. security in the park. Camping is at your own risk. Management reserves the right not to accept any RV or camping unit if we feel it is not within the overall aesthetics of the park. Campsites are to be kept clean and orderly.

SEASON: Regular camping season is from April 1 to Oct. 31, After Oct 31, water is not available. SEASONAL SITE IS NOT TO BE A PERMANENT RESIDENCE.

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE: Arrivals need to be arranged with the park manager so payments can be made and permits and rules issued. Park phone # 740-733-7941 Departures must be by 1:00pm. Sites must be clean of all trash and debris at departure. Leave nothing behind. Failure to clean your site will result in loss of camping privilege.

CAMPING MAXIMUM: Campsites are to accommodate no more than five people, unless approved by management, with at least one being a responsible adult 18 years or older and be acting as guardian if the others are minors 17 years or younger.

CHILDREN: Children and their behavior are the responsibility of their parent or guardian. Please advise all children of the rules of the campgrounds and park and make sure they comply. NO children are to stay overnight unsupervised---see above rule. No children of campers are to join in the picnics or activities of others enjoying the park unless invited. Children are not to be off the campsite after 11:00pm, unless accompanied by a responsible. adult.

QUIET HOURS: Quiet hours are 11:00pm to 7:00am. Campers are to be in their campsites unless they need to use restrooms or are enjoying night fishing along the lake on the road side of the lake only. Again, a parent or adult guardian must accompany children.

PERMIT: Display Camping Permit must be visibly displayed on the camper or campsite.

PARKING: One vehicle per campsite. There is additional parking on the point. Do not park on empty campsites.

PETS: The State of Ohio has a leash law. Pets are to be on a leash or in a crate. They may not interfere with others enjoyment of the park. Owners are responsible for any damage or injury caused by their pet. Dogs in training may be off leash in the open space Clean Ohio areas of the park, however owners are still responsible for their pets.

FIRES: Campfires are permitted in fire rings only. All fires must be supervised by a responsible adult. DO NOT LEAVE FIRE UNATTENDED. You are responsible for any damage your fires causes, Fires along the lake in designated areas only

MOTORIZED VEHICLES: These rules apply to ATVs, golf carts, motorcycles, cars, trucks ect. Vehicles are restricted to paved roads only and must obey speed limits and traffic laws. No loud vehicles. Operators must be licensed drivers. NO OFF ROAD USE. This will be considered trespass.

TRASH: Trash is to be bagged and disposed of in approved park receptacles. Only camp/park generated trash is permitted. NO OUTSIDE TRASH Do not dispose of grills, tires , chairs, or other junk metal. Take it home with you.

RV SET UP: No cement blocks are to be used to support RV. Use pressure treated blocks or RV jacks.

CHANGES TO CAMPSITE: Management must approve any changes to camp site: decks, steps etc.

PROHIBITIONS: Absolutely no illegal drugs in the park. Eviction and arrest will result. You are responsible for guest behavior. No alcohol, no firearms, no fireworks, no BB guns, paint ball guns, pellets guns, slingshots, or similar devises. No loud audio devices, noise, profanity or obscenities. No destruction of property or disorderly conduct. No unnecessary cruising of the park after park closes. No clothes lines. No tarps.

DUMP STATION: Dump station is located on the Park Grounds. See park manager for instructions.

GRAY WATER: Gray water disposal is provided within the campground. Ask when setting up camper. 

PHONE AND EMERGENCIES: A pay phone is located on the fair grounds across from the Pavilion. Call 911 to report emergencies.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND RELEASES: Campers and their guests hereby acknowledge that the campgrounds and park are natural habitats with many obvious and hidden dangers. Despite these dangers, campsite users and their guests accept these risks. Further, users and guests hereby release Jefferson County, Friendship Park District and management and employees for any present or future claims. This includes a claim for negligence, for property damage, personal injury, or death arising from user or guest participation in this camping and park experience.

Registering for a campsite entitles you to the use of the park's facilities with the understanding that you, your family, and guests obey all the rules and regulations established by Friendship Park District. We reserve the right to remove or have arrested any and all persons violating the rules and regulations of the Park, Lake, Campsites, and open space. We reserve the right to change or add rules, ad hoc, that we deem necessary for the safe operation of the park and overall enjoyment of the park patrons.



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