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question about booking a camp site

I'm trying to book a camp site for the holiday coming up and I've noticed that the max no. of people each site is allowed to hold is limited to 6 while my group is composed of 8. Am I allowed to book the site as 6 people and then show up with a group of 8? Would they even care to check? what happens if we get caught by the park warden? Any negative consequences?
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atomee wrote: I'm trying to book a camp site for the holiday coming up and I've noticed that the max no. of people each site is allowed to hold is limited to 6 while my group is composed of 8. Am I allowed to book the site as 6 people and then show up with a group of 8? Would they even care to check? what happens if we get caught by the park warden? Any negative consequences?
No, they don't really check check. All they do is drive around every few hours to check if you register the campsite ie front post.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Most they would check if you have more vehicles than should be there. And even then, if they are all parked, they can prove you are all staying there.

Now if you act like jack asses and create hassle for other campers, then you will for sure be looked at
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Which park? Provincial park or private campground?
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If you are caught, there is a fine I believe . Just don't draw attention to your group by being loud or rowdy, and dont have more than the allowable tents, trailers, shelters on the site and you should be ok unless someone complains.This is for provincial parks.not sure about private.
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Shaner wrote: Which park? Provincial park or private campground?
provincial park
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ok i think i got my answer. thanks all for your inputs.
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You have to register everyone when you enter, the names go on the post where you put the permit, the rangers if they get complaints will look at the permit and ask who is staying on the site. If this happens during the day just tell them the extra ppl are visiting for the day and leaving later. Also remember the can evict you. I've seen this happen. They had the OPP come in and tow the cars since our loud and roudy neighbours were too drunk to drive.
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The best solution is to book two sites. That solve the people problem and the parking problem.
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Some provincial parks have a "double" camping site available which allows 12 people or 6 tents

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