Campground Rules

“Those who dwell among the beauties and the mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.” - Rachel Carson

Happy noise during the daytime is part of the joy of camping. Thoughtless noise such as loud radios, screaming and shouting, and any noise after 11 pm is a breach of camper courtesy and may risk a request to leave the campground. Because of the mountain setting, sound carries very easily, so campers should consciously try to be quiet after 11 pm. Quiet hours are from 11 pm to 7 am. Families, fishermen, and weary travelers need eight hours sleep and consideration by all makes for a happier campground. Large parties involving alcohol are discouraged. 11 pm quiet time must be respected. Generators are not permitted on the campground.

Polite pets are welcome but they must be kept on a leash at all times. You are also required to pick up after your dog inside and out.

Fires must be confined within the fire circles provided at the campsites and glass must not be put into the fire circles.

All garbage should be removed from your campsite and taken with you or disposed of in the on-site dumpster. To avoid attracting dangerous insects, please dispose of trash in closed plastic bags.

Leave No Trace

Here at Maple Tree “leave no trace” ethics are strongly encouraged because it is the right thing to do, and the Golden Rule of camping. Please let me take this opportunity to remind you this is not a hotel with maid service. We expect to wipe down surfaces between people and routinely clean, but we don't expect to find the cottages/sites/tree houses trashed. Liquid spills, soda/beer/water/ice, will create an ant problem and/or ruin the wood floors in a few short hours. If you spill something, you should clean it up right away. (Cleaning supplies are readily available in the office!) We don't expect to find the tops of the wood stoves dripping with grease because someone cooked a bacon cheese burger without a pan. We don't expect to pick up toilet tissue on the ground, or clean up after someone who lost their lunch etc. (sorry to be graphic). Egregious messes and trash left behind will result in a fine and a request to not return. Our bottom line is peace, happiness, and quality of life — we don't trade dollars for aggravation and abuse of the facility. All discounts, including 30% off on Wednesdays, are contingent on Leave No Trace clean up.

Nuisance Fee Experience has shown that simply requesting everyone to be considerate of one another regarding loud noise after 11 pm is not enough. In order to insure your peaceful vacation, everyone must sign in with a credit card an agreement that reads: “I understand there is an 11pm quiet time and if my party disregards it my credit card will be charged a $250.00 nuisance fee”



Visitor Agreement
“I understand that Maple Tree Campground is a wilderness camp and there are inherent hazards in the rugged terrain. I understand the need to be aware of my surroundings at all times. I hold Maple Tree Campground harmless for injury that may occur due to rugged terrain or insects. I understand trash should be placed in closed bags and disposed of daily in the dumpster, and that food should be locked in the trunk of the car at night to avoid attracting raccoons, skunks or possums. I understand that if I am allergic to any type of forest foliage that I should stay on clear pathways to avoid potential contact with them. I understand everyone should wear sturdy shoes, long socks, and bring adequate equipment that protects from the elements.”

Please Note: All deposits are non-refundable. If you cancel, your deposit will shift to a Sunday through Thursday credit. No shows and no call will be charged for entire reservation. Any cancellations must be made prior to 2 p.m. on the day of the booking.  Any cancellation made after 2 p.m. on the day of the booking will be charged for the entire balance of the booking.