Park Policies

This page explains the rules and policies that apply to most of Emrick Lake Campground & Resort. Keep in mind there are exceptions, so it is best to review reservation policies on individual facility pages pertinent to your trip. Any policies listed on specific locations' pages supersede the emricklake.com site-wide policies.

Check In / Check Out
Check in is at 2 PM CSR and entitles you to your site until 11 AM the day after check in. Early check in is permitted, when available, at a fee of $9.99.   We do not have a waiting area for those checking in early.  Check out time is by 11 AM..Late check-ins are allowed at any time, please just contact the Resort for instructions.If you are staying in our park for a month or longer, we require an agreement to be signed.  Please contact the Resort for more details.

Site Changes
You have been assigned a specific site, if you wish to move please check with the Office. Due to reservations and maintenance, moving may not be possible. Please inquire before moving sites.

Open Fires
Campfires are allowed in the provided rings at each weekend site. Carry-in firewood is prohibited. Firewood is available at the store for purchase.

Please do not park your vehicle, trailer, or boat in an adjacent site. Use of more than one site will result in additional charges.  There is absolutely no parking on the grass anywhere at the Resort.

Storage is not allowed under or around your RV or picnic table or anywhere visible at the sites

Site and Park Navigation
Please be respectful of your neighbor and do not walk between sites when navigating the park. Please use main roads, sidewalks, and designated public paths to walk around the campground.

Washing RVs or vehicles is only permitted with 1 bucket of water and a sponge. Hose washing is not permitted, as it can result in a mess and disturb your neighbors.

Rugs are not allowed as it kills the grass and we want your site to look good for both you and the next guest.

Pet Policies

No pit bulls or rottweilers allowed at the Resort.

We ask that you keep your pets on a leash at all times. This helps you, your pet, and other guests and other guests’ pets stay safe.

Buildings and Pool Area
Pets are not allowed in the buildings. County code does  not allow pets in our building or pool area.  Please do not tie your pet to our trees, doors, or posts. Pets are also not allowed on our playground or in the pond.

Cleaning Up After Your Pet
Be a good neighbor and please use the dog park area and clean up after your pet always. Do not let your pet deposit waste on your site or any of our other guests’ sites please. Failure to clean up after your pet will result in you being asked to leave without a refund.

Leaving Pets Unattended
Pets may not be left unattended in our park. Please do not tie your pet to a tree and leave. Leaving your pets unattended is dangerous for your pet as many factors including weather, power outages, etc. can affect your pets well-being while you are away.

Pet Vaccinations
Due to Insurance Requirements, all pets must be vaccinated in our park. Please make sure your pet’s shots are up-to-date and that your pet is registered at the resort.  Proof of vaccinations is part of the registration process.

Excessive barking is not tolerated and disturbs your neighbors. Please note that excessive barking may result in you being asked to leave without refund.

Vehicle Policies

Speed Limit
The park speed limit is 5 mph. This policy is to keep you, your children, and your pets safe. Exceeding this speed limit will result in a warning. Multiple warnings will require us to ask you to leave. Safety is our number one priority for our guests.

Each paid guest registration covers 1 RV per site and 1 vehicle per site unless noted. Extra vehicles will need to be parked in additional parking areas as directed. Please do not park on our grass. Ruts caused in your site due to additional vehicles will result in damage charges.

Trailers, Boats, and additional vehicles will cost additional fees for camping. A nightly registration covers 1 RV and 1 vehicle only.

No parking in common areas. Do not park in the middle of the road. Do not park in sites that you did not register for and do not block our garages or our bathrooms. Parking on the grass is not permitted at RV Sites or in tent areas.

ATV’s. Dirt Bikes, Motorcycles, and Golf Carts
ATV’s, UTV’s and Dirt bikes are not allowed to be driven at the Resort.  These can be stored/parked in the designated parking at the West Gate which is adjacent to the ATV/UTV friendly road and trails. Motorcycles can only be used to get to your site and depart.  Golf Carts are the mode of transportation around the Resort.

General Policies

Severe Weather
In case of severe weather, seek shelter in the bathrooms. Signs for shelter areas are posted. We love pets, so please bring them with you and please do not leave them in your RV during severe weather warnings.

Only registered guests are permitted to enter the park. All visitors must stop in the office to register, pay a fee and receive a parking pass. Visitors may not bring pets.  The Resort reserves the right to limit the number of people visiting a site. Day visitors must depart by 10:00 PM CST. Overnight visitors must depart by Noon CST.  Please check with the office before inviting any visitors. Registered guests are responsible for ensuring their visitors are properly registered and that all campground rules are followed.

All guest visiting someone in the park must register and pick up a pass at the office and park in the designated area. Vehicle Pass must be visible at all times please.

Electrical Use
You are responsible for understanding how many amps you are using in our RV. Amp usage over the 50/30/20 AMPs provided can trip your breaker.  Please be mindful of your amp usage, so that you don’t trip your breaker during your stay.

Please notify the office so that we can notify maintenance if you have any electrical issues during your stay. Guests are not permitted to diagnose our electrical pedestals per insurance and safety requirements. Maintenance is happy to help. Even if you are an electrician, laws prohibit you from working on our pedestals unless hired to do so.

For the comfort of all our guests, restrooms are open 24/7 with exception of a temporary closing for cleaning. We ask for your help in keeping the restrooms clean, please. Guests under the age of 18 need adult supervision in the bathrooms and showers as well as the pool area.

Pool & Playground
No lifeguard is on duty. Pools and Playground opens at 9 AM after quiet time and closes at 10 PM. Anyone under 18 must be supervised in these areas and all areas of the Resort at all times. Horseplay, running, and diving is not permitted in our pool area. Glass is not permitted at our pool or playground. Music is provided, so personal portable radios are not permitted in the pool or adjacent areas.  Failure to follow these rules result in you being asked to leave without refund. Children in diapers are not allowed in our pool. Only swimming suits and swimming trunks permitted in our pool, no cut offs. Please do not let your children climb our trees, as it damages them.

Quiet Time Policies
Quiet time is 11 PM to 7 AM. Anyone playing loud music will be warned only once and then asked to leave without a refund.

Trash Disposal and Recycling
Please tie trash bags completely closed and put your trash completely in the trash receptacle. Please do not place your trash on the ground. Creatures like possums and racoons are attracted to left out or disposed of food and while we think they are cute and wonderful animals, we don’t want you to find a surprise of a visiting racoon at your site because of incorrectly disposed of trash!  Do not dispose of wires, oil, furniture, mattresses, or any toxic waste or chemicals in our trash receptacles. Trash is emptied once per day. Times may vary due to maintenance scheduling requirements throughout the day.

Please do not dispose of any motor oil, cooking oil, wires, furniture, mattresses, or any toxic or hazardous waste items. Failure to adhere to this rule may result in charges for disposal fees.

Children under 18 must be supervised by an adult at all times. Horseplay, running, or diving in the pool is not permitted. Riding bicycles without a parent and on our main entrance road is prohibited for the safety of your children and our incoming RV guests. The playground, basketball court, and pool close at dark. Anyone under the age of 18 must be back at their site by dusk. Children may not use the restrooms without being accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Drones are not permitted in our park. Please do not fly drones over people or RVs. Clotheslines are not permitted in our park.

Fireworks and Firearms
Fireworks and firearms are strictly prohibited in our park. The prohibition of fireworks includes sparklers, smoke bombs, aerials, and firecrackers. The prohibition of firearms includes all guns including air soft, BB, and pellet guns. If these items are seen outside of your RV, you will be asked to leave immediately without a refund.

Repairs to RVs and vehicles are not permitted in our park. We are happy to recommend a local Mobile RV Repair service that comes out to your site to assist you with any repairs.

Safety and Emergencies
Emergency Contact Information forms are required from all monthly guests. This information remains private and used only when a situation arises when we need to contact someone in the event of an emergency or is sought by law enforcement agencies. We never give personal information out to others.

If you observe any activity you believe to be of concern, call 608-408-6257 24 hours a day. (No soliciting is allowed.)

If you need to call 911 for any reason, and time allows, please call the office so the maintenance staff can be prepared to escort the emergency personnel to your site.