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Asbestos
If you're in a public campground (State park, USFS, etc. ) so you're kind of near people what time do you shut the lights down?  Just wondering because last summer someone had a few going until like 1:30AM. 
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Newfie
When I go to an established campground like that, I'm usually in bed by 11 or so. The lantern gets shut off then.

If I'm out in the woods in the middle of nowhere I might stay up later but in that case too the lantern shuts down when I do.

In a public campground I would never leave a lantern going all night after bedtime until it goes out. I think that's pretty disrespectful to other campers.
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mpetey
When I go to bed which is not late at all when I go camping-usually by 9.
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Eel
I run a light all night as an aid to others passing my camp (accustomed to being in heavily populated areas), but let's just say that light is NOT a 237.  (Instalite LPA-6 and a 9975 frosted globe, it's what propane was actually made to do: five or eight lumens.)

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poppa
Most of the time 9 to 10 pm. But it depends, one time years ago we went to the Smoky Mts. on vacation. There were no other campers in our area and the wardens had already cautioned us about bears in camp. My sons ages 11 and 14 were in one tent and my wife, daughter, and I were in another tent. I kept my lantern hung by a rope in a tree lighting up the whole campsite all night every night.                 poppa  
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Past Tents
I shut mine off just before I head to the tent for bed, allowing it to cool down. After it's cool enough I put it in it's carrying case then go to sleep. As far as what time? Usually 9-10 p.m. I like to go to bed early enough to wake up early and enjoy the morning. 
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brucesheehe
I shut pressurized lanterns down at bed time.  I light a Dietz lanterns for the all night light.
Bruce Sheehe
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xvz12
NEVAR!!!!!   MUAHAHAHAHA!      Actually, I shut mine off when I go to bed, usually about 10.  My Austramax is very nice for this, I just crack the bleeder valve, then it gives me enough time to get in bed, then goes out.
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Albertatrapper
I would have to leave mine burning till 1:30 if I actually wanted it to throw some light. Don’t really get dark here come June.
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skorpiius
I generally turn mine off when I go to bed, but before then mostly leave it at night-light levels, I go out into the wilderness to see the stars and get away from light pollution, not to create it! 😉
Chris
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Weirdnerd
Normally we use the lantern for cooking and set up, then it goes out, we like the campfire and watching the sky.
Can't sleep, squirrels will eat me....

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curlyjoe_99
IF there is no curfew it varies with the group at the site. though after it was mentioned, I may take a Dietz 40hour with a red globe or two to mark the way through the camp and to-from the lavatories

we had a small gathering at a Texas state park a couple of weeks ago and they had a quiet hour curfew at 10pm. of course there was an unauthorized generator running, music and a few lanterns going long past that time, until the ranger came by.
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arizonacamper
I don't use campgrounds unless I'm forced to. I turn two of my lanterns off after dinner. leave one running until bedtime then it shut off. I generally keep my lanterns running at a low setting. As low as you can set a 200 or 228!
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dave
arizonacamper wrote:
I don't use campgrounds unless I'm forced to. I turn two of my lanterns off after dinner. leave one running until bedtime then it shut off. I generally keep my lanterns running at a low setting. As low as you can set a 200 or 228!
i do the same, only the light needed for dinner then the campfire light is all that is needed
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Gunny Mike
Just like Lionel Ritchie sang, "all night long". I'll put them on low as at our age we have to make peek breaks at 3AM. Climbing out of a camper to pee is kind of unsafe. They are also to good to have on for killing bugs too. The skeeters got some place hot to go die. It's a safety thing for us. We have our headlamps, but the bugs just attack you.
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williamlee111
The opening day of the High Lakes fishing season was in mid April in Oregon. Pop and I used to go to where you would call a fish camp. Everybody in the camp was going to be out on the lake in their boats at the crack of dawn when fishing became legal, so pretty much all the Coleman lanterns went out at 9 p.m. in camp. 0500 comes awful early. When "dawn" broke at say 0613hrs, bait went in the water, and didn't come out unless it had a fish in place of the bait on the line. Pop was what you would call an "avid fisherman."
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mcdugal2
I turn my pressure lanterns off when I go into the pop-up for the night, but the one on the tree I turn as low as it will go and then turn off the tank valve. It will run for about another half hour and then go out when it uses up the propane in the tree...
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byegorge
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NevadaVandal
We were down on the Salmon north of Stanley, Idaho last month in a USFS CG and a car camper came over and requested a travel trailer guy turn off his generator at 8p. The sites are well spaced and the gen was not a Honda but not loud. I don't understand the intolerance to include the lanterns that has arisen in the last few years.
My 200A goes down when I turn in but if requested to turn off I would probably pull out the other 3 and run all night. If you want dark dark go some place appropriate. 3 propanes throw more lumens than 1 200a.
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lonesomedove
Lanterns out by 10:00 at night. Which is also bedtime when we go camping. 
Barton J. Redmon
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Weirdnerd
Just for cooking and dinner, I enjoy campfires and stars.
Can't sleep, squirrels will eat me....

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Glassman
We would always give the 200a one last pump at bedtime and turn the tip up to reduces the glare and go on to bed. I always remember hearing that last little pop, as the flame went out! 






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lynn225
brucesheehe wrote:
I shut pressurized lanterns down at bed time.  I light a Dietz lanterns for the all night light.


Same here.

Lynn Klingel
Huntingdon, PA

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LakeGeorge
I agree with Bruce. I think it's kind of bad form to leave a lantern burning all night if there are tenters in nearby sites.

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CdnColemanGuy
No later than 10PM at the campsite, unless someone goes to bed earlier in a tent.  When our VW group goes camping, I keep a profane on a profane tree running all night to light the way to the biffie.  The ladies appreciate that instead of stumbling around in the dark.
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JMull
OK....I admit... there are some Scotch genes in my DNA.  Ergo, I turn my lanterns off about 3-5 minutes before I turn in.  Why waste fuel?!?!
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KCSA75

When we had the pop-up camper we were next to a young family with one of those gargantuan 5vers. Just before they shut the lights out inside, a big bright porch light came on and stayed on all night.

I talked to the guy the next day and he apologized and said it must have been one of the "little ones." 

I turn the lanterns off when we go to bed, but we have an amber porch light on the camper that I normally leave on all night. 

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Dubblbubbl
Usually fire up two while cooking dinner and turn one off after the dishes are done. Then shut down the last one just before retiring to the popup for the night which is usually well before 10pm.
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SteveA
It depends. 

If nothings going on I switch to wick lanterns after dinner, I like the more subdued light. 
If I'm tinkering with a lantern, playing cards or something they go out when I'm  finished, and always when I turn in. 

I have an old "Traffic Gard" I burn for a night lite when I think I need one.

Was once next to a guy trying to get his kids to sleep, I just put a reflector on my 228 and made sure his tent was in the shadow.
Worked out just fine.
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mytrailerissmaller
Manners matter. If boondocking I may leave one on low in case if a head call. If in a campground I usually turn off because there’s usually plenty of ambient light. Good topic.
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mworley1
When out in boonies I leave at least 1-2 on all night turned on full. When in a campground I shut them off at quiet time 10 or 11PM. Common courtesy still rule our camping.
Mark
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J_Duffey
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pateco
The guys I camp with usually like to hang by the fire and have a couple of nice scotches or bourbons after the kids have gone to bed. There might even be some cards played.  I shut them off when we go to bed usually by 2:00 or 3:00 am
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ke4ljh
Last night my 242C shut itself down when it ran out of fuel. Sometime before sunrise I would guess. I think I fell asleep. It was out of fuel this morning and the valve was still open.

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dbhost
Asbestos wrote:
If you're in a public campground (State park, USFS, etc. ) so you're kind of near people what time do you shut the lights down?  Just wondering because last summer someone had a few going until like 1:30AM. 


I've had a few nights ruined by people refusing to turn off their lanterns when they went to bed. One time on a 5 day group trip, after repeated requests, and visits from the park ranger, a neighboring camper left his lantern on full tilt and went to bed. One of the single dads in our group got fed up with the neighbors lantern keeping his kids awake, went and grabbed the offending lantern, turned it off, waited for it to cool off, and disassembled it and left it on the campsite picnic table. 

I'm not saying what he did was right, but I certainly understand the anger.  If you need light to see your way to the loo at 2 A.M., use a flash light. If you are staying up playing cards and whatnot, fine, turn the lantern DOWN, or block the light from neighboring sites... Just a little courtesy goes a long way...

Now to answer the original question. When do I turn my lanterns off? No later than 10:00 P.M. unless I am nowhere near others. If I am boondocking far off of a lonely beach, with no chance of my lanterns light assaulting others eyes and interrupting their enjoyment, I will leave it on all night. I do agree with the above comment about mosquitoes dying at the hot latnern. Better than a bug light at home...
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twkundrat
Campground manners that I grew up with seem to have gone by the wayside at a lot of the places I've been for the last several years.  I usually try to shut down lanterns and quiet down by 9:00 or 10:00.  We'll usually stay up until 11:00 or 12:00 sitting around the fire and QUIETLY talking.  One that really gets my blood boiling is people playing their radio until the wee hours of the morning.  Glad I'll be out in the boonies this weekend instead of a campground!
-Tim

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xdmkii
I think a blaring radio is quite rude at a campground regardless of the hour. Lanterns are best turned down after dinner. You should have a campfire going by this point and I'd rather watch that and chat with others. If you need to go potty, there's headlamps and flashlights for that. 
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outlawmws
All or most of them on from dark to after dinner, then all off but one, possibly two after that;  unless we decide to stargaze.  Mostly we don't have any other neighbors in camp.  (Big Preference for dispersed camping)

Usually only one in the predawn (I'm always up before dawn...)
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Coldwaterpaddler
Almost all of my camping is backpacking or river trips, so it has been rare that I even bother bringing a lantern of any type. LED headlamps are about it. That's mostly the reason I'm a stovie.

But, since the question was about what is done in state parts and forest service campgrounds, etc., I'd say we throttle everything back by 10pm. Lantern goes to low if used, bring down the voices as best as we can, put the guitar away, etc.
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dave
When i get tired
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