Is it okay to have little bit of lighting outside my tent all night long?

QuestionsCategory: CampingIs it okay to have little bit of lighting outside my tent all night long?
Matt asked 2 years ago

I like camping. I want to get outdoors more. There are sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night in my tent and get very scared. I think it would help if I have a small led lamp going on outside my tent. Would that be okay? I am talking about campground camping, not backcountry. I understand that lighting can be distracting for other campers near by, but I want to know if its okay to have a small LED light (not that bright)? Will the park officials object?

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Clare answered 2 years ago

Matt, 
This is likely not a problem at a campground. Many people have solar lanterns etc. on their campsites. However, once you’re inside your tent, you may not be able to see the light very well, but perhaps just knowing it’s there is good enough. 

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