due to the fact that the noisy side is like a huge frat party, with loud music, fireworks and naked people It is really loud and obnoxious and impossible to sleep unless you pass out from to much alcohol. We would have unwanted vistors in our campsite too. They seem to flock around people they know would prefer to be left alone. Plus with the kids, I just feel better on the quieter side. We can still drink, stay up late around the campfire, talking etc. We just won't be able to blare music and if you want to run around naked, well as long as you are not too loud I don't think it would be a problem. LOL! Trust me after a day on the river drinking or even not drinking with these people around you will be happy to be on the quiet side. LOL! John, just let me know. And you can scavenger some wood, but you can't cut down anything and since it is a busy campsite, it is hard to find big pieces. We usually make the kids gather kindling though. Oh, Laura, Congratulations! I am still trying to get my husband to quit, but I don't press him. Our friend had that laser accupunture type thing done that they do behind the ear. It has worked for him. It is around $150. I think give or take.