Monday, June 5, 2023


Have you already made one or more campsite reservations for next summer?

Are you preparing for the upcoming summer camping season by already reserving places to stay? Have you made at least one reservation for the upcoming season that begins Memorial Day weekend and ends Labor Day?

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Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.


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4 years ago

If I need reservations, it usually means it’s a popular, crowded place. Exactly the opposite of what I consider a quality camping experience. I’ll take boondocking every time!

Al & Sharon
4 years ago

I made our reservation for 2019 on May 1st 2018, well over a year in advance. This is for Yellowstone NP. May 1st is when the reservation system opens for the following year.

4 years ago

After ten years of full-timing, we’ve found places we most enjoy returning to, so we make reservations about a year ahead of time. One place is so popular, they’re starting to “pencil in” people two years in advance because their reservation system only allows a year. I think of other places I’d like to visit, but decide not to because I know they’ll be crazy crowded. We’ve started making long-term reservations (a month or so), then taking a few days within that month to visit other places, staying in motels. Works for us!

Captn John
4 years ago

CGs are overcrowded in summer, too much noise and too many whiners. We start in September and stop in May.

Nancy Michaels
4 years ago

We enjoy spending Memorial Day weekend with 3 other couples camping in a chosen Nebraska State Park. The day we fold up and head for home, we decide which park will be our next year destination and make group reservations. Before our trip we sit down and decide who will be responsible for which meals and devotions. It’s a cinch to know just what we will need without packing up the whole kitchen! Makes it much easier to enjoy our company and surroundings!

4 years ago

Cant reserve boondocking sites… I avoid campgrounds like the plague

Gene Bjerke
4 years ago

We have had so much trouble trying to get reservations, even 11 months ahead of time (Florida state parks) that we have given up. We are usually able to find something. This last year we traveled on the “shoulder” season and had no problems. We also spend a lot of time far away from popular attractions.

4 years ago

We own our summer lot, so no reservation is needed. However, it takes us four days to get to our resort lot and will need to make reservations at rv parks along the way. In the past we typically make those reservations as soon as we know what date we will be leaving….normally about a week in advance. We have made reservations at those rv parks on the day of arrival without being told there is no room for us.

4 years ago

While we have not made any reservations for the “summer”, we have made several reservations from February through April.

Bob Godfrey
4 years ago

No summer reservations but since we winter in Florida and there are more and more snowbirds arriving each year in RVs we have made our reservations for next year’s winter already.

Tommy Molnar
4 years ago

While I DID check “no” in the survey, we do make a reservation for the annual Northwood Owner’s Group gathering in La Grande, OR. After that, we just cruise and stop. Always manage to find someplace to land. And since we’re basically boondockers, our eyes look for different ‘signs’ of camping possibilities. And being out west helps a lot . . . .

4 years ago

Parks I usually reserve have a 6 Month window so I will start reserving for August in February.

Jean C
4 years ago

We are heading to areas that fill up quickly since the season is so short. Our reservations are for long term, 2 months in one campground and 1 month in another. Since we are staying more than a few nights reservations are necessary since the campgrounds fill for certain weeks because of festivals or other special week long events.

4 years ago

Favorite place fills up a year in advance for prime spots. Lake Siskiyou in the shadow of Mount Shasta, California.

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