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MENU lawsuit dismissed by plaintiffs

Wilson, et al., v. Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., et al. dismissed

The plaintiffs who filed suit against Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., the campground reservations system operator, have voluntarily dismissed their case. The proceedings in Wilson, et al. v. Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., et al., ended on September 25, 2023, when the plaintiffs dismissed the case after a lengthy discovery process.

Attorney Glenn E. Chappell of the Washington, D.C., firm of Tycko & Zavareei LLP, filed the lawsuit on January 11, 2023, on behalf of plaintiffs Robyn Wilson, Tamera Streeter, Dana Oliver, Kirsten Jones, Natalia Loginova, Josh Berger, and Nick Lauritzen. Court filings sought to certify all users as a plaintiff class. The principal complaint was over so-called “junk fees” charged by in the campground reservation process.

Throughout the nearly nine months of pretrial motions and discovery, a particular point of contention was the confidentiality of information contained in the contract between Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. As is usually the case with government contractors whose contracts specify trade practices, costs, pricing of services, and fees, Booz Allen sought to keep the information confidential, citing competition for the major contract.

Booz Allen statement about

Both parties to the lawsuit were contacted to provide information and context for the plaintiffs’ voluntary dismissal. Tycko & Zavareei did not respond to the request. A Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. spokesperson provided RV Travel with the following statement on the development:

We are pleased with the plaintiffs’ appropriate decision to withdraw this matter after learning about Booz Allen’s important role in supporting the Recreation One-Stop program. We are immensely proud of how Booz Allen has developed and supported, and of the significant value that the Recreation One-Stop program offers to the public in preserving our national parks. Booz Allen continues to bring value across the entire platform, replacing time-intensive manual processes and helping the program to equitably accommodate Americans’ growing demand for visitation to national parks.

From October 2021-2022 alone, facilitated more than 10 million reservations – nearly triple the number of reservations three years ago. It also added 7,400 new activities and experiences, received 47 million visitors, and saw the creation of 3+ million user accounts. As demand has increased, the efficiencies of have enabled rangers to spend more time with visitors, reduced overcrowding in parks, and lowered facilities’ administrative costs – ultimately improving visitors’ overall experiences while preserving our environment.

As always, Booz Allen is focused on our mission of supporting our clients and strengthening how the U.S. government serves millions of Americans every day. remains an outstanding example of the benefits that innovative, outcomes-based contracting models can deliver for the federal government, industry and citizens.

No specific reason was given for the plaintiffs’ dismissal of their case, leaving the matter ripe for speculation that during the request for production of documents process, plaintiffs did not discover evidence of their claim about the so-called “junk fees” and were thus lacking a valid claim.


Randall Brink
Randall Brink
Randall Brink is an author hailing from Idaho. He has written many fiction and non-fiction books, including the critically acclaimed Lost Star: The Search for Amelia Earhart. He is the screenwriter for the new Grizzly Adams television series and the feature film Goldfield. Randall Brink has a diverse background not only as a book author, Hollywood screenwriter and script doctor, but also as an airline captain, chief executive, and Alaska bush pilot.



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Neal Davis (@guest_255639)
1 month ago

Thank you, Randall. So glad that the plaintiffs eventually understood the cost structure.

Mikal H (@guest_255201)
2 months ago

“…reduced overcrowding in parks…”

:-))))))) They forgot to add, “created world peace and solved global warming” to their statement of the greatness of their achievements! 🙂

Bill Byerly (@guest_255137)
2 months ago

Thanks for the report Randall….

Mike Willoughby (@guest_255062)
2 months ago

I have used several times and have yet to see anything resembling extra fees. Don’t know what others are seeing. My cost when I check out is simply daily rate x days. Last stay was $30 per night x 7 nights = $210. No additional costs, no tax, no nuthin.

John (@guest_255058)
2 months ago

The company that manages it should get a certain (small percentage) of the advertised camping fee. They should not be allowed to add on extra fees!

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