With so many jumping on the bandwagon and buying RVs in recent years, it should come as no surprise that it’s becoming difficult to find a campsite. Many campgrounds love that their sites are in such high demand. However, this is leaving quite a few unhappy campers that can’t seem to make a reservation.
While many campgrounds were typically full during holiday weekends or peak seasons, fully booked campgrounds are becoming the norm. This change is forcing those looking to camp to adjust how and when they make their reservations.
Many RVers are finding that to get a campground reservation; they need to plan for at least six months in advance. You’ll need to stretch this out to nine to twelve months if you plan to camp on a holiday weekend or in a popular tourist location.
This means although there are tons of new RVs hitting the roads, we’re not seeing thousands upon thousands of new campsites becoming available. So even if you plan or get lucky and snag a campsite, don’t be surprised if the campground is nearly full.
- Pre Plan Your Trips and Stops - Be Prepared to Reserve with a Deposit - Make Note of RV Reservation Cancellation Policies and Fees - Book Longer Stays to Save Money
If none of these sounds like viable options, you may need to try some alternative camping methods. This could be through memberships like Harvest Hosts, Boondockers Welcome, or even finding campgrounds that are less in demand.
If you enjoy free camping and the thrill of winging it, you could always try boondocking. This often means camping on public lands without hookups or any amenities. You’ll need to bring everything you need with you, but it can provide a tremendous amount of privacy and space in some pretty epic camping locations.