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Old 02-03-2019, 06:27 AM   #1
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Reservations at Florida State Parks

Does anyone have any tips on how to secure a winter reservation at the Florida State Parks? I tried the online at 8am and they were all gone. Any tricks?
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Watch for cancellations, they are constant.
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I saw mention of this website on the YouTube Channel "Embracing Detours". The website is called "Wandering Labs :: Reserve", and the URL is https://reserve-beta.wanderinglabs.com/. It's used to find open sites at places you wish to go, but can't because the park is booked. As the website explains, you say where you want to camp, select a date range, and receive a notification when a site becomes available. For example, submit a request to stay at Bahia Honda State Park in Florida for 5 consecutive nights anytime between January 1 and March 1. The site will check the reservation website every few minutes and if a site becomes available you will receive an email.

Now, I have not used the site, not do I know if it's free or by subscription; but, you might want to check it out if you want to do State Parks in FL. And let us know how it works for you.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:48 PM   #4
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They have a 11 month booking window.

At 7:45 of the morning, 11 months, to the day of your planned stay, find your CG and pick a site.

At 7:58, start hitting reserve this site. You'll get a message that its to early, but then say OK and do it again and again.

On dry runs, I actually booked and the canceled sites at Biaha Honda in the Keys.

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You can only stay at Florida State Parks 14 days. https://www.reserveamerica.com To make your reservations
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I think most Florida State Parks hold a few sites back for walk ups.
You might try that. They may have local commercial park info that you can try while you keep trying for a walk up.
A lot also depends on how big you are. Many parks have very few spots, if any, for larger rigs.
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Does anyone have any tips on how to secure a winter reservation at the Florida State Parks? I tried the online at 8am and they were all gone. Any tricks?

I guess it depends on what you mean by "winter reservation". If you mean a continuous stay beyond 14 days, it's prohibited. If you mean 2 weeks, it's possible. If you mean stay in 1 park and don't mind multiple sites, it's more likely. A lot depends on RV size. Read all of the Florida State Park rules ... it's rather complex.
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FL State Park

https://volunteers.floridastateparks.org/
If youíre willing to do a little work while at the state park you can stay from 3 to 4 months.
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I find that picking a one day stay with flexible length of stay will bring up all the available sites on the CG and you can see when and where the openings are. You may be able to move between sites and make it work for your entire desired time frame, or you can book at least some of your desired days. You can also look to see openings at other nearby parks. It can take a lot of looking to find an opening anywhere over the winter.
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I find that picking a one day stay with flexible length of stay will bring up all the available sites on the CG and you can see when and where the openings are. You may be able to move between sites and make it work for your entire desired time frame, or you can book at least some of your desired days. You can also look to see openings at other nearby parks. It can take a lot of looking to find an opening anywhere over the winter.

FLSP rules:
  • During periods of high demand, the maximum length of a camping or cabin stay is 14 nights. After 14 nights, the camper must leave the park for at least three nights before returning for a new stay.
  • Based on availability and once the camper is registered and on-site, the Park Manager or designee, at their discretion, may extend a camperís current stay up to an additional 14 nights. Maximum continuous length of stay in any one park is 28 nights.
  • Campers are permitted up to 56 nights total occupancy in any one park in each six month period, defined as October 1st - March 31st and April 1st - September 30th.
So, regardless of how many times you move in a park, you normally can only stay 14 days. Note that the 6 month restriction is defined and not a "rolling" 6 months ... it does not start on your 1st day of occupancy.


https://www.floridastateparks.org/re...on-information
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FLSP rules:
  • During periods of high demand, the maximum length of a camping or cabin stay is 14 nights. After 14 nights, the camper must leave the park for at least three nights before returning for a new stay.
  • Based on availability and once the camper is registered and on-site, the Park Manager or designee, at their discretion, may extend a camperís current stay up to an additional 14 nights. Maximum continuous length of stay in any one park is 28 nights.
  • Campers are permitted up to 56 nights total occupancy in any one park in each six month period, defined as October 1st - March 31st and April 1st - September 30th.
So, regardless of how many times you move in a park, you normally can only stay 14 days. Note that the 6 month restriction is defined and not a "rolling" 6 months ... it does not start on your 1st day of occupancy.


https://www.floridastateparks.org/re...on-information
I did not intend to imply that my method would allow you to stay more than the rules allow. When you enter a week long stay period or more durring the winter, you will probably not be shown any sites at all. When you enter one day and flexible time period, that lets you see all the spots available and what days they are acutally open. Once you know that, you can book what is available.
Finding a few days here and there Sunday through Thursday is often possible. Finding anything for Friday and Saturday is highly unlikely.
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