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Old 03-23-2016, 08:37 PM   #1
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Question Western states campgroung reservations

How important is it to make reservations for our 35' TT traveling through Colorado and south Utah in August?
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:57 PM   #2
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Hard to answer...depends on what kind of parks you plan on staying and where.

We have done it many times with our 40' motorhome but we love dry camping in national forest campgrounds or boondocking on forest or BLM land. It takes some planning and lots of research and you need to be flexible. If you're on a 2-week vacation then it's advisable to get reservations if you really want to be somewhere in particular.
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:03 PM   #3
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My experience says "yes"! It's not fun to do an Easter egg hunt in those areas in summer and end up in the dregs or boondocks
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It depends on where you want to stay and for how long. Bear in mind this is the 100th anniversary of the Nat'l Parks and there is a lot of hype about visiting them. I know Utah has been advertising heavily on TV around here. If you have definite travel dates it doesn't hurt to have reservations.

Good luck and Happy Trails!!
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Wondering if this is my cousin in Iowa. If so, greetings from Oregon and see you in August. Send me a note and I can provide some assistance.

If you are going to the popular attractions such as the national parks, Durango, or Colorado Springs, you probably want reservations during the summer.
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As mentioned - it depends!

If you want to hit say Zion, or Bryce during these peak times of the year - they can fill up fast. Both, have some areas you can reserve (mostly private operations) and both have 1st come 1st served campgrounds too... So those can be a crap shoot.

Colorado area fills up fast this time the year. The Colorado State Parks have good parks in their systems, and suggest the yearly pass pays for itself within a short period of time.

If going to Colorado Springs area, highly recommend getting reservations for the Cheyenne Mountain State Park... Well done!!!

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Old 03-24-2016, 08:08 PM   #7
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We never make reservations, unless we are going somewhere specific for an extended stay. The reason we don't is when we travel we never really plan on where we are going to end up or how long we will drive for the day. We have always been able to find a nice CG, mostly private ones, but occasionally State CG's too, to stay in. I guess if you know exactly where you will be traveling to each day it wouldn't hurt. If you don't make reservations I would just suggest looking for a spot early afternoon, rather than waiting till late in the evening.
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Like others have said, it depends on where and accommodations you are willing to accept. With our coach size we are somewhat restricted as to where we can stay and when I called in Feb, I got the next to last spot at a campground near Montrose, CO for an August stay.
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I'd say it's pretty important. You got a big rig, and all the families are out getting in their last days of camping. It's the way it is. Unless you want to camp at WalMart!
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