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Old 06-01-2005, 05:12 PM   #1
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So what do you do about reservations? We stayed home for Memorial Day weekend after about the sixth place I tried was booked. Do you have to plan your stays a year ahead?? I thought the "freedom" of RVing included a loose itinerary. Since we're traveling with kids, I don't want to load up without a good chance of finding a place to stay.

I don't have reservations for July 4th weekend yet either and I'm pretty nervous about it. I'd rather not work around the house again. Do you have ideas?
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So what do you do about reservations? We stayed home for Memorial Day weekend after about the sixth place I tried was booked. Do you have to plan your stays a year ahead?? I thought the "freedom" of RVing included a loose itinerary. Since we're traveling with kids, I don't want to load up without a good chance of finding a place to stay.

I don't have reservations for July 4th weekend yet either and I'm pretty nervous about it. I'd rather not work around the house again. Do you have ideas?
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Old 06-01-2005, 05:26 PM   #3
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Welcome Tony 566, yes for the holiday weekends you always have to book about 1 year in advance. That is the time when most people go camping. CAn you try close to home? What about state parks on a first come first serve basis, I don't know how VA handles that. Good luck
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Tony 566,

I also like the spontanous trips, however at least for holiday weekends you might try this site ...

http://www.reserveamerica.com/jsp/co...s/usamaps.html

it's for using the reservation system, but also gives you some ideas for campgrounds. I used it the Tuesday before Memorial day to find a spot here in Colorado.

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Old 06-06-2005, 08:42 AM   #5
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Welcome Howard Rawley. Thanks for the info, so you snuck in and didn't want to get welcomed? I found you any way and WELCOME
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Old 06-07-2005, 05:33 PM   #6
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Make reservations now for July 4th weekend. I'm sorry to say that there is really no other answer. I too was almost left out for Memorial Day weekend. The group I was camping with had all reserved full-hook up, pull-through sites. When I called to book my site, the receptionist told me that there were no sites left with my group of friends. I was bummed. Then the friend who headed up the campout emailed me to say that there were W/E sites available near their sites. I was happy again and made my reservation pronto!

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They just started taking reservations at Kentucky State Parks this season. It has been a real mess so far! It will take a season or two to get it running smoothly. They really needed ti do it though. On a holiday weekend, you would have to have your campsite the weekend before and have a camper on it to get one for the holiday. That was quite expensive to pay for a site all week that you weren't using. It was getting vicious! I really think reservations are the best way to go in the long run. I do feel that they should hold back some sites for people who just want to go on the spur of the moment.
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I reserve only for our destination places. A destination place is defined as one week stay (or more). All other stops are done after lunch on the day of arrival. We do not RV during major holidays.
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Holidays are when all the non-campers come out of the woodwork. There is no other way out of it. Our IRV2 group (Pond Piggies) just finished making 8 reservations for Memorial Day weekend last week. We were lucky to get the last few sites at a northwestern state park. I guess if your able to plan your off days way a head of time it works out for ya. If it wasn't for our group of IRV2'er getting the ball rolling way ahead of time we would not camp Holiday weekends. We as of yet have never camped the 4th of July Weekend.
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