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austinjenna

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Posted: 04/10/19 05:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Been that way for a long time. Don’t know why you think you can get a spot for 3 weeks with no reservations? That is just not possible........even 30 years ago


I agree. You might have to change your trips from just winging it to a more planned out approach.



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Posted: 04/10/19 07:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It all depends on what you want to do.
1: Peace of mind by living by reservation. (until life happens and you miss a date!)
2: Play it by ear and be prepared to adjust on the fly.

Either way, you're STILL out (hopefully) enjoying your RV.[emoticon]


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One of the beauties of a motorhome is that we are self contained and for a night or two we can use a rest area or a walmart on our trip. I have stayed at them when traveling but also one time when I just went out for the weekend and could not find a campground. We toured in our 24 foot class C then. I also hav e used this in my bigger Foretravels the same way.


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We are winding down on a 3 month road trip. We try to stay in state parks and coe parks as much as possible. I had to scramble several times with reservations. Even where we are now we had to wait for a cancellation to add 2 days to our stay.

I tried to find a public campground somewhere near I-10 close to the Alabama Mississippi state line, no luck. So the extra 2 days here and a night on the road.


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Posted: 04/19/19 05:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

charming wrote:

I tried to find a public campground somewhere near I-10 close to the Alabama Mississippi state line, no luck. So the extra 2 days here and a night on the road.


Did you try the casino in Waveland. They have a parking lot with hookups right on the Gulf.





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Spring comes early in Texas, too early.

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Another thing is that some private campgrounds have switched to a majority of seasonal sites. Guaranteed income all season, less costly as most require the seasonal campers to mow their own lawns reducing costs of gas and hourly employee pay.

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Just got back from 3 weeks in the Hill Country hitting 7 Texas State Parks. All were full on weekends and most were near full during the week. Lot's of folks from up north spending time in Texas, but just lots of locals spending time in the parks.

Texas SP's went to site specific reservation system in Feb and it was amazing how many sites were reserved but unoccupied. I'm sure this will improve as cancellation penalties have increased.

I've been visiting Texas State Parks for 40 years and would not attempt to plan a trip nowdays without reservations. But.......I'm finding the same thing in most other surrounding states. Camping ain't what it used to be.

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dryfly wrote:

Just got back from 3 weeks in the Hill Country hitting 7 Texas State Parks. All were full on weekends and most were near full during the week. Lot's of folks from up north spending time in Texas, but just lots of locals spending time in the parks.

Texas SP's went to site specific reservation system in Feb and it was amazing how many sites were reserved but unoccupied. I'm sure this will improve as cancellation penalties have increased.

I've been visiting Texas State Parks for 40 years and would not attempt to plan a trip nowdays without reservations. But.......I'm finding the same thing in most other surrounding states. Camping ain't what it used to be.

We probably crossed paths on our travels through the Hill country. It appears that Fredericksburg TX has become the place to go.

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We just returned last week from the Hill Country. Wild flowers were every where. The Texas parks are insanely crowded. Especially on the weekends. We had to resort to a private campground (which in most cases we are anti) for the final weekend in Texas, cause we didn't plan far enough ahead.
All in all a good trip and a really nice state to visit. Interesting places all over. Ready to do it again.


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