Chapter 7: Campground Info
Let’s talk about how you find campgrounds. This will be generic enough to be used anywhere in the US.
National Park System: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/index.htm
Listing of the website for each state in alpha order by state name.
Alabama AL: https://www.alapark.com/camping
Arizona AZ: https://azstateparks.com/reserve/
California CA: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1023
Delaware DE: https://destateparks.com/reservations/
Georgia GA: https://gastateparks.org/reservations
Indiana IN: https://indianastateparks.reserveamerica.com/
Kentucky KY: https://parks.ky.gov/parks/reservecampground
Louisiana LA: https://www.lastateparks.com/
Maryland MD: https://parkreservations.maryland.gov/
Massachusetts MA: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/reserve-a-campsite
Michigan MI: https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/parksandtrails/#list
Minnesota MN: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/camping/index.html
Mississippi MS: https://mississippistateparks.reserveamerica.com/
Montana MT: https://montanastateparks.reserveamerica.com/
Nebraska NE: https://nebraskastateparks.reserveamerica.com/
Nevada NV: http://parks.nv.gov/
New Hampshire NH: https://newhampshirestateparks.reserveamerica.com/
New Jersey NJ: https://www.njportal.com/DEP/NJOutdoors
New Mexico NM: https://newmexicostateparks.reserveamerica.com/
New York NY: https://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com/
North Carolina NC: https://northcarolinastateparks.reserveamerica.com/
North Dakota ND: https://www.parkrec.nd.gov/
Oklahoma OK: https://www.travelok.com/state-parks/bookings
Pennsylvania PA: https://pennsylvaniastateparks.reserveamerica.com/
Rhode Island RI: https://rhodeislandstateparks.reserveamerica.com/
South Carolina SC: https://reserve.southcarolinaparks.com/
South Dakota SD: https://gfp.sd.gov/camp/
Tennessee TN: https://tnstateparks.com/about/reservations
Vermont VT: https://www.vtstateparks.com/reservations.html
Virginia VA: https://virginiastateparks.reserveamerica.com/
Washington WA: https://parks.state.wa.us/223/Reservations
Wisconsin WI: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/parks/camping
There is no single way to find “just” private campground but if you’re into looking via a particular area, see the paragraph below and look at the first two websites.
Ways to find campgrounds
First off, let’s look at “free” ways to find campgrounds (these are not free to stay but free to search but some of them are free to stay also). My favorite is the first on the list, why? It shows reviews and you can sometimes find those out of the way, mom & pop type campgrounds that are not booked solid all season long.
Now that you’ve found spot what will you need to tell the campground, so have this info readily available before making online reservation or before calling them.
Type of RV: Class A, B, C, Travel Trailer, 5Th Wheel, Popup, Teardrop, etc.
Length of your RV.
Age of your RV (yes, some campgrounds have limits of how old a RV can be to stay at the campground).
Type of electric needed: 50, 30, 20 or 15 Amps.
Number of slides, which side they are on and how far they go out.
Whether you prefer a pull-in site, back-in site or it does not matter.