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
Alaska AK: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/campsitelist.htm
Arizona AZ: https://azstateparks.com/reserve/
Arkansas AR: https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/accommodations/camping
California CA: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1023
Colorado CO: https://cpw.state.co.us/buyapply/pages/reservations.aspx
Connecticut CT: https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/State-Parks/Camping/Campground-Reservation-Service—-CT-State-Parks-and-Forests
Delaware DE: https://destateparks.com/reservations/
Florida FL: https://reserve.floridastateparks.org/Web/Default.aspx
Georgia GA: https://gastateparks.org/reservations
Hawaii HI: https://camping.ehawaii.gov/camping/welcome.html
Idaho ID: https://idahostateparks.reserveamerica.com/
Illinois IL: https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/Parks/Camp/Pages/Reservation-Information.aspx
Indiana IN: https://indianastateparks.reserveamerica.com/
Iowa IA: https://iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com/onsaleCampgroundSearchResult.do?onsaleCode=IAStateParksWeekends&sortType=ByCabinAvailability
Kansas KS: https://ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks/Reservations
Kentucky KY: https://parks.ky.gov/parks/reservecampground
Louisiana LA: https://www.lastateparks.com/
Maine ME: https://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/camping/reservations/index.shtml
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/
Missouri MO: https://mostateparks.com/page/54942/camping-reservation-system
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/
Ohio OH: https://www.reserveohio.com/OhioCampWeb/
Oklahoma OK: https://www.travelok.com/state-parks/bookings
Oregon OR: https://stateparks.oregon.gov/index.cfm?do=reserve.make
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
Texas TX: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/park-reservation-information/reservations
Utah UT: https://utahstateparks.reserveamerica.com/
Vermont VT: https://www.vtstateparks.com/reservations.html
Virginia VA: https://virginiastateparks.reserveamerica.com/
Washington WA: https://parks.state.wa.us/223/Reservations
West Virginia WV: https://wvstateparks.com/everything-you-need-to-know-to-reserve-a-campsite-at-wv-state-parks/
Wisconsin WI: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/parks/camping
Wyoming WY: https://wyoparks.wyo.gov/index.php/permits-reservations/reservations
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.