|Above, The Beast at the Springfield, Missouri KOA. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
The Los Angeles Times has one of the better newspaper Travel sections (in the Sunday editions) around. It used to be better, but it is still good.
Online, they have a new article on "How To Reserve A Campsite".
It begins with:
Ready to go camping? Don’t start packing the car just yet. Your trip begins with your computer and/or your phone.
“Campsites in California are very popular and can book up quickly, so making reservations as far in advance as possible is recommended, especially for national parks like Yosemite and Joshua Tree,” Scott Ammons, REI’s Southern California outdoor programs and outreach manager, said in an email.
“Each park system has different policies about how far in advance they will take reservations, so go online and take a look.”
Online booking sites let you reserve by showing you the location and sometimes photos of individual sites. (Do you really want to camp next to the outhouse?)
The best strategy is to find out when the reservation window opens for the campground you want and try to book on that day.The article includes websites and, in some cases, phone numbers to make campsite reservations for public and private campgrounds.
To read more, go here.