Navigating the websites to book campsites at our national parks can be tricky. However, by following these three simples steps you can reserve the best places to camp this summer—even at America’s most popular national parks.
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Getting the best campsites in our busiest national parks starts by knowing when dates become available. Yosemite books exactly 5 months out on the 15th of each month.
If you’re planning a spring or summer camping trip to one of our national parks, now is the time to book your campsite reservations. Whether you’re hoping to camp in the Yosemite Valley or along the Virgin River in Zion, navigating the complicated and competitive online reservation system for US national parks can be tricky, but making advance reservations is worth it.
While most parks have first-come, first-served campground options, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes from securing reservations using the parks’ online reservation system. Your planning needs to begin more than six months ahead of your trip, however, as campgrounds fill up quickly, making it necessary to reserve on the very first day available to you.
Here’s how to book the campsite you want in three easy steps along with some quick tips that will help you formulate a solid back-up plan if your first-choice dates are taken.