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Old 07-24-2015, 07:46 PM   #21
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That's what happens when you bring in private contractors to run public parks!
if govt was running it, spaces would be double booked and the website would be down more often then not
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Old 07-24-2015, 07:59 PM   #22
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Trying to push for State Parks to allow advanced reservations by state residents before out of state campers ....one of our favorite county parks allows county residents to book 7 months in advance, everyone else is 6 months.
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:06 PM   #23
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rsdata: We do not use state parks we use Gov parks. States rip you off as they hired a contractor much like the feds however believe it or not the feds do not charge a fee. We have yet to pay a fee for any CG Fed included. As I mentioned using my trusty GS book we can find about any camp ground to our liking and makes reservations on line or by calling with no fees tacked on. Those that are into the world of electronics you pay to play. Later RJD
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:19 PM   #24
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LA state is $6 you pay even if you drive up with no reservation.





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Old 07-24-2015, 08:27 PM   #25
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One of our favorite parks is "Gov" and it charges fees like the State Parks:

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest - Kachess Campground
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:31 PM   #26
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What are they thinking. Business is better in the camping business and they try to gouge you when ever they can.
It's BECAUSE business is better that they're "gouging" you. If business was bad, they'd be discounting it. Supply and Demand. When demand goes up more than supply, the price goes up. You have to make hay while the sun shines!
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:34 PM   #27
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I do not know what a GS book is... can you enlighten me?

I use a laptop to do all my online reservations... my iPhone 5 screen is too small to read to be any good for me, although I do use it to tether my laptop for WiFi.

I reserved through ReserveAmerica two spots that are Fed campgrounds recently near and in the Everglades for January (6 month reservation window)... you are right there was no fee charged for the reservations, and my Senior discount made it priced right!

Last 4/1/2015 I used RA and there was no fee charged. I used it again just yesterday and I see the $6.70 fee charged for a FL St park.

I'm not bitchin... the FL St Parks have all been very nice and are reasonably priced for a "gated" community. I have never had trouble in any of the FL parks in the last 4 years that I have used them.
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RE: Sites in Florida- I wanted to spend some time in the Florida Keys so, as soon as reservations opened up, was at my computer with my fingers on the reserve keys by 7:45 am every morning for 3 straight weeks. Forget it! I never could get in. There has to be a way that other people are making reservations that I just don't know about.
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RE: Sites in Florida- I wanted to spend some time in the Florida Keys so, as soon as reservations opened up, was at my computer with my fingers on the reserve keys by 7:45 am every morning for 3 straight weeks. Forget it! I never could get in. There has to be a way that other people are making reservations that I just don't know about.
i think they pay for the site for 3week and get a refund later. Not sure thats the case. We were looking at Long Key. Same thing no luck
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I wanted to spend some time in the Florida Keys
You and 5,000 other people all online at 8AM!

I was successful 2 times in getting a spot at Bahia Honda in October, but not this past year... I don't even try for Jan-March... It is getting almost as bad for any SP in FL in the winter.
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