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Camping News

Covid-19 Campground Reopening Update

Many US Forest Service, BLM and CORE campgrounds are starting to reopen in May, including those in California, Arizona, Montana, Utah and other states. Campgrounds at State Parks (and a few National Parks) are reopening too. Campgrounds in Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Zion, Glacier and Yellowstone remain closed. Palisades State Park (SD) California State Parks and […]

Yosemite National Park Reopening Soon

Updated (May 27, 2020): Keep your fingers crossed, but Yosemite National Park is hoping to open again in early June if it receives federal approval or permission from the state. Campgrounds and lodging will reopen. Day visitors will be required to purchase an entry ticket in advance at Recreation.gov. Hiking trails, including the Half Dome […]

Sedona Area Campgrounds to Reopen May 20, 2020

Good news on the Covid-campground closure front. Sedona area campgrounds will reopen on May 20. These include Cave Springs, Manzanita and Pine Flat campgrounds. All three are along Oak Creek – in Oak Creek Canyon.  You can expect other USFS campgrounds in Arizona (and other states) to open up later in May and early June. […]

U.S. National Park Status COVID-19

The U.S. National Park Service has either closed or limited access to many of the National Parks in an effort to help contain the spread of COIVD-19 (Coronavirus).  Those that remain open are waiving entrance fees, but with limited operations and services within the park. These include the closures of public buildings such as visitor […]

California State Parks Closes All Campgrounds

California State Parks announced today (March 17) the temporary closure of all campgrounds in the state park system to support state and local efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Non-campground outdoor areas of the state parks, including trails and beaches, will remain open. Restrooms will also remain open in non-campground areas. Guided tours, […]

Updated Valley Of Fire State Park Campsite Photos

We have updated Valley Of Fire State Park campsite photos (Oct, 2019) for both Atlatl Rock and Arch Rock campgrounds.   These are popular first-come, first-serve campgrounds and it’s a good idea to see what the campsites look like before you visit. Campsites will typically sell out from October through mid May, especially on weekends […]

Leo Carrillo and Malibu Creek Campgrounds Now Open For Camping – New Photos!

Leo Carrillo & Malibu Creek campgrounds are now open for camping, roughly 7 months after the Woolsey Fire burned through much of both parks and around the campgrounds. Fortunately, firefighters were able to keep the flames away from the campgrounds at both State Parks. Woolsey Fire The Woolsey Fire started on November 8, 2018 and […]

What’s your opinion about Bots making campground reservations?

What’s your opinion about Bots making campground reservations? Over the last several years programmers have been competing to build faster and more powerful bots in order to secure reservations at restaurants, theaters, concerts, hotels and campsites. Today, these bots are grabbing campsite reservations within seconds of when they become available. As a result, ‘humans’ are having […]

Campground Status – Woolsey Fire

Campground Status – Woolsey Fire Leo Carrillo State Park and Malibu Creek State Park have been closed until further notice due to the Woolsey Fire. The fire burned through the campgrounds and burned several structures. Also, Thornhill Broome and Sycamore Canyon campgrounds (in Point Mugu State Park) are closed due to the fire. If you […]