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Minnesota State Parks Campsite Availability Alerts

Minnesota State Parks campsite availability alerts are now available with Campsite Assist. Campers can get a text & email alert when a campsite becomes available at all Minnesota State Park campgrounds that take reservations. Minneopa State Park All you need to do is click on the Campsite Assist tab to get started. You can also […]

Campers Beware – The Bots Are Back

Campers Beware – The Bots Are Back Remember back in the good old days when you looked forward to getting up early to try and reserve a campsite?  Or how about way back in the day when all you could do was call the reservation agency to reserve your camping vacation for the summer?  More […]

Yosemite Campgrounds Open for 2021

Yosemite Campgrounds Open for 2021: In case you missed it, Yosemite National Park opened up additional campgrounds for camping!  Now you can make a reservation and camp at Upper Pines, Lower Pines, North Pines, Wawona, Tuolumne Meadows and Camp 4 for arrival through August 14th.  Unfortunately, most campsites are already booked for arrivals through August […]

Best Place to See Synchronous Fireflies

The best place to see Synchronous fireflies in North America is in the Elkmont area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The little (lightning) buggers put on a spectacular display usually from May to mid-June. You can also see them toward the backend of Cades Cove (Abrams Falls trailhead) or at Cataloochee Valley. The largest […]

Yosemite Campground Status

Yosemite Campground Status: As of February 26, 2021: 50% of the campsites in Upper Pines and some campsites in Lower Pines and North Pines can be reserved. All of these campsites are currently sold out through mid July. Yosemite National Park hopes to open other campgrounds/campsites in 2021, but dates have not been determined.  Little […]

2021 National Park FREE Days!

The 2021 National Park free days have been set. Visitors will have 6 select days to enjoy some of our nation’s best sights completely free of charge. The National Park Service will waive entry fees, some of which can range up to $35, for all visitors. January 18: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day April […]

Inyo National Forest Campgrounds Closed Due To Extreme Fire Danger

All campgrounds (and trails) in the Inyo National Forest (California) are closed as of 9/5/2020 at 5 P.M. until at least September 14, 2020 under a Forest Closure Order due to extreme fire danger. This temporary Forest closure will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. You can check the latest/current status of the campgrounds at […]

Wildfires Close California State Parks

California wildfires have recently burned thousands of acres of State Park land, including redwood forests, campsites and other structures. Several State Parks & Campgrounds have been closed indefinitely as a result of the fires. To date, recent fires have burned over 1.5 million acres throughout the state this August. Big Basin Redwoods State Park was […]

California Opens Campgrounds in 28 State Parks

Campgrounds in 28 California State Parks opened today (Friday, June 12). State Park officials are currently working with county health departments and hope to reopen more campgrounds in the coming weeks. San Elijo State Beach The campgrounds will be at 50% capacity initially (every other campsite).  Restrooms and showers will also be open, but visitor centers […]