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All California National Forests Closed

Update – September 15, 2021 All but five of California’s national forests — previously closed under an emergency order issued in late August — will reopen two days early, officials said Tuesday. The closure order will end at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday (September 15), two days before Friday’s original end date, according to an announcement by […]

Washington State Parks Campsite Availability Alerts

Washington 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 Washington State Park campgrounds that take reservations. Just click on the Campsite Assist tab to get started. You can also visit a specific Washington State Park campground page […]

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 […]