and why would I divulge my secrets?... there's enough competition already LOLIs there a trick to booking state park sites? It seems there's no availability or first come status.
Sadly since the pandemic it's been impossible to get sites unless you get a very early start. Meaning the second the reservation window opens you make a reservation 6 to 8 months out. Some places it's a year out. I've had more luck finding places in the mountains during summer as most of the world is heading towards the beach. Being willing to camp during the week day vrs weekends. Unfortunately it's all about flexibility. Otherwise I found just continue to check back multiple times a day. If bad weather is expected you can sometimes luck out on grabbing a cancellation. It's easier for me as I don't have any young kids in school anymore. Still at the mercy of the boss though.
Reserve America can be hard to work with, but the rule of thumb is plan 6 months in advance.
If you aernt sitting on the they open reservations you probably arent going get. A lot of people will book several week in case they want to go that weekend.Is there a trick to booking state park sites? It seems there's no availability or first come status.