Me too !! I am glad I don't have to pick a specific site that I know nothing about...I love being able to ride and pick the one I like from what's available...We have been to every GA State Park except for three and except for a couple of parks in the mountains, we have never had a problem fitting into any site at any park even when we had our huge 5th wheel....I hope they leave the system as is....Jennifer
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I for one don't want to see the system change - what would really upset me would be for Georgia to start using Reserve America. Have been camping in GA state parks for decades and never had a problem finding a site we can use.
I would love to see my home state of TN adopt a system like Georgia. You can only reserve a site at three state parks in TN, the rest are strictly first come first served, period. Be glad they have something in place.
I don't like it but they can do it anyway they want to. I do like they have not farmed the reservation system out to RA on the other hand. The current system seems to favor locals and non working campers
As locals are the ones who pay for the operations of the state park system through their state income tax, this is how it should be.
Other states charge extra for non-residents or do not extend discounts to non-residents, Georgia just does the same thing differently.
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I have to add my "I like the Georgia system" to the chorus! I, too, like to be able to drive around and pick the site that is best for us. And it is true that the states that allow a specific site to be reserved often have prime sites standing empty because of no-shows. I think Georgia has it right!
I do not like the current system. I am not going to provision the TT, hitch up, travel the 12 miles to the closest Park, or hours down the road, without knowing exactly what is waiting for me.
South Carolina has gone site-specific, Tennessee joins them soon, Florida is site-specific and when Georgia finally notices all the empty sites across their system, they'll eventually catch up.
The current system favors folks who can run over to the Park on a Wednesday or Thursday and take their pick. For the rest of us who actually have an alarm clock, we get what's left. There is nothing fair about that.
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