We are in the midst of planning a trip south in October. I know it's late to try and get sites this close on, but do the State Parks reserve 100% of their spots out or do they make sure to keep a few open for daily "walk ins". We would love to visit Topsail for a few days but we are working on a "wing it" schedule. Our plan is Orlando,(for which we DO have reservations), then somewhere on gulf-coast (Topsail?), but then might like to come back up and visit Stone Mountain, and then go over to Pigeon Forge. We have never had the opportunity of so much time to travel so we want to make the most of it, yet don't want to be strangled down by a schedule, and hope that there is at least a chance of getting into one of the many state parks without a prior reservation. Anyone else done it? Thanks for any help.
We are (not soon enough) going to Assateague Island State park in early June. We love that place and were lucky enough to get a site in the H-loop (the only one with electric). Not only are we now able to bring our pet..as an added bonus I just noted that there is a launch going off at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, during the time we are there. It is a 2 a.m. launch so I am sure we will see it perfectly from the beach at Assateague. The flight is to bring supplies to the space station. What a great trip to look forward to (especially after this loooong winter!) So excited:)