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Lwiddis

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“in the Plague Hot Spot that is SoCal..”

And getting worse everyday. Very scary.


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Come down to Texas in August.

A lot of open spots in most campgrounds. Some of the cheaper ones like COE or State Parks may be crowded.

Most folks in Texas like to be someplace cooler than home in August, say Colorado.


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I have no clue what it will be like and am only hoping that it will return to somewhat normal. Quite a few campgrounds were busier than normal in the Yellowstone area outside the park and the park itself was busy, but we got a site at a popular CG doing what we have always done - camp close by overnight and head over early to snag a spot then return for our 5th wheel.


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I am already finding it much more difficult to find sites to reserve in Colorado in July--September. We used to travel there without concern about finding a campground with open sites; now we have to be fast on the draw when the six-month window opens up for state parks and national forest parks.

As for Texas in August, I'm with Paw Paw. The best place to camp in Texas in August is in Colorado!





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padredw wrote:

I am already finding it much more difficult to find sites to reserve in Colorado in July--September. We used to travel there without concern about finding a campground with open sites; now we have to be fast on the draw when the six-month window opens up for state parks and national forest parks.

As for Texas in August, I'm with Paw Paw. The best place to camp in Texas in August is in Colorado!


In the Summer - you are Correct! Hard to be in a CG that does not have a number of Texas Tags, especially in the San Juan's.


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Being an Oregon camper I found all parks maxed out. State parks are always full during summer so no change there. It was the Fs types that were packed. It was trending that way for the last 3 years. 10 years ago you could arrive on a Friday night around 6:00 pm and get a spot. In the last 3-4 years the show up times decreased and most of the FS campgrounds we frequent started filling up on Thursday afternoon.
Last year was a mess and even some of the RV parks we frequent were packed all summer even during the week.
With record sales predicted again for 2021 and many newbies still enjoying the RV lifestyle I don't see much changing here.
YMMV in other states.

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It has been getting harder to get into campgrounds for the last 5 years for us weekend warriors with kids.
My youngest starts college in August, and we are working from home, so we are hoping to be able to work from the beach for a week or two this fall.
Here in the southeast, the State Parks and COE campgrounds on the lake or beach stay booked on the weekends almost a year in advance. I know a few people that will grab a site for every weekend of the summer, then cancel the ones they don't want at the cancelation deadline.


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We've been boondocking and riding A LOT in the California deserts this past year. It's a safe way to get away and it's about as socially distant as you can get.

We've seen bigger crowds than normal in 2020, but more remarkable is how people have stretched the season out. In the past, we'd never see anyone out in the desert beyond April or early May, and then again nobody before late October. The normal kickoff to the riding season is typically Veterans Day in early November. But we saw people out there in big numbers all through May and into June, and then in HUGE numbers starting in late September while it was still pretty hot.

We were out for eight days after Christmas and it was the most crowded we've seen it in years. I was sorry to see so many huge camps though (we called them Super Spreader Camps). That seemed pretty irresponsible to me, but nothing surprises me anymore.

But with remote work orders still in place and schools closed, it's pretty easy to pull up anywhere with a halfway decent cell signal and work for a week or so out of the RV. It's a pleasant way to be, and my coworkers get a kick out of my ever-changing Zoom backdrops.


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Or found out it is more work than they thought and the DW still has to cook, so it's no vacation for her at all and reminds you that you should have never bought that d@mn thing!


Our destination trip, for next Aug we have booked a return trip to Association Island KOA, NY we generally go with 2 other families. Because of covid we had to book forward 1 week as everything was taken up. Next few weeks I will be booking my long weekend trips, I don't think I will have a problem booking as I am familiar with the parks.

I do hope there is a large inventory by the end of next year. 2021 will probably be my last year with my Tacoma & TT as we plan to go in deep with a new setup. [emoticon]

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