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RAS43

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Posted: 02/11/21 06:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dieseltruckdriver wrote:

Spade Cooley wrote:

A few years ago we traveled with another couple in our respective rvs. We wanted an overnight stay in a La. state park. The park had plenty of openings but they made us call in to a number off site that charged us for making a reservation.
What a rip off.
That is the same thing that happens here in South Dakota. A couple we camp with a lot used to pick an empty site and then have the campground attendant (an employee) book it. The out of state reservation company told the state they couldn't do that anymore, they were losing too much money. So it's probably not the states fault.


It is the same now here in Colorado, all state park camp sites must be reserved on line or on a state call line. The reason given was that the parks don't have the manpower and they don't want to mess with handling cash or credit cards.

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Lantley wrote:

JoeH wrote:

I went to reserve a Sunday night at a NY State Park and when I got to the check out screen it told me I needed to reserve 2 nights ( Sun and Mon) . Didn't fit with my schedule and I wasn't going to pay for something I wasn't going to use. So I booked at a local private CG at less cost than the 2 nights at the State Park.

I have run into various versions of having to book an extra day. Sometimes you can find an alternative spot or can adapt your schedule.
However often booking an extra day is the easiest solution.
An extra day at state park rates isn't a deal breaker for me vs. rearanging my schedule or staying someplace I don't want to be.
I will often book an extra day just so I can check out later vs. having to be out at check time. I prefer to leave at my leisure vs. leaving before I'm really ready.


In my situation, Sunday and Monday, I'll bet that both days will remain empty as a result of their policy. I can see it for Fri/Sat but Sun/Mon... a lot of people work and now the site remains empty. Not a problem for me. I'll be at a nicer private park for the Sunday nite I wanted, the state looses out.... but they really don't care cause they are supported by OUR tax payers $'s regardless of occupancy. The private CG will cater to it's guests since they are not tax payer funded.


Joe
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