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Posted: 03/23/21 10:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A few years ago when the contract changed, this forum was full of cheers to see the hated, dreaded Reserve America gone.

I have occasional frustrations with the new site, because I still use Reserve America for state parks, and another older website for a membership campground that was old and outdated when I retired from the IT world in 2009.

Like anything, it just takes a little practice.


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As for selecting dates, once you press the arrival date and the button-like thing seems to change to "select check-out date", just click on the check-out date and the range will be highlighted and you can click "apply".

It is not the most intuitive user interface.





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agesilaus wrote:

But the site is built by the low bidder.


Are you sure? Usually consultant work is qualifications based. Only after selection, do they negotiate price.

The issue is the proposals are based on what is asked for in the RFP...if the RFP is poorly written and doesn't reward a user friendly system, the proposals won't prioritize a user friendly system (and it's not as simple as saying build a user friendly system)


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Ever since the new contract was given, the site sucks, when they took over, at one of our favorite CG's in Va., they actually had the sites numbered backwards, their maps really sucked with sites in the wrong place, roads were in the wrong places, no site photos where there was before.
in their defense, they have gotten slightly better, not really good, but better.
Trouble with govt. & their contractor sites, they are built, without asking the end user what they need it to do, in this case, probably by someone who has never camped a day in their lives, or tried to make a reservation.


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bukhrn wrote:

they actually had the sites numbered backwards, their maps really sucked with sites in the wrong place, roads were in the wrong places, no site photos where there was before


That data is all supplied by the campground. The website vendor does not get paid to update or verify the data.

When Reserve America lost the bid, they refused to return to the government years of data they had received on campgrounds - maps, site numbering, pictures, site amenities, etc.

The contract for Recreation.gov is a US Department of Agriculture contract for National Forests campgrounds. Other agencies like the Department of Interior National Parks and the Department of Defense Corps of Engineers are able to use Recreation.gov on a courtesy basis.

Those agencies were very upset that what they considered their data was not transferred to the new contractor.

Also most agency campgrounds, even USFS, did not have copies of what had been submitted in the past to Reserve America. A manpower extensive and expensive task to recreate all that data.

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