How to Book National Park & State Park Camping Reservations

How to Book National Park & State Park Camping Reservations

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47 Comments

  1. jack McCarty on July 25, 2023 at 5:46 pm

    Thanks, great info.

  2. Wayne Norris on July 25, 2023 at 5:48 pm

    Thank you for the information. On an unrelated topic, where did you get your computer screen mount? Do you possibly have a link and is that an iMac you have mounted to it? I am looking for something that will work for us while I sit at the dinette table. Something that will swing out of the way and articulate just like what you are using in this video.
    Thank you for any information you might have.
    Happy trails to a Blessed Camping adventure!

  3. Brian Lykins on July 25, 2023 at 5:49 pm

    Thank you, Stacy. This sure seems like the best way to go.
    Thanks for all the great info you give us and all the effort you put into tracking down this information.
    God bless ya’ll and stay safe on your travels.

  4. Tom Spurlock on July 25, 2023 at 5:49 pm

    When they find availability, does Campscanner transfer you to the national park reservation system when booking, which provides the National Park Pass discounts via America the Beautiful card?

  5. paul65k on July 25, 2023 at 5:51 pm

    SOMEDAY20 not working, defaults to 15%…..

  6. Bob Abooie on July 25, 2023 at 5:57 pm

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  7. Norm Gibson on July 25, 2023 at 5:57 pm

    Just joined last week.

  8. Chantz on July 25, 2023 at 5:58 pm

    No where to put in your code. The site automatically gives a 15% discount with no way to put in your 20% code.

  9. Nicole Anderson on July 25, 2023 at 5:59 pm

    I’m having the same issue. Current HH members don’t get a place to put a coupon code 😞

  10. Karilee on July 25, 2023 at 6:01 pm

    This is like mouse watcher for getting Disney dining reservations!

  11. hotelboz on July 25, 2023 at 6:01 pm

    This will probably work for a while until these government websites stop this service. Third party websites making money from a government website I believe is a web site violation.

  12. cary chiasson on July 25, 2023 at 6:01 pm

    You have to feed the see more button.

  13. Wayne Williams on July 25, 2023 at 6:04 pm

    Not your best video, just a long advertisement

  14. Jerry Daminato on July 25, 2023 at 6:05 pm

    Neat! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

  15. Mike Chance on July 25, 2023 at 6:06 pm

    Anyone know how CampScanner compares to ARVIE?

  16. Rick Richardson on July 25, 2023 at 6:07 pm

    Thank you for a very informative video. I appreciate you finding these sites and doing all the hard work for us. Stay safe.

  17. Michael O on July 25, 2023 at 6:08 pm

    Do you use this without checking for an open site? In other words just set up some scans without even spending time trying to reserve a site yourself?

  18. Susan Ballou on July 25, 2023 at 6:08 pm

    Having the same issues as many, no option to override the intro15 code. I have a message in for assistance, initially said 2 hours, now says within the day. By the time they fix this the Someday20 rate will be gone. We are Harvest Host, just basic members. This is a service we would welcome and would love the extra 5% off.

  19. Greg Hurd on July 25, 2023 at 6:10 pm

    It takes me through Harvest Host site and will only offer 15% off but that expired 21 May

  20. Rick and Darci RV Adventures on July 25, 2023 at 6:10 pm

    Doesn’t the app ARVIE find those sites that become available and automatically book it for you so you don’t have to keep checking back on a website?

  21. Ed Moreland on July 25, 2023 at 6:13 pm

    Your phone number 210-NOT-TODAY is not correct I was waiting for Phil to answer. Just kidding that was funny. Does this only work with cancelled reservations or also new ones that opened that day?

  22. AS Winos on July 25, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    If 1000 other people and several similar bots (i.e., Arvie) are watching the same parks, I’m not sure I see how this is going to help? By the time I login to put the site into my cart, it will already be gone.

  23. LaDonna Sullivan on July 25, 2023 at 6:16 pm

    Canada has Provinces instead of States. Provincial Parks instead of State Parks. We LOVE to travel there! Thanks for this info about Campscanner! Can’t wait to use it.

  24. Dennis Cappetta on July 25, 2023 at 6:16 pm

    Thank you, Stacy. I quickly signed up with my all access Harvest Host login. Very nice program.πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•

  25. Robert Harter on July 25, 2023 at 6:18 pm

    I am a Harvest Hosts all access member and signed up for Campscanner after watching your video. My cost was $33 and change after the discount, and as you said that was for the β€œSummit” level membership. I ran a test scan for one of our favorite COE campgrounds, W.P. Franklin North, which is on the Caloosahatchee River west of Ft. Myers. I set it to scan for June 14th for three nights, with flexible dates selected. There was no availability when I set these parameters. Last night after I went to bed, I received several text messages alerting me that W.P. North was available for three nights starting June 14th! It worked! Thanks, Stacy, for telling us about this new web tool. It’s going to come in very handy!

  26. Beauty & The Beast RV on July 25, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing! We are members of a competing site that also scans for sites and it’s still very difficult to snag a site for the hottest campgrounds. We have been trying forever to get into Bahia Honda in a waterfront site and still no luck.

  27. Raymond Suitt on July 25, 2023 at 6:21 pm

    No able to pull up camp scanner app or web site

  28. Rebecca Jacobs on July 25, 2023 at 6:22 pm

    Thank you Stacy for the information on Camp Scanner.

  29. Gina Cox on July 25, 2023 at 6:23 pm

    So the only way to get 20% off any level is if you are a HH All-Access member?
    I’m a HH member, but not an All-Access member, and it looks like I can only get the 15% discount. Is this correct?

  30. cary chiasson on July 25, 2023 at 6:25 pm

    Ice Cube and Ice T have a new album coming out… I hear it’s β€œone cold drink”

  31. Wendy Glennon on July 25, 2023 at 6:27 pm

    Thank you Stacey for the information on CampScanner. I was also having problems getting the 20% off but I contacted the help people at CampScanner and they gave me a credit for the additional 5%. Appreciate all the good information you and Phil offer.

  32. medic1541 on July 25, 2023 at 6:27 pm

    Love your videos!!! Watching from Denali National Park!!! <3

  33. Luv Subbin on July 25, 2023 at 6:28 pm

    Respectfully, we got 1:56 into this video and had to stop as we HATE this concept. This is why the normal RV’er cannot book sites in a traditional fashion as we explore this wonderful country. We love your content and will continue to be faithful viewers but this is horrific to the RV community

  34. gary steward on July 25, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    Is it released. Cannot find an Apple app?

  35. Sandy Hazlett on July 25, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing his info… we have been looking for something like this for a while! 😊

  36. Jerrilynn Bicek on July 25, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you for sharing RV’ing tips!

  37. Cindy J on July 25, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ calls them National Parks! Great video!

  38. Chantz on July 25, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    FYI, never got the 20% discount code figured out, but decided it would be worth it for planning our Florida Keys trip next year. Signed up and then realized with the first scan I tried that Florida State Parks are not part of the system. Super disappointed given I signed up specifically for a Florida trip that includes a lot of state parks. Also realized that it is owned by Harvest Host. Something that was left out of the video.

  39. Steve McGee on July 25, 2023 at 6:33 pm

    Love you guys! Your videos are great and since we are relatively new full-timers you keep us well informed. Also, I just signed up for CampScanner, I was considering it but you convinced me. Also PSA… it’s sometimes helpful to search for state by abbreviation but you also need to have a minimum of three characters, so for instance, "CT " will work for parks in Connecticut (notice the space character at the end to get three characters) Just thought I’d throw that out there for everyone else.

  40. 1024gerrydeb on July 25, 2023 at 6:33 pm

    I just tried BUT! I have Harvest host – Boondockers welcome. Campscanner defaulted to 15% and billed me with no one the complain to. Lots of luck they don’t seem to have customer support active.

  41. John T. 4321 on July 25, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    Giving you a heads up. There are many fires in Nova Scotia right now. Just want you to be safe.

  42. Me & EJChezz on July 25, 2023 at 6:38 pm

    Very very informative. GREAT Info. Thank you.

  43. Merideth Hendry on July 25, 2023 at 6:38 pm

    WoW! How cool is that? Thanks so much for sharing Stacy!

  44. holberd on July 25, 2023 at 6:40 pm

    We are getting prepared to go full time. I would love to see your wardrobes. What works for you for clothing? I’m really trying to pare down my clothes. I know it’s very individual and depends on space available, but would love to see what works for you.

  45. Allen S on July 25, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    I’m a HH member, so I joined Campscanner when I saw the e-mail. But after creating an account it wouldn’t let me sign in. So I never could get to the searches. I e-mailed them, got some generic "tips" but I couldn’t sign in, e-mailed a second time, got more generic "tips" but no one attempted to solve the problem. There’s no one to talk to. No chat. I’m cancelling.
    UPDATE: It appears there’s no campgrounds in Florida in the database??? So when I tried to ‘search’ familiar parks it went nowhere. Nowhere does it mention what’s available, at least in my limited access. I still can’t access the "Find a park by state" page. So frustrating.

  46. John Kerechek on July 25, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    Great info – thank you

  47. Kathi Bucklin on July 25, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    Thank-you for this great video! I purchased and within minutes received a text. We were able to book Coulter Bay RV park after trying on my own! WOW

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