Originally Posted by sxj
I am making plans for an extended RV tour later this year and am researching ways to find good sites. I have seen several promotions for "membership" campgrounds where you pay a sizeable upfront fee and then get premium locations for a low cost, about $10 per night. Has anyone used these sites and any suggestions on planning a 3-4 month tour focused on National Parks?
Thanks for any input
We just got home from 90 days camping in National Parks. From what I've seen of RV parks membership and non there's not a lot of space between you and your neighbors.
Here's how I handle most of the traveling we do.
1. I never pay for a single nights stay. Single night say is for getting some sleep only. Therefore Rest Areas, WalMart parking lots, and truck stops, have worked well for us.
2. Consider National Park Annual pass. US Citizens over 62 get it for live at a cost of $10.00(That's a one time cost). With many of the parks wanting to charge $20 for each 7 days you're there, plus reduced camping fees, it might be something to consider.
3. The best time to visit Northern NPs is shoulder seasons, and SW desert NPs in the winter.
Plan on staying for a week or more and exploring the parks and surrounding areas.
Once you get for feet wet and try it, you'll wonder what you were worried about.