Monday, February 26, 2007

CA State Park Campsites me be hard to get this Summer

When camping reservations for this August opened February 1, the California state park system received 17,000 bookings covering 65,000 nights. Campers won't have the luxury of being casual about deciding when and where to pitch their tents this summer.

"This has been the most successful February 1st that I have seen in the history of the California park system," said Jim Luscutoff, the park system's concessions chief. He attributes the brisk bookings to better reservation technology and staff increases at the ReserveAmerica call center.

Park officials offer these suggestions if that red "Find Next Avail. Date" button keeps popping up: Plan to camp midweek; try inland parks and those north of Santa Cruz; go in the less busy months of April, May, September and October; check for cancellations at (800) 444-7275 or

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