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National Park Entry Permits & Reservations

TIMED-ENTRY PERMITS AND RESERVATIONS
Which National Parks Require Reservations 2023?
Yosemite and Glacier National Parks introduced timed-entry permit systems in 2021, and like Rocky Mountain National Park, they're still using them. The success of these programs has led other national parks to try them as well. Arches National Park introduced timed-entry permits in 2022, along with Zion National Park, Shenandoah National Park, Acadia National Park, It should be noted that the scope of timed-entry permits varies from park to park. If you're planning an RV road trip to any of these national parks, they usually allow you to make timed-entry permit NPS reservations several months out, so jump on their websites and reserve a spot now.
Reservations for Camping
Of particular relevance for RV travellers is the fact that more national parks are doing away with first-come, first-served campgrounds in 2023. Which national parks require reservations for camping? Grand Teton National Park has completely done away with first-come, first-served camping, with all spots requiring online reservations. Some national parks require reservations only for certain campgrounds, while others can be expected to follow Grand Teton's example and require reservations for all sites. Plan ahead of time, and check if your preferred campground requires NPS reservations before you head out.
LOOK OUT FOR PRICE INCREASES.
Rocky Mountain National Park's single-vehicle entry fees went up by $5 in May 2022, rising from $25 to $30 for a single-day pass, while Rocky Mountain's overnight winter camping fees went up from $20 to $30 in October 2022. If visiting a park introducing timed-entry permits, these also often come with fees; for example, timed-entry permits are "free" at most or all parks, but all actually come with an unavoidable $2 online service charge.
BE MINDFUL OF NATURE-PRESERVING MEASURES
Due to concerns about the effects of climate change, along with the increasing public use of national parks in the past several years, many national parks are taking increased measures or continuing policies to preserve their environments. You can consider the aforementioned timed-entry permits and fee increases as part of these measures.
Please note all information is subject to change without notice and the above information should only be used as a guide.     

 

Posted by: Cruise America & Canada RV Rentals Inc
Posted on: 08/09/2023

National Park Entry Permits & Reservations

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