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
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
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