I was wondering if anyone had any advice re: driving and camping at campgrounds and rv sites around the country without pre-booking anything.
Is it likely that we'd be able to find a space rocking up on the day? Do most campgrounds/ rv parks allow one night stays?
Also, we are planning a trip from August-Nov 1; we'll be in the north east coast October; am I right to assume most campgrounds will be closed at this point, and it would be far too cold to tent camp? I read somewhere that Yellowstone closed a lot of sites mid-September.. this is when we were going to be in that area, it seems a little early? Would the weather be too cold to camp in these places this early in Fall?
Also, and this is a big one, we are planning on leaving early from one site, and driving up to 500 miles (at the most, usually somewhere around 300 miles) a day, with stops, to reach our next destination. This would mean rocking up to the next campsite late afternoon, or possibly evening (possibly late evening at times!) Do campsite receptions close at a certain time? If we rocked up in the evening without booking, it is likely the site would be closed for new arrivals and we'd be stuck?
Would love some help!!! Have been trawling the net without too many comprehensive answers.
- Tess :)