What's with all this nonsense about making reservations for campsites nowadays? I looked on ReserveAmerica and it has x's through most days, and A's where you can reserve, and so on, and you pay a $7.50 fee to reserve online, not to mention the $20 fee for camping. Do you think it's actually necessary to make reservations at most places, especially in the summer? Or should I just show up and look for a spot then? Remember when campsite fees used to be $5?
Particularly, I'm headed up to McArthur-Burney Falls SP and Redwood NP (Elk Prairie or Gold Bluff Beach) in August.