Reserving Sites for Summer 2016

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Reserving Sites for Summer 2016

Postby CampLily » Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:33 pm

Just booked our sites for next summer, can't wait to camp at Fish Creek! It was more difficult than any other year to get our sites, how was your experience booking? Good luck to everyone!
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Re: Reserving Sites for Summer 2016

Postby CampADK » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:37 pm

Every year is harder, and this year is no different. Almost every site that opens for the 9 month window is booked up at 9:00:00am each morning.

For those that missed out, you will find there are subsequently a ton of cancellations of days after the 18 day waiting period.

For example around July 4th everything was booked solid, yet now if you are looking for, say 7 nights in July you will find 26 possible sites available for a whole week!
For a 5 night stay there are a whooping 44 site available. If you are a bit flexible, and missed out on booking a site you will certainly have lots of options if you are looking for anything less than 1 week.

Reserve America is definitely making a ton of money from all the reservation juggling, cancellations and reservation changes.
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Re: Reserving Sites for Summer 2016

Postby Eileen&Gary » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:01 pm

I think we have been lucky or just blessed. This is the eleventh year I have been handling the bookings for the family. I have always been able to get three sites together, and this year I got four together. Perhaps because we are flexible with dates? We book FCP and then build our summer around whatever dates we got. While I don't want to wish our days away, I can not wait until August.
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Re: Reserving Sites for Summer 2016

Postby sodarofamily » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:21 am

This was by far the least stressful booking in years! whew!!!!!
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Re: Reserving Sites for Summer 2016

Postby The Glode Family » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:08 am

Dave ~

Never occurred to me to watch for a site after the 18 day period. I read your post & started watching RA. I got a great site & great dates! Thank you for the great info! :)

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Re: Reserving Sites for Summer 2016

Postby CampADK » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:58 am

Yup it is not the end of the world if you fail in the fall. Lots of cancellations for sure! We had friends that picked up a week on primo Site 143
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in July in Dec or Jan. When you consider all the juggling about groups and families have to make, plus the large number of sites, odds are you can find something if you keep monitoring RA. I hope to have the Booking Buddy working early this winter once again, to monitor cancellations and changes.
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Re: Reserving Sites for Summer 2016

Postby d_s_144 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:13 pm

I was lucky too! This is the first year in the last 8 that I got a site on the first try. It took me almost 4 months to get two together last year. Ended up going in mid-August and we were in the northeast corner, not what I wanted. This year we're back to mid-july AND on the south side! Life is good! See you on the water!
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Re: Reserving Sites for Summer 2016

Postby humormeplease » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:58 pm

We grabbed a week toward the end of July for the summer excitement...then another week after Labor Day for quiet camping. :booboo:

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