I camped there in our tent trailer with our kids over 20 years ago. It is a great site. But we witnessed how the reservation system brings out the worst in folks. Not sure if you could even reserve back then, but if it was full, you had to find a site where someone is leaving to get for yourself.
When we went in, we stayed in the overflow, as we got their late. I was up real early in the morn to check things out. I ended up seeing an elderly couple packing up, right on the beach, and found they were leaving, and we could have their site. They actually had the site booked for a couple more days, but because they were seniors, did not pay, and could leave whenever. That was all good, I sent my wife over right away to squat there, while I went after the trailer to set up.
Upon leaving, there was a nice couple with small kids that we told could have our site as we were leaving. As we started to pack up our stuff, these two women with their horde of unruly children saw this, and started hauling things over. I told them the site was taken by someone else, and they just rudely said too bad, they were there, and who was going to move them. I actually could have just gone and paid for another days camping if I wanted, that option was open to me, and in hindsight wish I had of done that, rather than tell the nice couple what happened.
Even now, I keep hearing other horror stories of booking into some of the popular BC parks during peak season. Fortunately for us now, we are always going to them in the off season.
2017 Escape 5.0 TA (someday soon, I hope
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
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