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Old 11-15-2014, 12:47 PM   #11
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In popular campsites "first come first served" leads to the worst possible human behaviour.
Yeah, pretty much does that in general. About 15 years ago we decided to try the 'Black Friday' thing. Never again.
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:08 PM   #12
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In poking around the BC Parks site recently, this was posted and is presented as a heads up for fellow Escaper's that may be interested but didn't know this tidbit. Highlighting my own.

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During the course of a facility improvement project in 2014, BC Parks uncovered an important archaeological site within the campground. With Haynes Point Park now an archaeological site, the Province and Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) have agreed that Haynes Point and Okanagan Falls Provincial Parks will be managed by the OIB. The parties are working to have both parks open for the camping season April 1, 2015. Park visitors can expect the same recreational opportunities as before.
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Old 03-16-2015, 05:21 PM   #13
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Looks as if campsites in BC can only be booked three months in advance so can't be booked for the busiest time yet.
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:18 AM   #14
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Does anyone know how busy it is in the Monck campground on Nicola Lake? We are planning on camping sometime between June 19 - 28 and we haven't yet had any experience booking through the BC Parks website. Any new tips and tricks would be greatly appreciated.
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At some stage of the reservation process you can see the "site calendar" for the site you like (which days are already booked).

A random check just know showed no reserves on one at least for May and June.
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Apparently, you can only reserve three months in advance, so you won't find reserved sites for May/June. And, to check the sites, you need to enter the arrival date and number of nights you are staying. If you do that at Monck right now it will show the sites are closed for those dates. (closed, as in "not open to reserve" )
In any event, if the kids are in school it's pretty easy to find a site in any provincial park.
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Old 03-17-2015, 12:41 PM   #17
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Go with Glenn, he has done it longer. I'll check later.
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My experience with Monck has been in July when schools are out and the park was busier. We did not have any difficulty getting a spot, but of course we were only passing through.

It is so easy to book online with the BC parks system, why not just wait till the booking window opens for the dates you are interested in, and then choose and book the campsites that you want?
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Apparently, you can only reserve three months in advance, so you won't find reserved sites for May/June. And, to check the sites, you need to enter the arrival date and number of nights you are staying. If you do that at Monck right now it will show the sites are closed for those dates. (closed, as in "not open to reserve" )
In any event, if the kids are in school it's pretty easy to find a site in any provincial park.
Three months from now is June 17 so reservations should be allowed until then. It appears, however, that only weekends can be reserved. Weekdays first-come, I guess.
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Old 03-18-2015, 01:39 PM   #20
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Thanks for the info everyone. I'll let you know how it goes when we try booking our campsite. It looks like the Monck campground has lots of sites that we would like and hopefully with the kids still in school it won't be too hard to reserve.
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