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Old 09-09-2016, 05:03 PM   #1
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Campsites: it's only going to get worse

As boomers downsize their homes and buy RVs to escape the winter, campsites are getting harder to come by.

B.C. Parks campsite reservations up 16 per cent - British Columbia - CBC News

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As boomers downsize their homes and buy RVs to escape the winter, campsites are getting harder to come by.
Try finding a last minute campsite in Florida in the winter months!
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Try finding a last minute campsite in Florida in the winter months!
I know where there is one available. Hopefully I would get Site #1.
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On a more serious note, I really do believe that governments both sides of the border need to look at adding more campsites. I would even be willing to pay a bit more than the average.

One other thing I had been thinking about, is if they let private owners set up in National, Provincial, or State parks. This way they could be certain to draw more people, as often setting up outside the park is not near as desirable, especially if it adds an hour or so each way onto the drive to where you would like to go for a day trip.
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This makes it even more important to be able to boondock. The campsites without services aren't in as much demand as the ones with.
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This makes it even more important to be able to boondock. The campsites without services aren't in as much demand as the ones with.
I assume you refer to campground sites without services. To me boondocking is camping out in the boondocks, far away from people. Though I have heard some call camping in a Walmart lot boondocking too.

For the most part, or should I say the time being, this is true, but it is becoming something that more people are moving towards these days. I know a few people that had monster RVs, and though still not down to the size of an Escape, they have less power requirements due to size and efficiency of devices, and are set up with lots of solar. Oh, and a backup gen set too.
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On a more serious note, I really do believe that governments both sides of the border need to look at adding more campsites. I would even be willing to pay a bit more than the average.

One other thing I had been thinking about, is if they let private owners set up in National, Provincial, or State parks. This way they could be certain to draw more people, as often setting up outside the park is not near as desirable, especially if it adds an hour or so each way onto the drive to where you would like to go for a day trip.
I agree. Public-private partnership business models respecting the environment and with fair returns on investment should be explored. The parks belong to everyone and must be accessible.
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I'm OK with 3P, if somebody can explain to me why government ( read, my tax dollars ) end up bailing out the private part when things don't go according to plan.
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I know where there is one available. Hopefully I would get Site #1.
You absolutely have it whenever you want it!

I can actually provide water snd electric for two trailers. There is Campsite 1 and the "overflow" area.
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I'm OK with 3P, if somebody can explain to me why government ( read, my tax dollars ) end up bailing out the private part when things don't go according to plan.
Let's leave the politics for another day and enjoy this wonderful Washington Post presentation on the U.S. National Parks.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graph...rks/?tid=a_inl
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