Reader Participation Day: Have Campground Or Lodging Reservations Gotten Too Hard to Obtain In Some National Parks?
Has the difficulty in obtaining a reservation for either a campsite or lodge room in a national park become too much hassle to deal with in some cases?
That seems to be a reasonable question in light of the stories out of Yosemite National Park that some campsite reservations are being auctioned off to the highest bidder and considering the fact that you have to start months and months in advance to secure a room in some park lodges on the dates you want, not the dates that are left over.
Of course, that's supply and demand for you.
But when some folks on Twitter are lamenting that "(W)hen you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is (wrong)", and when our lodging experts, David and Kay Scott, relate that in mid-May on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon "accommodations are fully booked nearly the entire season. If you wish to stay here, be certain to make a reservation very early. Consider that our visit here was marked with windy and cold conditions and even the campground is at full capacity," well, we have to ask you, the park goers, if something is wrong?
Have you stopped going to any particular national park because it's too difficult to land a place to lay your head at the end of the day? If so, what suggestions would you make to the National Park Service to address this situation?