As you may have seen on our facebook page, we have just finished reserving our campsites for an epic trip to see many of California's amazing National Parks (Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Sequoia, Pinnacles and Lassen). Although it may seem hard to believe, now is the time to start planning that family trip to your national park of choice. Many of the sites are available 6 months in advance from www.recreation.gov and they are filling up fast. Already we had difficulty reserving 6 nights in Yosemite in a row! Other big parks like Yellowstone and Zion fill up equally early.
Last year we spent a bunch of time exploring Glacier National Park since it is in our backyard. We checked out many of the regions scattered around the park but were also unable to see some due to fires and bear activity. We are looking forward to spending time exploring them this coming summer. Although most of the campgrounds at Glacier are first come, first served (and tend to fill by 8 am in the summer), some are by reservation. Previously you could reserve sites on recreation.gov in the St. Mary's and the Apgar campgrounds. Starting on Wednesday the 3rd, the national park service will be releasing sites on recreation.gov for 41 of the 103 sites in the Many Glacier campground.
We hope that you find inspiration here at our4outdoors or elsewhere to start planning your 2016 family adventure to one of your national parks! Don't forget, now is the time to start planning so go get those campsites reserved! If you are planning a trip to Yellowstone, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon or the north rim of the Grand Canyon then you might also like to check out our guidebooks on those parks. You can learn more at www.nationalparkswithkids.com.
By Abby McAllister
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