Many people plan months in advance, even years, to visit a popular National Park or State Park. But maybe you’re not that type of person. If so, you’re going to love first-come first-serve camping.
First-come first-serve sites are non-reservable sites, and you must be there in person to get one. Simply put, you get there first, you get the spot.
The most sought-after sites like this are in National Forests, State Parks, and National Parks.
Here’s the kicker, though. Because you decided to wing it, you now have to develop a plan to have a chance at a first-come first-serve spot.
If you want a shot at that campsite, arrive earlier than you think necessary. This also means that you need to know the campground you plan on staying at.
Mondays and Tuesdays are also good days to consider trying to snag a first-come, first-serve site.