Campsites fill up fast, but people often have to cancel their reservations when a conflict comes up. That's where we come in. We scan for those cancellations and notify you if we find one that matches the campground, dates, and options you're looking for.
Currently we can scan campgrounds that are managed by the following sites:
An Alert is how you tell us where and when to check for open campsites. You tell us the campground, the dates you want to camp, and any optional filters to apply. Then we get to work checking for sites to become available.
By default an alert scans all reservable, non-ADA sites at the campground you've selected. If you choose the Advanced or Pro alert type, you will have the option to use filters to narrow down your search.
Allowed EquipmentTent - Include sites that allow tents
HookupsNo Preference - Default value. Scans all sites regardless of any hookups they may or may not have
Site TypesInclude ADA sites - Include ADA sites when scanning
We frequently update our system with the latest information from each reservation system. Sometimes the info we get from those systems can be delayed so new or updated campgrounds may not show up immediately. If you can't find a campground that you know exists, email email@example.com with the name of the campground, where it's located, what reservation system it uses, and the park or forest it's located in (if applicable). We'll research and if it's a campground we are able to monitor we will get it added to CamperAlerts.
Running a website like this isn't cheap. The code runs on servers that cost money each month. Every email and text message that gets sent to notify you of available campsites costs money. And the more the site grows, the more those costs increase. The goal is to keep the fees for alerts as low as possible while still bringing in enough money to keep the site running.
We have 3 different options for alerts with 3 different prices. You can see more detail on the Pricing page. All purchases are handled by our partner Stripe and we never have access to any of your payment information.
If you buy the Pro Alert you can choose 2 different date ranges to check. It's perfect if your camping trip has flexible dates, giving you a better chance of finding a site. For example, if you want to camp for 2 nights, you could check for Friday-Sunday and Saturday-Monday.
It depends on the type of Alert you choose. We check Basic Alerts once every hour, Plus Alerts every 30 minutes, and Pro Alerts every 15 minutes.
Do you have a favorite campsite that you want to check for? If you buy an Plus Alert you can narrow your search to 1 specific site, or buy a Pro Alert to search for 5 specific sites.
If we find a match for your Alert we will send you an email notification. Be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts so it doesn't get flagged as spam. If you buy a Pro Alert you'll also have the option to receive alerts via text message.
No, we just handle checking for available sites and notifying you. Booking the campsite is still handled through the campground's website, but we'll include a link to it in the notification email.
Unfortunately we can't predict if or when someone will cancel a reservation. The fee you pay is for us to monitor campgrounds. While the chances of someone canceling a reservation are good, it's not a guarantee.
You can check the Release Notes page for details on what features are included in each update to the website. Soon there will also be an option to receive email notifications about new features so keep an eye out for that announcement.
If you have any other questions that aren't listed here, please feel free to email email@example.com and we'll get an answer for you as soon as possible.