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Texas Parks Reservation System

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Post by jmorris » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:04 pm

In a thread the subject came up of the long-time proposed change to the reservation system to allow selection of campsites. The system had been down for several days and is now back up with a new interface and the campsite selection capability. I just made site reservations at Devil's River and everything ran smoothly.

You can also purchase and print day passes to get a jump on crowded parks.

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Post by Tex1961 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:13 pm

Of course they did. Right after I sold the RV. Dang
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Post by carlson1 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:08 pm

I am glad to hear this. Arkansas and Oklahoma both allow you to pick a site. I never understood why Texas did not.
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Post by Jose_in_Dallas » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:02 pm

I'm on the TPWD mailing list and received an update about this a few weeks ago. Looking forward to being able to pick out a specific spot rather than having to get there super early on a busy weekend to get the one I want.

As far as Oklahoma, at least Lake Murray State Park doesn't allow this yet, it's first come, first serve for the camp sites.

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Post by carlson1 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:34 pm

Jose_in_Dallas wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:02 pm
I'm on the TPWD mailing list and received an update about this a few weeks ago. Looking forward to being able to pick out a specific spot rather than having to get there super early on a busy weekend to get the one I want.

As far as Oklahoma, at least Lake Murray State Park doesn't allow this yet, it's first come, first serve for the camp sites.
I have been reserving Broken Bow (Oklahoma) for about 18 years. I haven’t been ther in the last two. I have been reserving at Daisy (Arkansas) for about eight years. I went to Daisy last year and reserved there.

I hope Broken Bow has not stopped because we like to stay in the river.
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Jose_in_Dallas wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:02 pm
I'm on the TPWD mailing list and received an update about this a few weeks ago. Looking forward to being able to pick out a specific spot rather than having to get there super early on a busy weekend to get the one I want.

As far as Oklahoma, at least Lake Murray State Park doesn't allow this yet, it's first come, first serve for the camp sites.
We haven't camped at Lake Murray in 20+ years. When we did it was in tents around back just 20-30 feet from the water where it nearly required 4x4 to get to. Fun times.
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Post by MadMonkey » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:56 pm

This is good news. I haven't camped since 2014 and I'm really wanting to take some 3 day trips out of here.
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Post by Oldgringo » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:01 pm

carlson1 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:08 pm
I am glad to hear this. Arkansas and Oklahoma both allow you to pick a site. I never understood why Texas did not.
All contiguous states have had site-specific reservations as has most of the country for many years. Texas was way long overdue in this regard.

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Post by Oldgringo » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:04 pm

carlson1 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:08 pm
I am glad to hear this. Arkansas and Oklahoma both allow you to pick a site. I never understood why Texas did not.
All contiguous states have had site-specific reservations, as has the Feds and most of the other state parks, for many years. Texas was way long overdue in this regard.

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Post by jmorris » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:20 pm

Why am I always the beta tester? I had reserved a spot at Devil's River for M-F, the 18-22nd. Got a call today from a park ranger. Er, DRSNA is not open on weekdays. That was an error in the reservation system. It's fixed now and they'll contact you.

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