Have you heard the exciting news for Wisconsin campers? If not, let me tell you about the new reservation system for booking campsites.
Out is the old Reserve America site and in is the new Going To Camp (operated by Camis USA.)
The new reservation site has been live for a few days now, since December 17th, and seems fully functional so far.
Campers with upcoming reservations created under the old website received an email informing them of the change. I admit, I was a little nervous that the transition wouldn’t go as smoothly as promised or even that reservations would be lost. (The angst of a former state employee speaking from experience, I suppose.) I’m happy to say that, from a user perspective, everything seemed to go according to plan. I created an account and my reservation for July 2019 was there!
Other perks of the new site? It’s cheaper. Previously, Reserve America charged $9.65 for reservation fees, money that went to the booking site itself and not the park system. Now, campers will only be charged $7.75.
The new system also allows for same day online reservations, which the previous system did not. In the past, prospective campers would need to call the park directly or show up and take their chances that there would be a vacancy.
So how about making a reservation using the new site? Let’s put it to the test.
Like before, prospective campers can search for specific dates and campgrounds, as well as the type of site they are looking for. This new search also allows for filters to book other types of reservations, including shelter reservations, which were previously booked by phone or email only.
After searching, if you choose the map view, you can see all the campgrounds within the park.
Selecting the campground you want to stay in will bring up all the available sites for your dates. From there you can choose a site, look at the information about the individual site, select your favorite and book. It’s pretty easy.
As before, reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance. I know I’m already planning and booking for the summer. Happy camping!