Originally Posted by gomotomoto
A second or two?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?????????????
Let me rephrase.
On any given day, one can book a campsite to arrive up to 11 months in the future for a maximum of 14 days. You have to wait until 8:00 EST for the booking window to open for any date exactly 11 months in the future.
So on February 15, you can book a site for arrival no farther into the future than January 15 of the following year. If there is availability for January 15, you can book that date and up to 13 additional days immediately following your arrival date. But you have to wait until the booking window opens for that date, 8:00 AM
People come to know how competitive it is to book these sites so they find the site they want , bring up the booking page and are poised to hit the "Book this site" button at exactly the stroke of 8:00
I've been lucky a few times and beat the competition but have also been beat out many times, as well.
As I mentioned earlier, the farther south and the closer to the Ocean/Gulf you are, the more competitive it is
This also happens for popular national parks, such as Yosemite as well as popular California parks