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Groups over 6 must have advance reservations and camp at campgrounds they register for.
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As I recall, she said:
- Groups must stay where they have a reservation because there may be another group coming in. Individuals can easily double up at a site, but a group site won't accommodate 20 people.
- During busy times when the entire campground is full, a ranger will sometimes direct individuals to an empty group site. I once saw that at 3mi.
- A group sites is sometimes kept open as an emergency staging area. I suppose, for example, that it may be the only place to do a helicopter rescue. So in that case, an empty group site can't be used for an extra group or individual overflow.
Having said all that, I know that they allow exceptions for safety reasons; they won't send kayakers out into a gale. But I'm told they will issue tickets to visitors who overstay their limit for no good reason. eg rain is not a reason because visitors are expected to plan for that.
I think the park does an excellent job of managing the resource with common sense.