Info on campsites ?

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Info on campsites ?

Post by Fastcat » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:14 pm

How crowded will the campsites be at Rock Harbor and 3 Mile on the arrival day (Friday) and the day before departure day (Tuesday) ? What happens if they are all occupied when we get there, where do we camp at? We are arriving Aug. 17 on the Ranger III and departing Aug. 22 .

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Re: Info on campsites ?

Post by ChicagoMoose » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:59 pm

No way to really know how crowded it will be in advance.

Personally, I have never seen zero spots available at RH, I am sure it happens though. Not being a holiday weekend and the fact that school will be back in session so no/less scout troops on the island I wouldn't stress. You may have to share a site with someone or use the group sites. If it really came down to zero sites available stop in the Ranger station and I am sure a Ranger will help you figure it out.

How many are in your group?


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Re: Info on campsites ?

Post by Fastcat » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:13 pm

Thanks that helps to know, it's just the 2 of us.

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Re: Info on campsites ?

Post by ChicagoMoose » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:21 pm

I think I’d feel safe that if it’s just the two of you there will be no problem getting a site on a Tuesday in late August. Don’t stress it!

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Re: Info on campsites ?

Post by thesneakymonkey » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:43 am

You’ll be fine. Don’t stress about the minor details. It’ll work itself out. There’s always a spot or someone willing to let you share a spot.

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Re: Info on campsites ?

Post by Base654 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:05 am

I have often found all of the site occupied, but full is a relative term. I often hike alone, but share a shelter or camp site with others. I have never needed to leave a campground. I like to get to RH early so I can shower, hit the gift shop, have a beer and a burger, walk the Stoll Trail and have dinner at the restaurant. That also almost guarantees my choice of spots.


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Re: Info on campsites ?

Post by Tortuga » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:01 am

I'm always early-to-rise, early-to-camp, so I usually get my choice (typically finish my hiking day around noon or earlier). And I have shared tent sites and shelters with people several times during "full" conditions. You'l be fine!

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