FAQs how to get campsites near me

How does this service work?
Click on the "Start Here" above and search for a campground. Choose a date you wish to stay, provide your smartphone contact number and we'll send a SMS text if that campground becomes available, it's a simple as that.
Cancellation availability can vary by campground, it may take a few days before you hear from us. CAMPSITES 4U uses SMS text to contact you exclusively, we can't email or contact you via phone. 
CAMPSITES 4U finds available campsites within the campground selected however there are cases when campsites aren't cancelled so you won't hear anything from us, but rest assured our continuous scans will let you know.  There are also cases when very popular campgrounds become available but are quickly reserved by other eager campers so it's important to act quickly when we do alert you. 
Give it a try and soon you'll be getting messages like this. 


Can I try the service for free?

Yes, there is a basic service that has some limitations, the scan intervals are longer at 30 mins and you can add only one item per cart. 

Can I add multiple nights?

Yes,  however only if all days become available then you will get an alert. If you pick individual days If any one of the dates become available you will receive an alert for that date. Some people prefer that because you can make flexible plans versus waiting on the chance a block of dates will open. 

How much does the service cost?

Basic service with some limitations is free. Memberships are affordable $4 and $8 per month are have unlimited scan and the short scan internals, every 5 minutes. 

I'm not getting the alerts?

You do need to wait, sometimes it takes days before availability pops up. You should also check that your provider isn't blocking our service. To fix this you can create a contact on your phone using the number +1 (209) 269-8357 named something like CAMPSITES4U

Do you book sites?

No. We are not involved in booking or selling campsite spots.  We find campgrounds that are currently booked and let you know as soon as they become available. Availability is based on vacancy at the time when a campsite is cancelled or a new booking window opens. Once you're notified, you need to access that campground reservations website and make the booking. We provide a link in the SMS Text. We recommend to get an account beforehand, it'll save you time when it comes to doing the actual booking. 

How do I know you actually check sites for me?

Our systems are checking 24x7 for available sites. We also send a SMS Text after your date check is complete even if a spot didn't open so that you can try again for another date. Sometimes a site will open briefly just to booked again so you might get an alert from us only to find no sites available.  This happens when  someone else gets the site before you do. Our systems are set up so that we will check at least one more time. The SMS text message you receive will have the site name with date and link to website. We expect our checks will result in an alert with availability for you, If not you can always return and make a new date check.

Can I have my camping friends try out the service?

Sure, everyone can try the service, feel free to share.

Can I cancel or change my scan request later?

You can cancel active scans by logging into your account https://www.campsites4u.com/account/login and clicking cancel on the order.

If you wish to change a scan you will need to cancel and recreate it. 

I can't find a campground I'm looking for?

We're adding Campgrounds all the time. We're currently focused on California Campgrounds, ReserveCalifornia, Recreation.gov and KOA.  Let us know via Chat which Campgrounds you'd like to check and we'll try to add it. 

Why do I need to add an address when checking out?

The address is not used, only the contact number to reach you with alerts for availability. The tool uses e-commerce shopping cart software and has a requirement for address in case of shipping. You can add simply enter a fictious address if preferred. 


What's the earliest and latest date I can start checking ?


We start checking beginning the next day out to six months in advance. Campground reservation systems vary, for example some only allow you to book 48 hours from the current day, those sites are usually reserved for walk-ins. In those cases, CAMPSITES 4U will alert you of availability but you will not be able to reserve on-line. 


Can I cancel a scan?

Yes, if you no longer need to be alerted for a particular campground you can simply log on at https://campsites4u.com/account find the order and click cancel. You'll be taken to another check-out screen to cancel the order. Cancelling an order means all scans and alerts for that order will be cancelled. If you had multiple scans in the order and wish to keep some then you'll need to recreate those.