What the hell has happened to camping in the USA?

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  1. Uncle Albert

    Uncle Albert Hey, Barry! Yes, other Barry?

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    It used to be you could slap a park permit on your jeep, throw a tent, sleeping bags and a cooler in the back, take off into the boonies, pick a spot you liked and relax by a campfire.

    Now it's limited reservations that are completely booked, for fixed campsites you do not get to choose, and exorbitant daily fees.

    Sure, there are BLM/National forest sites, if you are lucky enough to live within a reasonable drive of an accessible place that isn't already pack to the gills when you find it.

    Is the problem really you fucknuts with your 300 foot RVs, parking two feet from each other and having raging 200 decibel bloodsport parties where people get hurt/killed before leaving mountains of trash behind? Is the solution once again a mass culling?
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  3. Quincunx

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    I think a lot of people who wouldn't otherwise have gone camping adopted it as a relatively pandemic-safe activity. Hence the crowding.

    I haven't been camping in years. :(
    Been doing a lot of sailing though. :)
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  5. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Don't be a dick about the things you don't like

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    COVID-19 happened.

    Our national and provincial parks have turned into garbage-infested overpopulated hellholes, thanks to the pandemic and people having nowhere to go. :shrug:

    Also, I'm always at a loss as to why people want to turn their back on thousands of years of human progress and sleep on the dirt.
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    Ancalagon outta my way Administrator Formerly Important

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    WA State Parks have some first-come sites set aside. Also, there is usually a cancellation or two.

    As a backup this place is about 45 minutes from me.

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    Sounds like we could use more state and national parks.

    Is that socialism?
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    It's only socialism if you seize privately owned lands to create your parks. :async:
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    If *I* seize privately owned lands? That would be squatting. Not socialism.
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    All to describe their concept of ownership...
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