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Harvest Hosts Launches CampScanner to Help Campers Score Sold Out National Parks, National Forests, and more!

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Carrie Price
May 18, 2023

L;DR: CampScanner revolutionizes camping reservations by enabling campers to secure coveted spots at popular campgrounds. It scans databases like Recreation.gov and CA.gov, alerting users to cancellations in real-time. With pricing tiers based on scan frequency, it offers flexibility for different needs. Covering thousands of locations including National Parks, it streamlines the booking process, particularly beneficial for last-minute travel. Its launch addresses the challenges of campground booking in an industry experiencing unprecedented growth, aiming to enhance the camping experience for enthusiasts nationwide.

Harvest Hosts Launches CampScanner to Help Campers Score Sold Out National Parks, National Forests, and more!

CampScanner makes it possible for campers to scan the toughest-to-find campsites at some of the hottest campgrounds and destinations in the country_

VAIL, Colo., May 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvest Hosts, a membership program that gives RVers access to unique RV camping options, announced today its newest product expansion – CampScanner. RVers, tent campers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds can now access CampScanner's database to search for spots at sold-out campgrounds and receive notifications when a site becomes available. Campground reservations have become much more competitive as road travel has taken off, especially during peak camping season at the top National Parks.

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Many National Parks now require reservations due to the rapidly growing visitor count – and most campgrounds are already full for the summer months. For those still looking to plan trips or prefer short-notice vacations, the lack of availability can be challenging. CampScanner pulls information from Recreation.gov, and CA.gov to "scan" for cancellations and alert campers when something new becomes available to book at the parks they want to visit during the dates they're looking to travel. While previously those interested would have to manually check each site repeatedly, now as soon as an alert comes in, campers will be prompted to reserve through the campground's booking system to secure their spot. 

CampScanner has three pricing tiers: Basecamp ($39/year), Trailhead ($49/year), and Summit ($79/year), which vary based on the frequency of scans and the number of scans that can be set up. Popular locations include Yellowstone National Park, Zion National Park, Glacier National Park, Yosemite National Park and thousands more. Scans occur up to every five minutes, and match CampScanner users with the thousands of last minute cancellations daily.

"The process of booking campgrounds has become increasingly challenging with the recent road travel boom," says Joel Holland, CEO of Harvest Hosts. "We are thrilled to launch CampScanner to help bring back the joy of last-minute travel and ease of booking on-the-go for campers across the country."

With 92 million American households identifying as campers according to the 2023 KOA Camping Report, tools to help give campers an edge on coveted locations will be a huge help. CampScanner provides a more streamlined way to monitor multiple campgrounds simultaneously and the ability to act fast when spots open up. When camping is at an all-time high, the earlier you know about an opening and the faster you can act on it, the better your chances will be at securing your dream camping destination.

For more info, visit https://www.campscanner.com/

About Harvest Hosts
Harvest Hosts is a membership club for RVers offering unique overnight stays at over 8,000 locations all over North America – including more than 4,800 farms, wineries, breweries, distilleries, golf courses, museums and other scenic small businesses in addition to over 3,300 Boondockers Welcome community host locations. The company is the largest private RV camping network in North America, and its mission is to help millions of people live happier lives through road travel, while supporting wonderful small businesses and communities along the way. HarvestHosts' latest offerings include CampersCard, which provides free marketing for campgrounds, and perks, discounts and benefits for campers, and CampScanner, which connects campers with sold out campgrounds. To learn more, visit: www.harvesthosts.comwww.camperscard.com, and www.campscanner.com; download the Harvest Hosts app on iOS here and Android here.

About Harvest Hosts
Harvest Hosts is a unique RV camping membership that offers self-contained RVers unlimited overnight stays at over 8000 small businesses across North America with no camping fees. Boondock at farms, wineries, breweries, attractions, and other one-of-a-kind destinations throughout North America, and you’ll get peace of mind knowing that a safe place to stay is always nearby!
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Carrie Price
My husband and I were full-time RVers for about two years, traveling to 24 states and three provinces. We traveled all the way from Florida to Alaska and back. While on the road, I used both Boondockers Welcome and Harvest Hosts as well as other apps to find boondocking locations. I joined the Harvest Hosts team in 2021 as part of the Boondockers Welcome (BW) merger as I was the one and only BW employee. I am thrilled to be on the Marketing team at Harvest Hosts to continue my passion for the Boondockers Welcome and RV community.