Step back 1/5
Ever tried finding available backcountry permits in an area? Forget it. Calendar view of available campsites? Very often inaccurate. If you want to book sites, the dates change while booking. Very disappointed. This App wants too much and delivers too little.
This is the app we were waiting for! 5/5
Everything has been updated and looks magnificent! You can tell they really put a lot of effort and energy on this app. Thank you!
Awesome app❤️ 5/5
I love camping and using the national parks a great deal thanks so much for updating this app it is extremely user-friendly the older version was very glitchy this one is so perfect you can set your filters and look for your dates and find a campground thanks again this is an awesome app
Terrible app for the IPad 1/5
This is obviously an phone app not an iPad app. I checked it out because their website used to be pretty good but the they changed it and went backwards by 10 generations. The filters on their old web used to be good but they are now only half useful on the website and nonexistent on this app
By Ian C Again
100% lame. Appears to be created by someone who has never made a camping reservation in their life. I just went to my favorite local campground and it makes no mention of all the first come first serve sites. They don’t even appear on the map, which is entirely useless. Very disappointing app. I would give this zero stars if I could.
Calendar is USELESS 2/5
Checking Watchman CG in ZIon. The calendar slows many ‘available’ days marked with ‘A’. Then I select a check in and checkout date, up comes a list of 95 sites—every one ‘unavailable.’ When I add ‘hide unavailable’ to the filters, the list returns empty. So why have the calendar show much availability when in fact there isn’t a single available opening? It seems this app is not synching with the recreation.gov site. Going there on a web browser, the calendar correctly shows NO availability.
Could be a great app if it would work in landscape mode on iPad 1/5
Obviously, this is an iPhone app. Even though, it runs on the iPad, it does so only in portrait mode. Big PITA and I will not use it. I call this symptom lazy programming on the part of the developer. They forget or do not care about people wanting the full screen landscape experience, which would make it so easy to use and enjoy the app and its content. Too bad.
Love the new app 5/5
By Bob c Shaw
I have used the new app to make several reservations at a couple of COE parks, and wow what an improvement. For the most part, it’s easy to navigate and I like the way the photos and maps are integrated. I wish it could store my Golden Age Passport number, do I don’t have to keep re-entering it, but that’s minor.
Still needs lot of work 2/5
I have a hard time getting round in it to see campsites that are available on certain dates Just hit and miss to find a campground map or satellite view. I loved the old website of a year or too ago. When I look at owls reservations I can’t click on it to make a new reservation at same site or campground. I find it hard to navigate around and I don’t usually have that problem with website or apps. A 2 is generous.
By Lv me
Had the previous app and there’s no comparison. A lot of time and effort obviously went into the making. Nice user interface. Easy searches and quick access to current and past reservations. 👍
A ‘Must Have’ App For Campers 5/5
If you enjoy camping on federal lands, you MUST HAVE this app!
The app was just released about a month ago and I have already used it to make several camping reservations for this summer!
This app is an extremely intuitive tool for locating reservable campsites in your National Parks, National Forests, Army Corps Recreation Areas and many other federal recreation areas.
The interface is clean and well designed. Logical search and filtering tools coupled with solid integration of geospatial data and maps make it super easy to find campsites that will accommodate your tent or RV on the dates you want to camp.
Streamlined transaction process allows you to quickly make, and pay for, your camping reservations. Unfortunately, this version does not support Apple Pay ... maybe in a future release?
It allows you to view the details of all future, and past, camping reservations associated with your Recreation.gov account. No more printing out reservation confirmation letters to take camping with you!
Integrated with Google Maps and Apple Maps so you can get detailed turn-by-turn directions to your campground with just the touch of a button.
Hopefully they will continue to add features like ability to upload your photos to their website, and the ability for users to rate campgrounds and submit reviews that will help others make smart decisions.
Great product for an initial 1.0 release. Try it! You will like it!
Where is the Haleakala Sunrise Tour? 1/5
This is not helpful if you’re trying to book a tour in a remote spot while in Hawaii.
Very fluid and smooth app 5/5
Very fluid and smooth app
Excellent layout 5/5
This is an obvious evolution of the desktop version and I have been waiting a long time for this! So great to see something we needed materialize. Too hard to use my laptop on the fly and now we have it. Thank you for making this happen. Now as a suggestion can’t we get all States and Local Government parks added into this app? Sure would be and excellent “one-stop-shop” for all.
Vast Improvement 5/5
At first I was wary of the folks that took over recreation.gov, especially since the old app pretty much stopped working. Out of curiosity, I searched to see if there was a replacement and here it is. What a huge improvement over the original! Even nicer than the website I think. Love the panoramic site pictures and the great integration between the site pictures and map function. Can’t wait to site pics from more campgrounds.