While owning a campground could be a very profitable endeavor (worth at least $273k a year), it can certainly come with its own share of expenses.
On average, a campground will run you between $10k and $50k (not including the cost of land); meaning that paying for an expensive booking software isn’t ideal for park owners.
But are there any free campground reservation systems? Well, the short answer is yes – there are a handful of free and relatively inexpensive reservation software solutions out there. But to give some context, here’s a list of options you can find online.
There are a handful of reservation software solutions out there, and most of them provide online booking at a free or relatively inexpensive rate.
That being said, most systems are either lacking in features offered, pricing plans, or their reach of customers.
If you’re looking for the biggest bang for your buck, Good Sam Campground Solutions offers everything park owners need to run their business in-house, at a cheaper rate with more features than anyone else.
Pure and simple, Good Sam Campground Solutions is FREE for members and only charges guests a $1 booking fee. For non-members, it’s still only $99 a month, with guests paying a $3 booking fee.
When a guest can’t find their preferred reservation due to availability, we offer them the next best option. This scroll calendar allows them to easily find the next open date.
Add customized notes to each camper reservation and account, easily accessible from the dashboard.
See real-time reports that show who is currently checked into the park and who is leaving.
Accessible from anywhere, 24/7, with the ability for your guests to book and for you to earn money while you aren’t physically working.
Make campsite items like firewood or rentals available for purchase in the online booking process.
Easily manage guest reservations with the drag and drop dashboard. Check-in campers, issue refunds, print parking passes, extend reservations, and add notes onto upcoming bookings—all from one grid.
Good Sam offers support across standard business hours for parks as well as weekend support when needed. We recognize that many campgrounds may need us on busy weekends so we constantly monitor email and chat. We also are in the process of implementing dedicated phone support, which will be live by September of 2021.
Increase revenue on popular weekends or create booking minimums during peak season. Our dynamic pricing allows you to tweak your pricing to maximize the revenue of your park.
We built a platform that can handle the many nuances that define your campground. Software solutions include customizable check-in and check-out times, the number of nights that can be booked online, and guest options for choosing their site.
You can create an interactive site map of your campground using a satellite view of your property. When a guest books online, they’ll be able to see your entire park, photos, and amenities at each campsite.
Over 20 customizable reports that help you track daily, weekly, and monthly revenue.
All inclusive access to our active Good Sam members assisting your Campground to reach more users more efficiently.
More than 60 percent of guests will book a site from their mobile devices. We make sure they can easily book no matter what screen they access from.
Our reservation software will help you every step of the way from reservation to check-in.
For every reservation, we create an automatic parking pass that you can print when your guests are checking into your park.
Point of Sale (POS) system where a customer can pay for reservations online and receipts will be generated in print or electronically.
For campgrounds using Quickbooks Online, we have an automatic integration to sync your data in real time – making bookkeeping for your park far easier.
Create a professional website with our website builder. Choose a customizable template and add the features you need.
For the last 55 years, Good Sam has partnered with campground owners to grow their business through our integrated marketing strategies.
Whether it’s our circulation of 26 million annual publications, our 40 million social media engagements, or our 120 million unique online visitors, we’ll give your campground the traffic it needs to thrive.
Plus, with over 7 million active customers and Good Sam members, Campground Solutions will connect your park with more RVers than anyone else.
While most online reservation systems come with decent reviews, at the end of the day, Good Sam Campground Solution is a free campground reservation system with more features and guaranteed reservations for park operators.
Good Sam Campground Solutions provides several services to give campground owners like yourself the tools needed to run your business on your terms. Whether it’s marketing and advertising, online reservations, or access to a network of over 2 million RVers, Good Sam makes managing a park as easy as possible. If you’re ready to get started we can help! Request a demo today.