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If you thought summer rentals were rare to secure because of the pandemic, it seems to be the same for popular camp sites and RV’s are going fast, according to a report by WFSB in Hartford, Conn.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is getting the parks ready. The campsites open the Friday before Memorial Day and DEEP filed a plan of action with the Dept. of Public Health to make sure people stay safe.

DEEP anticipates approval by the DPH for a full operations season. They stress though that all campsites are by reservation only through the Reserve America website. Even private campgrounds like KOA in Niantic are filling fast.

“It’s tough. It’s very hard. We booked ours a while back, so we knew we were doing this,” said Donna Cochrane. “We got a waiting list of over 100 people for seasonal sites, and for this year, it seems like there’s not a lot of seasonal inventory out there available,” said David Nowakowski, owner of SUNFOX Campground.

Dave Nowakowski opened his SUNFOX Campground in Lisbon last week. He says they are already booked weekends through Father’s Day.

“I would say as soon as they could make their reservations, wherever they may be going, whether SUNFOX or anywhere else, don’t wait too much longer because there’s not a lot of availability, especially for seasonal sites,” Nowakowski said.

See the complete WFSB report here.