SAN FRANCISCO – Hipcamp, a leading international campsite booking platform, today announced the launch of Hipcamp Alerts, a new service that continuously scans America’s most popular sold-out national and state park campsites and instantly notifies users of openings via push notifications and email. Hipcamp Alerts, available via an API integration with Campflare, are free to use and solve a top camper pain point: finding available campsites.
Hipcamp also harnesses the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to serve campers top-rated available private land campsites near the desired public land option each time they receive a Hipcamp Alert. Campers may select alternative stays from among the more than 120,000 private campsites available only on Hipcamp.
“Public lands are our birthright,” said Hipcamp CEO and Founder Alyssa Ravasio. “We believe the outdoors should be accessible to all. For that reason, we’re proud to offer Hipcamp Alerts to all campers free of charge. By expanding access to nature and boosting park revenue, Hipamp can play an important role in securing the ongoing relevance and sustainability of our public lands. We’re also thrilled that Hipcamp Alerts will surface affordable private land campsites near desired locations across the more than 5 million acres of land that are found only on Hipcamp.”
The partnership between Hipcamp and Campflare will scale access to public lands availability data for millions of users by scanning more than 350,000 public campsites for cancellations and allowing unlimited alerts for all campers who sign up for the new service.
“In recent years, campsites that were intended to be used by all members of the public have increasingly been available only to the wealthy and technologically advanced,” said 22-year-old Campflare Co-Founder Carter Harrison. “Partnering with Hipcamp expands access to our public lands to every camper—not just those who can afford to pay for a scanner service.”
Hipcamp’s top 4 tips for scoring a sold-out national or state campground
1. Create a Hipcamp Alert: You can sign up for as many campsite notifications as you like. They’re free, and will be forever.
2. Be flexible on dates and open to a last-minute trip: Most cancellations happen within a few days of a trip, so be ready to spring into action at the last minute.
3. Be willing to site-hop within your desired campground: Planning a week-long stay? Be open to the idea of booking one campsite for a few nights, then moving to another site in the same campground for the rest of your trip. Short reservations are always easier to find than long ones.
4. Respond to your Hipcamp Alert as quickly as possible: Everyone gets alerts at the same time, so the most popular campsites may be re-booked within seconds, while others may not be re-booked for several minutes. Either way, make your reservation as quickly as possible!
America’s 15 most popular public land campgrounds*
Top-Rated Hipcamps Nearby
Yosemite National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Los Padres National Forest
Glacier National Park
Main Camp (Sites 131-188)
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Zion National Park
Grand Teton National Park
San Elijo State Beach
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
|Coachland RV Resort
Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore
Pinnacles National Park
Olympic National Park
South Carlsbad State Beach
Arches National Park
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
*According to alert signups on Campflare
Founded in 2013, Hipcamp is the leading international campsite booking platform. It opens more than 5 million acres of the world’s most beautiful private land to create brand new places for people to camp, and gives a growing community of good-natured people the opportunity to list, discover, and book magical RV sites, treehouses, tent campsites, and cabins around the world. The fully remote company operates in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and to date has helped people spend more than 10 million nights under the stars. When listing on Hipcamp, farmers, ranchers, vintners, and other landowners generate new revenue streams to steward their land and keep working lands working. By making it simple to get outside, Hipcamp protects habitat and supports a growing love for the land.
Founded in 2020, Campflare offers free public land campsite alerts with the aim of increasing America’s access to public lands. To date, Campflare has sent more than 3 million notifications, helping campers secure coveted sold-out campsites across America’s most popular national parks, state parks, and national forests.