Camping at state parks can be very popular, and some campgrounds fill up months in advance. We recommend trying to get reservations before your trip.
We have found the Allstays camping app extremely helpful, as it lists both state and private campgrounds, as well at rest stops and other useful information.
***If you are bringing a dog with you, proof of a rabies vaccine is often REQUIRED, and they do ask to see it at the check-in station. The red tag that they wear on their collar isn’t enough-you have to bring a printed out vet record, showing the dates of the vaccine, and that it is still current.