Labor Day Camping Reservations
If a National Forest campground allows reservations, in most cases, they also have a good number of first-come-first-served campsites. Reservable campsites may be reserved up to 6 months prior to your arrival date. Group campsites may be reserved up to 1 year in advance.
You may also reserve your campsite at least 4 days prior to your arrival. So, theoretically, you could reserve a campsite today for your Labor Day Weekend. However, the number of reservable campsites are now few and far between for the upcoming holiday weekend.
Your best chance in securing a first-come-first-served campsite is to start your weekend a day or two early. To avoid last-minute disappointment, confirm with the Campground Manager that your site is a first-come-first-served site and cannot be reserved by someone else until you leave. Do not leave your campsite unattended for more than 24 hours.
Planning ahead: Labor Day for 2017 falls on September 4th; the prior Friday is the 2nd. So make your group reservation in a couple weeks or put a reminder on March 1st, 2017 to make your single family site reservation for Labor Day 2017. Maybe start watching a few days before that so you don't miss out on your favorite campsite.