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How Campground Manager Got Started

In 2017, Bradly Adams and his brother Clay started a small campground with 10 sites. Since both brothers had full time jobs, it was determined they needed a good campground reservation management software to automate as much as possible. They were especially interested in automating monthly payments for the ongoing reservations, as well as accepting new reservations.

Bradly set out to find a good solution for their small campground. He was quite disappointed in the market’s offerings though, as most options were either old, clunky, expensive, or all of the above. As a technology inclined person, Bradly was also disappointed to find no self-serve options. All options required the account to be set up for him, but he wanted full control, so he didn’t have to require the help of a support rep to make changes.

As a software developer, Bradly decided he could do better. Starting in 2018, he started writing the code for Firefly. By 2020, the product was released to the market and experienced immediate success. Camping and RVing grew quickly in popularity in 2020 which increased the urgency for campground owners to find a software that could help them manage the load.

With the rapidly expanding customer base as well as Bradly’s own expanding campground, features were quickly and continuously added to Firefly to make running a campground easier than ever. As a user of his own product, Bradly was able to leverage his own experience running a campground to make the product stand above the rest.

Firefly continues to operate the brothers’ campground as well as hundreds of campgrounds in North America.

In 2021, Firefly Reservations joined the, and Astra Campground Manager family. With decades of park management experience, ReserveAmerica is the premier outdoor ecosystem serving park owners, managers, and guests.  

Focusing on simplicity, Firefly Reservations was built by campground owners, for campground owners. Now combined with Astra Campground Manager, Firefly brings this robust and beloved technology to the cloud with a focus on ease of use, streamlined operations, and giving busy campground owners, managers, and clerks time back in their day.  

Below are some Firefly favorite features:  

-Online reservations
-Interactive map
-Ongoing reservations
-Automated guest emails
-Custom email templates
-Automatic recurring payments
-Point-of-Sale (POS)
-Send bulk emails to guests
-Reservation grid
-Guest portal
-SMS messaging to guests
-Self-service kiosk
-Custom reservation fees  


Firefly will also be the first platform to fully integrate with and expanding each campground’s visibility to 12M+ visitors a year. ReserveAmerica is a leading destination for discovering & exploring, and booking campsites, cabins, yurts and more. RV Parky is an RV park directory built by a full time RV’er with the help of the RV community to help fellow RV’ers on the road.  

By combining the reach of ReserveAmerica and the functionality of Astra Campground Manager, Firefly Reservations is poised to even further capitalize on its position as the best-In-class software solution for campgrounds.  

Stay tuned for future release dates and new features! For more information visit