We're talking the state parks here, not the private campgrounds that accept seasonal reservation. State park stays are only for 14 days, although you can come back after a few days out. The 30 day advance window is a rolling window that always gives Florida residents a 30 day preference, leaving out of staters to pick up whatever is left, assuming anything is. I would have much preferred to see an extra charge for out of staters such as NY and others do to limit out of state occupancy.Well gang - not everything you read is aimed at you.
Florida residents already live here and want a chance to have a weekend or vacation getaway that will likely be for a short time - not a 5-6 month contiguous snowbird camping experience.
I've seldom met anyone from Florida that "moves in" for months blocking others from enjoying our parks.
If one of those shorter-term residents are in a site in the middle or a snowbird's planned five month homesteading monopoly adventure then the out-of-staters may have to move to another site to achieve the months long exile from their real home - just as we often have to do when we travel the USA.
If anyone thinks they are a target that's unfortunate.
And yes, we do like tourists and bring more money - and BTW, if you don't live here, please don't let the politics ruffle your feathers you can return to your normal when you get back home with a lovely tan.