In mid-December, I arrived around 7 PM on a Friday and Whitewater Draw was full. I stayed the night at Sportman’s, moving south the next morning and staying two nights there. I found plenty of space for my 21’ travel trailer and a picnic table.
On Saturday, January 23rd we arrived at 8:00 PM and found only two other campers - a tent and a small Class C. I imagine the preserve is past its busiest season and you should be in a fine position arriving on a Friday afternoon n
Most people stayed only one night; the limit is three.
The campground’s layout is unique, so depending on your RV or car, you can go between other “sites;” however, you may not have a picnic table.
In December, a tent camper pulled between us and the RV in front of us and we offered him the picnic table since he did not have any camping tables. The peculiar part was that he never walked over to look at the cranes. The campground is far from spectacular and I cannot imagine a reason to stay there other than the sandhill cranes.
I did not do a head count, yet it appears the same amount of cranes were there from December to January. Maybe I’m off by a thousand cranes, but you’d never notice.
Enjoy your time!