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Maine State Park campground reservations open Feb. 10

Posted Feb. 07, 2014, at 11:47 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Bureau of Maine State Parks and Lands announced that campground reservations for the 2014 season will open for all state parks at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at http://www.campwithme.com .

“Maine State Parks provide many year-round opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends,” said Gov. Paul R. LePage in a government press release. “In addition to making reservations for the upcoming camping season, I encourage people to check out Winter Family Fun Days and the Ski & Snowshoe Trailers that are available to the public as part of the Department’s Take It Outside initiative.”

Commissioner Walt Whitcomb highlighted the recent success and popularity of Maine State Park offerings and programs. “Despite a very wet spring last year, 2,512,627 people visited Maine State Parks in 2013, the fourth highest attendance since 1990,” said Whitcomb. “Our dedicated staff continue to offer new recreational and educational offerings for all age groups. Visitors to our state parks have fun and leave with memories that can last a lifetime.”

There will be no fee increase for sites at the state park campgrounds for this camping season. Fees, however, do vary from campground to campground, with the highest fees for non-residents who want sites with water and electric hookups.

Campers can make reservations at Maine state park campgrounds in four ways:

  • Online at http://www.CampWithMe.com (24-7);
  • By calling in state at 800-332-1501; or (out-of-state)207-624-9950 (9:00AM – 4:00PM, on Business Days);
  • By mailing reservations to: Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands, ATTN.: Reservations, 22 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333. Mailed reservation requests must not be postmarked before Feb 10, 2014.
  • By dropping off completed reservation forms, which will be processed during business hours at the Augusta office. For more information and complete registration details, go to: http://www.campwithme.com

Group Camping Reservations and Group Picnic & Shelter Reservations opened on 02/03/2014. Call the park directly for either of these reservations. Online listings are provided below:

Group Camping Reservations http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/camping/group_camping.shtml

Group Picnic Areas & Shelter Reservations http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/camping/group_picnic_areas.shtml

For  information about the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, go to:http://www.maine.gov/acf

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