Montana State Parks: Book Your Campsite Reservations Now for 2013 Season
(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the public can book their campsite reservations now for the 2013 season, online at stateparks.mt.gov or by calling toll-free at 1-855-922-6768.
“We’re looking forward to a great summer season, state parks offer some of the best camping areas in Montana,” said Chas Van Genderen, Administrator for Montana State Parks. “The campsite reservation program has been a great success because you can book in advance and have a spot waiting.”
More than 500 campsites per day can be reserved in 20 of Montana’s 54 state parks. Twelve of the parks have electrical hookups. There are also several yurts, cabins and tipis available.
The campsite reservation season runs from the third Friday in May to the third Sunday in September. The public can book up to nine months in advance online at stateparks.mt.gov or by phone at 1-855-922-6768.
Montana State Parks saw more than 10,000 campsite reservations last year, the majority made by Montana residents. The top campsite reservation parks in 2012 were: Tongue River Reservoir State Park, Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, Big Arm State Park, and Cooney State Park.
Campsite can be reserved at these parks: Bannack, Beavertail Hill, Big Arm, Black Sandy, Brush Lake, Cooney, Finley Point, Hell Creek, Lake Mary Ronan, Lewis & Clark Caverns, Logan, Makoshika, Missouri Headwaters, Placid Lake, Salmon Lake, Thompson Falls, Tongue River Reservoir, Wayfarers, West Shore, and Whitefish Lake.
Basic campsite costs: $15 dollars per night for residents and $23 dollars per night for non-residents during peak spring/summer season. To reserve a campsite online or by phone is an additional $10. Montana Seniors and residents with disabilities are to phone the call center for accommodations and special rates.
Spontaneous campers are not left out as each park holds back approximately 25% of their campsites outside of the reservation program, for traditional first-come, first served camping visits.
To make a reservation, visit: stateparks.mt.gov .
All campsites are open for camping on a first-come, first- served basis starting on Wednesday, May 1, with Reservations starting on Friday, May 17.
Montana State Parks launched the campsite reservation program in March of 2011.
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