The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands has announced that campground reservations for the 2017 season will open for state parks on Monday, February 6.

Photo Credit: David Shaw

Online-reservation "start-days" are once again split, with reservations for the popular Sebago Lake camp sites opening February 1 to reduce wait times.

Maine State Parks attracted a record 2.87 million visitors in 2016, breaking the annual attendance record set in 2015.  Commissioner Walt Whitcomb attributed a record-breaking 9.5% increase in overall attendance to a number of factors occurring simultaneously.

"In 2015, Maine State Parks had the highest attendance since 1985, with just over 2.6 million visitors” said Whitcomb. “2016 set another record because of: the recent success and popularity of year-round Maine State Park offerings and programs; favorable weather conditions; and greater public awareness of what our parks and historical sites offer visitors. Park staff continue to improve recreational and educational offerings to better serve all age groups."

The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands' reservations system and call center will be open for campground reservations on February 6 at 9:00 a.m.

There will be no fee adjustments for campsites at the state park campgrounds this season. New for 2017, campers can book a reservation one business day prior to their first night’s stay. In previous years, a two-day notice was required.

Campers can make reservations at Maine State Park Campgrounds in four ways:

  1. Online at campwithme.com (24/7)
  2. By calling in state at 800-332-1501; or (out-of-state) 207-624-9950 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00  p.m., on Business Days);
  3. 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 6, 2017.
  4. 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: www.campwithme.com