Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Maine State Park Campground Reservations to Open Feb. 3 for Sebago Lake State Park, for all State Parks Feb. 10

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 Sebago State Park on February 3 and for all state parks February 10.

"Maine State Parks provide many year-round opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "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."

Reservation Details:

WHAT: State Park Campground Reservations to Open for Sebago Lake State Park

WHEN: 9:00 a.m., Monday, February 3

WHERE: On line at www.campwithme.com

The Bureau of Maine State Parks and Lands' reservations system and call center will be open for Sebago Lake State Park campground reservations only on Feb. 3 and for all state park campgrounds at 9:00 a.m. on February 10, according to Bureau officials.

Online-reservation "start-days" once again are being split, with reservations being taken for the very popular Sebago Lake camp sites only starting on Monday, February 3, to reduce wait times.

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 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 Sebago Lake reservation requests must not be postmarked before Feb. 3, 2014; and, Feb 10, 2014 for all other parks. - By dropping off completed reservation forms, which will be processed during business hours at the Augusta office.

On Monday, February 3, Sebago Lake reservations will be accepted for a four-night minimum stay only. This is being done because Sebago tends to average longer stays than other campgrounds.

For more information and complete registration details, go to: http://www.campwithme.com

PLEASE NOTE: Group Camping Reservations and Group Picnic & Shelter Reservations open on 02/03/2014 at 9:00 a.m. as well. 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

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