MILLINOCKET — Die-hard campers are showing up at Baxter State Park headquarters to get first dibs on reservations for the 2012 camping season.

Today marks the first day campers can make reservations for the May 15-Oct. 15 camping season, but they have to show up in person at the park’s Millinocket headquarters to do so.

For many campers, it’s an annual ritual to show up early at the park’s headquarters on the first day of reservations to reserve their spots.

The park also begins its online reservations system today whereby campers can use the park’s website to reserve tent sites, cabins and lean-tos up to 120 days in advance.

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