AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Bureau of Parks and Lands has announced that campground reservations for the 2019 season will open for Sebago State Park Friday, Feb. 1, and for all remaining state park campgrounds on Feb. 5, according to a release from the bureau of parks and lands.

The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands’ reservations system and call center will open with reservations being taken for Sebago Lake camp sites starting at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1.

Reservations for all remaining state park campgrounds can be made starting at 9 a.m. Feb. 5. There will be no fee increase for campsites at the state park campgrounds this season.

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

• Online at CampWithME.com;

• by calling in state at 800-332-1501; or (out-of-state) 207-624-9950 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays);

•by mailing reservations to: Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands, ATTN.: Reservations, 22 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. Mailed Sebago Lake reservation requests (must not be postmarked before Feb. 1; and, Feb. 5 for all other parks).

• by dropping off completed reservation forms, which will be processed during normal business hours at the Harlow Building at 18 Elkins Lane, Augusta.

Sebago Lake State Park reservations will be accepted for a four-night minimum stay only on Friday, Feb. 1.

For more information, visit CampWithME.com.

NOTE: Group camping reservations and group picnic and shelter reservations opens, for all parks at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, as well. Campers should call the parks directly for either of these reservations.

Online listings are provided below:

• Group camping reservations maine.gov/dacf/parks/camping/group_camping.shtml

• Group Picnic Areas & Shelter Reservations maine.gov/dacf/parks/camping/group_picnic_areas.shtml

According to the release, Maine State Parks attracted a record 2,997,931 million visitors in 2018. Maine State Parks and Historic Sites provide year-round opportunities for people to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. In addition to making camping reservations for the upcoming season, visitors are encouraged to check out Winter Family Fun Days and the Ski & Snowshoe Trailers available to the public as part of the Department’s Take It Outside initiative. Maine State Parks and Historic Sites staff attributed a record-breaking increase in overall attendance to numerous factors occurring simultaneously.

2018 set a 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 recreational and educational opportunities its parks and historical sites offer visitors of all age groups. State parks’ staff continue to improve recreational and educational offerings to better serve all age groups.


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