State park reservations begin February 16

It’s time to start planning for the 2016 camping season in North Dakota as the reservation system for state park camping sites opens Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7 a.m. Central Time, allowing reservations to be made 95-days out. This year, for the first time, all state park campsites and corrals can be reserved.

State park full services begin Friday, May 20, and the 95-day reservation window allows visitors to make sure they have a campsite ready upon arrival. Online, reservations can be made 24 hours a day with the exception of the first day of the 95-day window — these reservations will be available at 7 a.m.

The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department’s online reservation system. www.parkrec.nd.gov,  is always accessible and the department’s toll free call center hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. everyday.  In 2016, campsite reservations may be made for May 20 through Sept. 5. In addition, the following horse parks will take campsite and corral reservations as follows: Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park through Sept. 5; Fort Ransom though Sept. 25; Little Missouri State Park through Oct. 31; and Sully Creek State Park through Nov. 30. All campsite stays are are limited to 14 consecutive days in any 30-day period unless otherwise noted.

Cabin, yurt, tipi, shelter, and meeting hall reservations may be made 365 day in advance. Reservations for campsites and cabins/yurts/tipis can be made until noon the day prior to arrival.  Reservations may be made either online at www.parkrec.nd.gov or by calling our toll-free reservation line, at 800-807-4723. Horse campsite and corral reservations must be made directly through the park.