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.