Here’s When New York State Parks Will Start Accepting Camping Reservations

by Hunter Miller

On Monday, June 8, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will begin accepting new camping reservations for the week starting June 22.

At 9 a.m. on Monday, reservations are open for all available sites. Tents, RVs, trailers, yurts, cabins, and cottages will be available for reservation. However, the state parks are limiting the campground capacity.

Reservations Required

The park requires visitors to make reservations in advance. The New York State Office expects reservations to fill up quickly. Visitors should save their spot as soon as possible.

The NYS encourages campers to take necessary health precautions. As a reminder, the park system placed coronavirus related signage. Park staff will be enforcing safety guidelines.

“Campers are reminded to practice social distancing, bring and wear a face covering, respect the rules, and do their part to keep the campgrounds, parks and beaches open and safe for everyone,” the NYS said in a statement. “Camping capacity is limited and visitors must make an advance reservation before arriving to the campground.” 

Campground Check-In

Check-in will include screenings. The park prohibits campers showing coronavirus symptoms on site. Also, if they have been in contact with visitors coronavirus symptoms such as respiratory illness or fever. Additionally, the park limits campsite to “immediate household members only.”

Campers should avoid activities requiring close contact, such as basketball, football, or soccer. Avoid other common areas such as playgrounds, slides, and swings. Also, visitors should not share equipment. Visitors should refrain from sharing objects like helmets, balls, or bicycles.

Site restrooms will be operating at reduced capacity. Campers can also expect periodic closings for cleaning.

“Park Social Distancing Ambassadors” will work alongside State Park Police and other staff to ensure safety. The guidelines will be enforced at campgrounds, picnic areas, lawns, beachfronts and more.

To make your reservation, call 1-800-456-CAMP. Or go to The parks encourage online reservations.

[H/T Local Syr]