Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Reserve 2008 Campsites, Harbor, Rec Area Use Now

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants to remind users of Michigan state parks, harbors and recreation areas that reservations are now available for much of the 2008 summer season. Reservations for harbor slips, campsites, cabins, teepees and yurts are now available on-line or through the reservation call center for dates into early July.

"Campsites become available for arrival dates six months out from the date a reservation is made, so we are already booking into the Fourth of July timeframe," said Ron Olson, chief of the DNR Parks and Recreation Division. "Staff at the reservation call center begin taking phone calls at 8 a.m. on weekdays and at 9 a.m. on weekends. New site availability dates roll into the database at those times to be fair to all users."

Campers and boaters who have planned vacations are reminded to make their reservations now to secure a campsite or slip at their favorite park, harbor or recreation area.

In 2007, over 500 events were held in state parks, harbors or recreation areas. New and special events are being scheduled or planned for the 2008 season, and are added to the "GO-Get Outdoors" calendar of events, daily. Check out the calendar of events at Under "Recreation and Camping," select "GO-Get Outdoors" to review the "Get Outdoors Calendar."

Reservations can be made on-line at, or by contacting the reservation call center at 800-447-2757. Questions regarding reservations or events can be directed to the Parks and Recreation Division office in Lansing at 517-373-9900, or by contacting Cheryl Greaney at 517-373-0399.

Motor vehicle and boating access site permit fees remain the same as last year at all Michigan state parks, recreation areas and boating access sites. All motor vehicles entering a state park or recreation area must display a motor vehicle permit, available for purchase at the entrance. Cost is $24 for resident annual and $6 for resident daily. A non-resident annual is $29 and a non-resident daily is $8. Boating access site permits are also available at $24 for an annual permit and $6 for a daily permit.

a news release of the Michigan DNR
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