Campground Reservations Open Feb. 1 for Sebago Lake State Park and Feb. 5 for all Maine State Park Campgrounds

January 25, 2019

For more information contact: Tom Gordon at 207-287-4986

Maine State Parks attracted a record 2,997,931 million visitors in 2018

AUGUSTA - The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's Bureau of Parks and Lands announced that campground reservations for the 2019 season will open for Sebago State Park on February 1 and for all remaining state park campgrounds on February 5.

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 our 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.

Reservation Details:

WHAT: State Park Campground Reservations to Open for Sebago Lake State Park

WHEN: 9:00 a.m., Friday, February 1

WHERE: Online at http://www.CampWithME.com The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands' reservations system and call center will open with reservations being taken for the very popular Sebago Lake camp sites only starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 1, to reduce wait times.

Reservations for all remaining state park campgrounds will be able to be made starting at 9:00 a.m. on February 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:

  1. Online at www.CampWithME.com (24-7);

  2. By calling in state at 800-332-1501; or (out-of-state) 207-624-9950 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., on Business Days);

  3. By mailing reservations to: Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands, ATTN.: Reservations, 22 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333. Mailed Sebago Lake reservation requests must not be postmarked before Feb. 1, 2019; and, Feb 5, 2019 for all other parks.

  4. By dropping off completed reservation forms, which will be processed during normal business hours at the Harlow Building located at 18 Elkins Lane, Augusta, ME.

On Friday, February 1, Sebago Lake State Park reservations will be accepted for a four-night minimum stay only. Sebago tends to average longer stays than other campgrounds.

For more information and complete registration details, go to: www.CampWithME.com

PLEASE NOTE: Group Camping Reservations and Group Picnic & Shelter Reservations opens, for all parks on Feb. 1, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. as well. Campers should call the parks directly for either of these reservations. Online listings are provided below:

Group Camping Reservations http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/camping/group_camping.shtml

Group Picnic Areas & Shelter Reservations http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/camping/grouppicnicareas.shtml