Reservations for Maine State Parks camping season begin February 3 with Sebago Lake State Park

January 27, 2020

For more information contact: Jim Britt at jim.britt@maine.gov

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands will accept reservations for Sebago Lake State Park starting Monday, February 3, with reservations for all 12 Maine State Park Family Campgrounds starting Friday, February 7

AUGUSTA - Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) is inviting everyone who loves the outdoors to hurry up and make their 2020 camping reservations. Reservations for Sebago Lake State Park, the state's most sought-after camping destination, open Monday, February 3. All state parks will be available for reservations starting Friday, February 7.

"The Maine outdoors is renowned for its boundless beauty and for its outstanding recreational opportunities," said Governor Janet Mills. I encourage Maine people and visitors to take advantage of them by signing up for a campsite in one of our fantastic state parks beginning on February 3.

Maine is dotted with 48 State Parks and Historic Sites and each destination delivers its own special experiences. BPL Call Center Representatives are experts at guiding curious campers through the process of choosing the perfect park and campsite for small parties and larger groups.

Bureau of Parks and Lands staff provide opportunities for campers to participate in unique programs and events, said Amanda Beal, Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Our Maine State Parks offer countless adventures, all across the state, in every season and for every type of outdoor passion.

Maine State Parks and Historic Sites provide year-round opportunities for camping enthusiasts to get outside with family and friends. In addition to making camping reservations for the upcoming season, visitors are encouraged to explore Winter Family Fun Days and the Ski & Snowshoe Trailers available to the public as part of the Department's Take It Outside initiative.

Theres no better cure for the winter blues than signing up for summer adventure at one of our outstanding State Parks, said Andy Cutko, BPL Director. Sunshine and summer family fun are right around the corner, and its easier than ever to reserve a campsite. Some of my personal favorites are shorefront sites at Lily Bay and Cobscook Bay, but no matter the region, there are great sites available at all Parks.

New to the parks for 2020:

BPL has installed electric/water hook-ups at Aroostook, Mt. Blue, Rangeley Lake, and Sebago Lake (Naples Beach side) State Parks. The maps and fees for these new electric/water campsites are available on the website.

Campground Reservation Details:

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

WHEN: 9:00 a.m., Monday, February 3

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 campsites only starting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 3, to reduce wait times.

Reservations for all remaining state park campgrounds will be able to be made starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 7. There will be no fee increase for campsites at the state park campgrounds this season.

Campers can make reservations at Maine State Park Family Campgrounds in four ways:

  1. Online at http://www.CampWithME.com (24-7);
  2. By calling 800-332-1501 (Maine 207 Area Code phone #s); or 207-624-9950 (Out-of-State Area Code phone #s) -- 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. 3, 2020; and, Feb 7, 2020 for all other campgrounds.
  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 Monday, February 3, 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 reservation details, go to: http://www.CampWithME.com

PLEASE NOTE: Group Camping Reservations and Group Picnic and Shelter Reservations opens (by phone only), for all parks on Feb. 3, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. as well. Online contact information is 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

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