Year-round camping reservations, spring discount available at state parks

Indiana State Parks is now offering advance campsite reservations for spring, winter and fall.

Camping has always been available year-round at state parks. But in the past, campers could not reserve a site in advance between November and April. Sites were available only by registering on-site the day of camping, and they were administered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Beginning March 9, a handful of sites at every state park where camping is offered will be available year-round for reservations on or by calling 1-866-622-6746. For those who like to plan ahead, the ability to make year-round reservations is a convenient option.

The maximum booking window of six months prior to arrival still applies.

For more spontaneous campers, many sites will remain available from November through April on a first-come, first-served basis for the day of arrival.

Also, an offer from Indiana State Parks will make weeknight camping more affordable this spring. Those who book a new campsite reservation for one or more consecutive weeknights (Sundays through Wednesdays) with an arrival date between April 15 and May 23, will receive 25 percent off of their reserved weeknights at the time of booking.

The discount is available only for campsites, and will not apply to any Thursday, Friday or Saturday stays. Use the promo code SPRING18.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Natural Resources