Campers looking to book a trip to Massachusetts state parks for the 2023 camping season can now start making their reservations.
As per a report from Patch.com, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has started accepting reservations for its 27 campgrounds. The state is touting new campground enhancements, including new and refurbished yurts and upgrading campsites at several state parks.
According to the DCR, campers can make reservations up to four months before their arrival date through ReserveAmerica. The campsites are eligible for reservation any time between one day and four months prior to the arrival date, with a two-day minimum and a 14-day maximum for most campsites.
The campgrounds offer a range of amenities, from showers and flush toilets to RV sites with electric and water hookups. Island camping, yurts, cabins, and a hike-in area are available at some sites.
The DCR has invested $10.3 million in improvements to its campgrounds in the last year, including increased accessibility, new electrical sites, and restored campsites.
Camping is one of the many ways residents and visitors can get outside to enjoy the fresh air and explore the Massachusetts State Parks system,” said DCR Commissioner Doug Rice in a statement.
The removal of capacity restrictions from the pandemic has made more campsites available for reservation. Last season, the DCR had more than 50,000 camping reservations at 26 campgrounds. This season, the DCR is expanding to 27 campgrounds, making more sites available for campers.
Private campground owners or operators can take note of the enhancements made by the DCR and consider implementing similar features in their own parks. Campground owners and operators can attract more visitors and provide a better camping experience by offering new and upgraded amenities. This can lead to increased revenue and customer satisfaction, which can help to ensure the success of their campground in the long term.
The DCR’s investment in campgrounds and park enhancements demonstrates a commitment to providing campers with an enjoyable and accessible experience.