Contact Steven McQuinn
Uncle Sam Says: Reserve
Under the Stars
your last camping trip? Or would you rather forget those hours and
miles searching for the campsite of your dreams, only to find all
the campgrounds full? Here's the heartbreaker: Maybe you missed
a vacancy at a campground nearby because no one could refer you
quest has now become a pleasure, not an ordeal. By toll-free phone
call: An easy, convenient, quick and effective way for weekend and
vacation campers to secure that perfect place in America's Great
Outdoors - The National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS).
was founded in 1995 through an interagency agreement between the
USDA Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Bureau
of Land Management. The NRRS provides an innovative, easy way for
the public to reserve Federal facilities and activities using a
comprehensive, "one-stop" centralized reservation service. If your
first choice is taken, the NRRS will help you find another site
that suits your needs.
NRRS reservations by phone began on October 15, 1998. Here is
the toll free number you can call: 877-444-6777 (please note that
877 is a new toll free code). Reservations online will begin November
16, 1998, at ReserveUSA.com.
Approximately 30,000 campsites across the nation, representing
prime areas in National Forests and at Corps of Engineers Lakes,
are available now. An additional 10,000 Corps of Engineers sites
will be added to the service in March 1999. Customers can find a
current list of inventory at ReserveUSA.com.
Campsites will come available 240 days in advance of arrival for
individual sites, 360 days ahead for group sites. In other words,
this autumn and winter is the time to think about reserving the
campsite you want next summer. At ReserveUSA.com, you can find an
advance reservation planning calendar.
Park.Net, Inc., of Ballston, Spa, NY, is the contract reservation
service provider for this exciting new nationwide federal program.
Park.Net currently provides campsite reservation services for the
state park systems of California and New York.
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