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Contact Steven McQuinn

Park.Net Marketing Manager

Uncle Sam Says: Reserve
Your Place Under the Stars

Remember 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 there.

Your campsite 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).

The 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

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

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, 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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