The Tennessee State Parks unveiled a new campground reservation system today. Now, the visitors can reserve their campsites a year in advance at 35 State Parks. Reservations can be done online, on phone during business hours or by visiting the park office.
The online system features photos, campground map and prices of each campsite.
Bob Martineau, Commissioner of The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) said that campers can obtain their favorite camping spot on first-come-first-serve basis.
The Tennessee State Park implemented this program beginning late 2012 to ensure proper training while the concerns and issues could be well-handled before launching it formally. State Parks have been added in last several months. The system joins various initiatives launched by TDEC in the last two years for visitors including the Parks 75th Anniversary microsite, GIS-based recreation spot finder and a Pocket Ranger mobile application.
Arizona based Rev’d Up Inc. is selected to build and host reservation system in a bidding process. A reservation fee of $3 is charged per campsite reserved to offset the costs of new system.
The Tennessee State Parks features pristine natural areas to 18-hole golf courses. The park offers recreational, diverse natural and cultural experiences for individuals, business people, professional groups and families.
For more information please visit the State Parks website www.tnstateparks.com.