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New York State Parks to start taking camping reservations on Monday

Earliest arrival date available is June 22
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Posted at 12:31 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 12:31:01-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Campers can start making reservations at New York State Parks starting on Monday, June 8, according to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

The first available check-in date is Monday, June 22.

The state parks are reminding campers to practice social distancing and wear a mask. These guidelines will be enforced by State Park Police. Anyone who does not follow the guidelines may be asked to leave, without a refund.

In addition, the following measures will be in effect:

  • No walk-up reservations will be allowed.
  • Each congregate restroom facility will be opened and cleaned per DOH protocols.
  • Rest rooms and shower buildings may have reduced capacity and may be closed periodically for cleaning.
  • Campground gatherings will be limited to immediate household members only.
  • All campground events and programs are suspended.
  • Park Social Distancing Ambassadors will monitor campgrounds, picnic areas, beachfronts, lawns, boardwalks and other areas to ensure park guidelines are being met.
  • COVID related signage has been installed throughout the park system.

Campers will also be asked screening questions when they check in to determine whether they've had contact with someone who had COVID-19 or have experienced symptoms.

Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-456-CAMP, or online.

Beaches and day-use areas run by the state parks will resume charging entrance fees on Saturday.