AUGUSTA —The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands’ reservation system will be open for Sebago Lake State Park campground reservations only beginning at 9 a.m. Feb. 1 and for all state park campgrounds at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7.

The BPL is using a “rebuilt” reservation system to improve customer service, the bureau said in a press release. Online-reservation start days also are being split, with reservations being taken for the very popular Sebago Lake camp sites only on Tuesday, Feb. 1, through Feb. 6 to reduce wait times.

As of opening reservation day, there will be no fee increase for sites at the state park campgrounds. Fees, however, do vary from campground to campground, with the highest fees for non-residents who want sites with water and electricity hookups.

Campers may make reservations at Maine state campgrounds in four ways:

• Online at;

• By calling in state at 800-332-1501; or (out-of-state) 207-624-9950;

• By mailing reservations to: Bureau of Parks and Lands, ATTN.: Reservations, 22 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333. Mailed reservation requests must not be postmarked before Feb. 1, 2011.

• By dropping off completed reservations, which will be processed during business hours at the Augusta office.

On Tuesday, Feb. 1, Sebago Lake reservations will be accepted for a four-night minimum stay, only. This is being done because Sebago tends to average longer stays than other campgrounds.

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