It looks like the trend of enjoying the Maine outdoors is going to continue into 2022 after just the first few days of reserving camping spots at Maine State Parks proves quite popular.

On Monday we announced that all Maine State Parks are open for booking for the 2022 season and to start making your reservations now. And, it looks like, people weren't going to wait too long to start making their reservations.

Already breaking-records in 2022

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry went to Facebook on Tuesday to let us know that the first day for reservations for Maine State Park camping this past Monday saw 5,469 reservations made for 2022. Compared to last year's opening day for reservations, this was a 26% increase.

Maine's great State Parks are continuing to be very popular into 2022 after seeing record-breaking attendance in the past few years due to the pandemic.

Reservations are being taken now

The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands started taking reservations for camping at all Maine State Parks starting this past Monday. Last week reservations were just being taken for Sebago Lake State Park and last Friday we were scheduled to begin reserving camping spots at all other Maine State Parks. With the state offices closed on Friday due to the snowstorm, we finally get to make our camping reservations starting Monday.

A list of Maine State Parks

If you want to get in on booking a campsite now before reservations become full, take a look at this list of State Parks to visit here in the State of Maine to see where you'd like to go camping this summer:

Campground rates for these locations start at $15 for Maine residents but do also check out the family/group camping up to 6 people, which is an additional $5 per night.

Check out reservation fees at the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands website for the State Parks listed above.

Group camping info can be found here through the Bureau of Parks and Lands page on the website.

How to reserve your Maine State Park campsite

Reserve your camping trip online at or give the reservation center a call at 800-332-1501, for Maine residents.  There's also an email address available:

Calling the Reservation Center?  Note that their hours are 9 AM - 4 PM weekdays.

Good luck booking your camping trip this year in the great Maine outdoors. Apparently, it's a big deal.

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