New Campsite Reservation System to Launch Friday | Sports & Recreation
Written by the Michigan DNR
The Department of Natural Resources’ new central reservation system, which manages state park and harbor reservations, opens this week. Reservations for camper cabins, mini-cabins, rustic cabins and yurts can be made online at www.midnrreservations.com starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 1.
Customers will have access to limited features of the enhanced website prior to Nov. 1, including the ability to create their own customer profiles. Customers are encouraged to explore and become familiar with the flow of the new reservation screens before the launch date.
Important transition dates include:
- Oct. 31: Reservations cannot be made online or through the call center during this transition period; however, state parks can register walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Nov. 1: The new CRS system (both the website and the call center) opens at 8 a.m. (Eastern) for a one-year reservation window on camper cabins, mini-cabins, rustic cabins and yurts only.
- Nov. 1-2: State park and select state forest campsites and harbor slips cannot be reserved but will be available at the facility on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Nov. 3: The system opens to facilities with a six-month reservation window. These include campsites at state parks, select state forest campgrounds and harbor slips.
The CRS website URL – www.midnrreservations.com – and the call center phone number – 800-44-PARKS – will not change. Once the new CRS is fully launched, customers can continue to make reservations through the website or the call center.
“The new reservation system offers many more features to make the customer’s research and reservation experience – and, ultimately, their vacation experience – more pleasant and user-friendly,” said Ron Olson, chief of the DNR Parks and Recreation Division. “We encourage customers to visit and take advantage of the new and improved online reservation opportunities, many of which the customers themselves suggested.”
For more information about the new reservation system or to view CRS-related updates, visit the DNR website at www.michigan.gov/stateparks and select “A New and Improved Campground Reservation System is Launching on November 1st.”