Montana State Parks Adopting Reservation System
Montana’s state park campgrounds will soon go clickable. Fish, Wildlife & Parks announced this week a system that allows campers to reserve spots at 21 campgrounds will be live by next spring.
Most states have had this technology for years. Montana got there by piggy-backing onto Idaho’s system, which will handle both states, according to New West Travel and Outdoors.
But for those who dislike planning ahead, between half and a quarter of sites in all open-to-reservations campgrounds will remain first-come, first-served.
“We are excited to be proceeding with a reservation system for Montana’s state parks,” said Chas Van Genderen, state parks administrator, in a press release. “The desire for a campsite reservation program is the No. 1 visitor inquiry each season. It is a convenience that has become the nationwide standard for those visitors who desire to pre-plan an overnight camping trip.”