Hoosier State Park Campsites and Cabins Filled for Weekend
All reservable campsites and cabins at Indiana’s state parks, reservoirs and recreation areas are booked to capacity for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
State forest campgrounds are first-come, first-served and also expect brisk business, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reported.
Visitors to all of Indiana’s DNR properties will need to be aware of a new firewood rule that went into effect this year to protect trees from pests and pathogens, including emerald ash borer. Under the new rule, in-state visitors can bring firewood from home as long as the bark has been removed. Guests may also bring firewood if it is:
- Kiln-dried scrap lumber.
- Purchased outside the property and bears either a USDA compliance stamp or a state compliance stamp.
- Purchased from the property campstore or on-site firewood vendor and has a state compliance stamp.
Additional firewood information is available at www.firewood.dnr.IN.gov.
Visitors should also be aware that dry weather has resulted in unseasonably low water levels at many flood-control reservoirs. Some beaches may be closed and boaters should use caution. Visitors should call ahead to the reservoir property they plan to visit to find out if its beach is open.
For those who missed out on Memorial Day weekend camping, plenty of cabins and campsites are still be available for reservation throughout the rest of the summer, including weekends. Make reservations at www.camp.IN.gov or call (866) 6CAMPIN (866-622-6746).