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Yosemite National Park Initiates Improved Campground Reservation System

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Date: January 18, 2007

New system highlights improved customer service and easier access to campsite reservations.

On February 7, 2007, the National Park Reservation Service and the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) will combine to provide enhanced reservation services in Yosemite National Park for both group and individual campsites. Campers will be able to use the www.recreation.gov website or contact the NRRS Call Center at 877/444-6777 to make reservations. All previous reservation phone numbers and websites will automatically redirect campers to the new system.

As before, reservations may be scheduled in Yosemite National Park five months prior to the date of arrival. The booking system is as follows:

Camping
arrival
date:

First day
to make reservations:

Dec. 15 - Jan. 14

Jan. 15 - Feb. 14

Feb. 15 - Mar. 14

Mar. 15 - Apr. 14

Apr. 15 - May 14

May 15 - June 14

June 15 - July 14

July 15 - Aug. 14

Aug. 15 - Sep. 14

Sep. 15 - Oct. 14

Oct. 15 - Nov. 14

Nov. 15 - Dec. 14

Aug. 15

Sep. 15

Oct. 15

Nov. 15

Dec. 15

Jan. 15

Feb. 15

Mar. 15

Apr. 15

May 15 

June 15 

July 15


Campers wishing to make reservations should be aware that a short blackout period will occur between 7:00 pm (PST) on January 23, 2007 and 7:00 am (PST) on February 7, 2007 while the old and new reservation systems are consolidated. Reservations made prior to the January 23, 2007 blackout will be migrated into the new system. Campers wishing to make changes to reservations made prior to January 23 will be able to do so after February 7.

Personal checks and money orders are no longer accepted for advance reservations. All payments must be made by credit card at the time the reservation is made. Additionally, reservations will no longer be accepted through the mail.

For more information about the improved campground reservation system, contact www.recreation.gov or call the NRRS Call Center at 877/444-6777. General information about Yosemite National Park can be found at www.nps.gov/yose or by calling 209/372-0200 during normal business hours.

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