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Reserving campsites through the online reservation system adds a $4 per day ($12 maximum) non-refundable convenience fee.

Yellow tent in campsite with shady trees

Primitive Site


Developed Site


Developed Site with Electric Hookup


Developed Site with Sewage Hookup


Developed Site with Electric + Sewage Hookups


Electric Hookup with Annual Camping Permit


Sewage Hookup with Annual Camping Permit


Electric and Sewage Hookup with Annual Camping Permit


Water Hookup

No Fee

• Camping fees are per vehicle, per night.
• For all other fees, go to the Fees webpage.

Types of Camping


Developed Campsite Features:

  • Site number
  • Parking space
  • Picnic table
  • Grill
  • Some sites feature shelters


Primitive Camping Features:

  • None of the above amenities
  • Typically a vault toilet nearby
  • No designated sites
  • Includes boat-in and beach camping
Campsite with some pavement, RVs and covered areas

Typical Developed Site

Tent in a barren landscape

Primitive Camping

Campground Amenities

Vault Toilets – the most basic restroom, no running water
Comfort Stations – a restroom with flushing toilets and sinks with running water
Showers – some comfort stations feature showers
Check specific park for drinking water availability

Campsite Utilities

Developed Campsites may feature the following utility hookups:

  • Electric Hook-up (30 or 50 amps)
  • Water Hook-up
  • Sewer Hook-up

Camping at a site with an electric and/or sewer hook-up requires payment of the hook-up fee even if the camper does not use the utility.

Check the specific park “Activities and Amenities” webpage for the type and number of hook-ups available at each park.

Reserving a Campsite

  • Most campgrounds have a certain number of campsites that can be reserved in advance online.
  • Campsites can be reserved 6 months in advance.
  • Click here to make a Reservation


Sign says Reservation Site with green Vacant tag

A green “Vacant” sign indicates that the campsite is available for 1 night.

Sign says Reservation Site with red Occupied tag

The red “Occupied” or “Reserved” sign indicates that the campsite is not available because it has been reserved.

Specialized Camping

Group Camping:

  • Camping areas for large groups usually feature a large group shelter.
  • Requires advance reservation fee for the group shelter ($30 or $50) in addition to camping or day-use fees for each vehicle.

RV Rally Sites:

  • Areas set aside for groups of RVs, such as on a beach.
  • Requires advance reservation fee for the area ($60 or $90) in addition to camping or day-use fees for each vehicle.

Equestrian Camping:

  • Usually a small corral is provided.

Walk-In Campsites:

  • Intended for tent camping, the campsites are set apart from the parking area, requiring a short walk.

Stay Limit

  • Campers may stay in a park for a maximum of 14 days during a 20-day period.
  • Campers shall completely remove camping equipment and gear from the park for 7 calendar days
    during the 20-day period.
  • The exception is at Hyde Memorial State Park – the campsites with electric hookups have a 7-day limit.


  • Pet owners shall pick up after their pets and maintain the area in a clean and sanitary condition.
  • Pet owners shall restrain pets on leashes that are not more than 10 feet in length.
  • Pet owners shall not leave their pets unattended in vehicles or campsites.
  • Pet owners shall prevent their pets from excessive barking, howling, and making loud noises,
    so as not to disturb others.

More About Camping

  • Quiet hours are between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am
  • Campers shall not save or reserve camping spaces for others even by purchasing additional permits.
  • Campsite check-out time is 2:00 p.m.
  • Campers may not retain and leave vacant a campsite for more than 24 hours.
  • Vehicles in the park between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. are subject to camping fees.
  • Visitors may be required to pay fees for their entire stay in advance (rather than daily) for
    weekends, holidays, or special events.