New campsite policy goes into effect July 1st

Colorado Parks & Wildlife says its all about convenience. Six state parks will be "reservation only" soon. It's part of a pilot program intended to make the process more "user-friendly."

The new system allows for a campsite reservation to be made at any time right up until the day of use. The way things are now, a campsite reservation must be made three days in advance. After those three-days, campsites are claimed on a first come, first served basis. The new policy starts July 1st at five Colorado State Parks including Cheyenne Mountain, Eleven Mile, Staunton, St. Vrain and Trinidad Lake.

If the test program goes well, it will likely be expanded to all state parks. For more info or reservations call 800-244-5613 or click HERE. You can also email your questions to dnr.crsparks@state.co.us.

Credit: The Know Outdoors