It might be early February, but now is the time to start planning those summertime camping trips in Maine’s state parks.
The Bureau of Maine State Parks and Lands began accepting reservations for Sebago Lake State Park on Monday. Next week, on Monday, February 8, they’ll begin accepting reservations for all Maine state park campgrounds.
Campers will see an increase in the cost for reserving campsites at Maine state parks this year. The reservation per-night fee has increased from $2 to $5 per night. Individual campsite fees vary from campground to campground, with the highest fees for non-residents who want sites with water and electric hookups. The Meals and Lodging Tax has also increased from 8 percent to 9 percent.