If planning far in advance isn’t your thing, then New York has good news for you.

New York Department of Environmental Conservation officials recently announced that, for the first time, campers can now make reservations at DEC campgrounds as late as one day in advance of their stay.

“Camping is a weather-dependent activity for most people and we want to ensure that anyone deciding at the last minute to visit one of our amazing campgrounds can reserve a spot,” said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. “With a one-day advanced reservation window, more campers will have the opportunity to explore all of the natural treasures our facilities have to offer, which means more camping, hiking, fishing, and exploring for everyone.”

The change gives last-minute campers the security and convenience of reserving a campsite at any of DEC’s campgrounds, including their newest facility, Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian and Day Use Area in the Adirondacks, which begins its summer season on June 28. The change also brings DEC’s Forest Preserve Campgrounds in line with reservations at facilities operated by the state’s Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

DEC operates 52 campgrounds and five day-use areas in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves. The summer camping season runs through Labor Day, with some facilities remaining open during fall foliage and hunting season.

For more information on DEC-operated campgrounds, including a list of campgrounds and schedules, visit DEC website’s Camping section, or call DEC’s Bureau of Recreation at 518-457-2500.

To make reservations at any of these facilities, call ReserveAmerica at 1800-456-CAMP (2267) or visit the ReserveAmerica website.