STATEWIDE – There are still Bureau of Parks and Land camping spots available in Maine this summer and who is filling them differs from years past.
A state officials said the number of Maine residents with camping reservations has increased by 15 percent while out-of-state reservations have decreased by about 5 percent.
With the spread of the coronavirus and state restrictions in place this year, people will see other changes as well.
“Campers should expect some curtailed services so playgrounds are closed, for instance. Some washroom, restroom facilities are closed. So if you have questions about anything related to your campground call the reservation center, visit the campwithme website,” said Andy Cutko of the parks and lands bureau.
Currently, state rules require those coming from outside of Maine to self-quarantine for two weeks, which means they must bring their own food, wear masks and avoid busy areas if they are going camping.
The number of Maine residents with camping spots reserved is up nearly one thousand, to 6,086, compared to last year, while nonresident reservations are down by around 350 to 3,300.