Starting in 2020 all Colorado state parks will move to camping reservation system

 Photo courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Photo courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife. (KKTV)
Published: Dec. 26, 2019 at 7:09 PM MST
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Starting in the new year, all of Colorado's state parks will require campers to book campsites.

There are 41 state parks across Colorado that will require the new booking system.

"This program was tested successfully at five parks in 2018 and 17 more parks in 2019," Travis Duncan with Colorado Parks and Wildlife wrote in a release. "Using the system, campers can reserve a site 24/7 and no longer have a closed window that prevents them from reserving a site in the three days ahead of a planned stay."

A benefit to the reserve process is campers won't have to gamble on a first-come, first-served system.

What if someone occupies a site they haven't reserved?

Campers who occupy a campsite without a reservation will be subject to a citation and/or eviction. All campers must reserve a campsite prior to occupying the site.