The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is making a change on how the public can reserve a campsite at any of the state's 75 parks and recreation areas.

Sometime in early May, the DNR website will be updated to allow for 100% of the available campsites to be reserved online, previously they would hold up to one-third of the sites for rental by walk-in guests at the parks on a first-come, first served basis.

Additionally, users will be able to make same day reservations online, in the past, the cut-off was midnight the night before.

DNR Parks and Trails Division Director Erika Rivers said about the change, "Self-service has become commonplace at grocery stores, libraries and airports, implementing 100% reservable campsites and self-service experiences are time-saving measures for our park visitors and saves resources for state government.



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