Improved Indiana DNR reservation system available now

Just in time for March and the coming of spring weather, the DNR's improved reservation system for camping, cabins, recreation buildings and shelters is now available.

Going to www.Camp.IN.Gov allows customers to select preferred amenities and use an easy-to-read availability calendar and interactive campground maps. Eventually, photographs of campsites will be added.

Making the improvements required a system interruption that started Feb. 8. All of the inventory that would have been listed as open during that period is available now on the site. Labor Day camping inventory will become available via the call center and website at noon on Wednesday, March 2.

The State Park Inns/Lodges, whose www.indianainns.com was not affected by the shutdown, is also available for reservations for rooms and cabins via that website or by calling 1-877-LODGES1 (1-877-563-4371).

Annual entrance passes for state parks can be purchased in person at the gatehouse or offices of state park and reservoir properties during business hours, at the Indiana Government Center South in Indianapolis, or at innsgifts.com. Indiana resident passes are $36 or $18 for individuals 65 years old or older. Annual passes for vehicles with out-of-state license plates are $46. Normal daily gate fees for residents at most properties are $5 per vehicle. For more information on Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs, see stateparks.IN.gov.