Michigan DNR announces change in payment options for making advance reservations at Michigan state parks
Beginning today (Oct. 27), E-check payments no longer will be accepted. Forms of payment that will be accepted include MasterCard, Visa, Discover and the DNR state park and harbor gift card.
"As long as a MasterCard, Visa or Discover logo appears on the card, regardless of whether it is a credit, debit or prepaid card, it will be accepted for payment," said Christa Sturtevant-Good, DNR parks and harbors central reservation specialist. "Additionally, a prepaid DNR state park and harbor gift card can be accepted for payment. This gift card is a great gift idea for outdoor enthusiasts and campers who visit Michigan state parks and recreation areas."
For customers who don't have a credit or debit card, there are alternative payment options:
- Visit a nearby state park and purchase a DNR state park and harbor gift card. The cards can be loaded in any amount between $5 and $500. There are no additional activation fees for these cards, and multiple cards can be purchased if necessary. The gift card then can be used to make a reservation online at www.midnrreservations.comor via the call center at 1-800-44PARKS (1-800-447-2757).
- Visit a local convenience store and purchase a prepaid MasterCard or Visa. The prepaid MasterCard or Visa card then can be used to make a reservation online at www.midnrreservations.com or via the call center at 1-800-44PARKS (1-800-447-2757).
Advance reservations can be made up to six months in advance of a customer’s planned arrival date for both campsites and harbor slips. Advance reservations for overnight lodging or day-use shelters can be made up to one year in advance. Reservations can be made by visiting www.midnrreservations.com or calling 1-800-44PARKS (1-800-447-2757).