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Arizona State Parks and Trails to temporarily cut off far-advance reservations

Mar 5, 2022, 5:00 AM
Kartchner Caverns (Arizona State Parks and Trails Photo)...
Kartchner Caverns (Arizona State Parks and Trails Photo)
(Arizona State Parks and Trails Photo)

PHOENIX – Arizona State Parks and Trails plans to stop taking advance reservations set past early October as it switches to a new booking system.

The department, which oversees 30 parks in the state, said Tuesday that beginning March 22 it would no longer take advance signups for later than Oct. 2. Previously, reservations for camping, cabins and park events were allowed up to a year out.

Once the new system is in place, reservations will be available for up to a year ahead.

The restrictions are to ease the transition to US eDirect. About 3 million people visit the state parks each year, the agency said.

“This is a very exciting time for our agency, and we look forward to launching our new reservation site and call center later this summer,” Bob Broscheid, state parks executive director, said in a press release.

US eDirect will manage both the reservation system and the reservation call center.

To reserve campsites, cabins, tours and special events with limited capacity, go online at AZStateParks.com or call 877-MY-PARKS.

The website and phone number will remain the same after the new system is up and running.

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Arizona State Parks and Trails to temporarily cut off far-advance reservations