Missouri State Parks, a division of the Department of Natural Resources, today announced an expanded reservation window for campgrounds, increasing from a six-month period to a 12-month period.

Starting at 7:00 am on Tuesday, June 30, campers can reserve a campsite at Missouri State Parks one year prior to arrival date to better allow for planning for visitors and staff. Reservations are required at most campgrounds and park-run lodging prior to arrival, and can be made up until 7 p.m. the day before arrival.

According to Missouri State Parks director, Mike Sutherland, the new camping reservation window of one year will better allow large groups traveling together to book in advance.

According to the news release from the Missouri Department of Natural resources, Sutherland goes on to say:

 “As of Tuesday, June 30, all campers, such as the anglers who camp at the trout parks year after year, can begin making their reservations for the 2021 season.”

Missouri State Parks has instituted a number of changes related to campground operations to better facilitate appropriate social distancing and improve the safety of operations for Missouri State Parks’ guests and staff.

Some of the additional measures include the following:

  • Reservations are required prior to arrival.
  • Campground occupancy may be limited at some parks and sites.
  • Missouri State Parks has increased the frequency of cleaning shower houses and restrooms.
  • Campers may use a new contactless, self-check-in feature.
  • There are occupancy restrictions in shower houses and restrooms.
  • Missouri State Parks only accept credit and debit cards.

Campers are encouraged to make reservations online at www.icampmo.com.