DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - It's now easier to plan a day-trip or overnight adventure at a Texas State Park. Texas Parks and Wildlife wants you to have fun.
They have new features on the Texas State Parks reservation system. It helps you reserve a specific campsite, buy day passes in advance or get a Parks Pass.
Spokesperson Stephanie Garcia says visitors now have the option to purchase day use passes up to one month in advance, guaranteeing access to parks even during busy times like weekends and holidays. The new "Save the Day" pass helps address the growing issue of visitors not being able to get into a popular state parks due to overcrowding.
Photos and details of campsites, shelters and cabins are available online. Visitors can search for sites by specific parks and site types, see photos of the site before making their decision and see details for each site including utilities, parking pad length and width, and amount of shade. With a Texas State Parks Pass, an entire vehicle of guests gets unlimited visits to more than 90 Texas State Parks with no entry fee for 12 months.
All existing park reservations have been moved into the new system and are secure. Any customers experiencing issues may contact the Customer Service Center at (512) 389-8900. However, in the early days of the improved system, Customer Service Center wait times are expected to be longer than normal due to increased demand.
For more information about the system, or to make a reservation to a Texas State Park, visit www.texasstateparks.org/reservations.