The North Carolina state parks system will suspend its reservations system March 7-21 in order to complete a major upgrade of the Internet and call center-based service, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.
All reservations made before March 7 for that time period will be honored, and individual state parks will be able to reserve campsites, picnic shelters and other amenities for visitors on a walk-in basis. The call center and online reservations network will be fully functional again March 21. As always, visitors can camp without an advance reservation if a site is available when they arrive.
The upgrade of software and operation systems will increase the efficiency of the service and for visitors, will offer interactive campground maps online and provide photographs of campsites, picnic shelters, vacation cabins, meeting facilities and other amenities that can be reserved.