Visitors to state parks in New Hampshire encouraged to make reservations online

New Hampshire State Park officials are reminding people who plan to head to a recreation area that reservations should be made online ahead of time.>> Download the FREE WMUR app The state’s reservation system was created in March at the height of the pandemic, it was used during the summer and people have been encouraged to continue using it through the fall months.>> Find the state park recreation reservation systemThe reservation system is used to help control crowds at New Hampshire’s state parks and in many state parks visitors must reserve a parking spot.“People can go onto our site, they can go to our day-use reservation, there is a user-friendly panel where you can pick the park you would like, select it and make a reservation,” Reservation program specialist Shawn Hamilton said.The confirmation ticket you receive will be given to a staff person at the park. People are encouraged to book early, the same advice given out all summer.Officials ask that people stay a safe distance away from others. “When you are entering our restroom facilities, please wear a face covering, we have signage around the park to remind people to wear face coverings, maintain distance, wash your hands,” Hamilton said. Now, the state’s travel guidance is that there are no restrictions for people entering the state from outside New England visiting a park for the day. But when camping, screening questions will be asked and those coming from outside of New England will be required to quarantine for 14 days before arriving in New Hampshire.People are encouraged to stay home if they feel sick, even if reservations have already been made. According to state officials, money will be returned to those that had made reservations.

New Hampshire State Park officials are reminding people who plan to head to a recreation area that reservations should be made online ahead of time.

>> Download the FREE WMUR app

The state’s reservation system was created in March at the height of the pandemic, it was used during the summer and people have been encouraged to continue using it through the fall months.

>> Find the state park recreation reservation system

The reservation system is used to help control crowds at New Hampshire’s state parks and in many state parks visitors must reserve a parking spot.

“People can go onto our site, they can go to our day-use reservation, there is a user-friendly panel where you can pick the park you would like, select it and make a reservation,” Reservation program specialist Shawn Hamilton said.

The confirmation ticket you receive will be given to a staff person at the park. People are encouraged to book early, the same advice given out all summer.

Officials ask that people stay a safe distance away from others.

“When you are entering our restroom facilities, please wear a face covering, we have signage around the park to remind people to wear face coverings, maintain distance, wash your hands,” Hamilton said.

Now, the state’s travel guidance is that there are no restrictions for people entering the state from outside New England visiting a park for the day. But when camping, screening questions will be asked and those coming from outside of New England will be required to quarantine for 14 days before arriving in New Hampshire.

People are encouraged to stay home if they feel sick, even if reservations have already been made. According to state officials, money will be returned to those that had made reservations.

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