If you're planning to go camping in one of the state parks this summer, you can now make your reservation 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a new centralized online and telephone reservation system that's been launched by the State Park Service within the Department of Environmental Protection.

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"You can now search for campsites and cabins and make reservations 24 hours a day, every day of the year," said Richard Boornazian, DEP Assistant Commissioner for Natural and Historic Resources.  "This new system makes it much easier than ever for residents and visitors to plan that perfect outdoor getaway and make the most of their vacation."

Reservations can be made by visiting the state's Parks and Forests web page and  by clicking on the green reservations tab on the top left of the page.

Reservations can also be made by calling 855-607-3075 from April 1 through October 31.

The call center will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.  From November 1 through March 31, 2014, the call center will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays.