Campers in Manitoba have a few more days to take note of their favourite camping spots before the old parks website shuts down and information will be lost.
Earlier this year the Manitoba Parks Reservation Service announced they were creating a new website in time for campsite reservations in 2023.
People have until Friday, March 24 to log onto the current website and make note of any past reservations they enjoyed. After that time the data will be lost.
There is a three day lull between the old website and the new one launching as campers will be able to register on the new site Monday, March 27.
Staggering the campsite reservations between all the provincial parks once again, reservations will begin on Monday, April 3.
The dates for booking will be as follows:
- Monday, April 3 - All cabins, yurts and Group Use areas (includes Hecla and Camp Morton recreation halls)
- Wednesday, April 5 - Campsite reservations for all western and northern region parks including: Asessippi, Bakers Narrows, Clearwater (Campers Cove & Pioneer Bay), Duck Mountain (Blue Lakes, Childs Lake, Wellman Lake), Manipogo, Paint Lake, Rainbow Beach, Rivers, Spruce Woods (Kiche Manitou) Turtle Mountain (Adam Lake), William Lake and Wekusko Falls
- Tuesday, April 11 - Campsite reservations for Birds Hill and Winnipeg Beach campgrounds
- Wednesday April 12 - Campsite reservations for South Whiteshell, including Caddy Lake, Falcon Beach, Falcon Lakeshore and West Hawk Lake
- Thursday, April 13 - Campsite reservations for Nopiming (Tulabi Falls, Bird Lake, Black Lake, Shoe Lake, Beresford Lake) and North Whiteshell (Big Whiteshell, Brereton Lake, Nutimik Lake, Opapiskaw, Betula Lake and White Lake) campgrounds
- Friday April 14 - All remaining locations: Camp Morton, Grand Beach, Hecla, Hnausa Beach, Lundar Beach, Moose Lake, St. Malo, Stephenfield and Watchorn
Two campgrounds will not be open this summer; Otter Falls and Birch Point. The closure is due to flood repairs because of all the water damage in 2022.