DNR to resume state campsite reservation system

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Mar 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources plans to resume taking camping and lodging reservations for state parks and recreation areas on Thursday.

MN CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS: Make reservations at state campsites through the newly-revamped DNR website

The state's new park reservation system crashed soon after its launch March 1. The DNR says the system couldn't handle the unexpected flood of traffic when it went live. The new system allowed campers view pictures of individual campsites before selecting them. But, it was overwhelmed with 4,500 hits in its first hour.

Beginning March 22, the DNR plans to accept reservations for a limited set of arrival dates.

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