FAMILY CABINS TO BE RESERVABLE
11 MONTHS IN ADVANCE
The New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry,
State Park Service, is phasing out its traditional lottery
system for reserving family cabins at state parks. Effective
May 1, 2002, all New Jersey state parks and forests with
family cabin facilities will begin to accept reservations
for its 4, 6 and 8 bunk cabins up to 11 months in advance.
"This new system is designed to allow
visitors to secure cabin reservations quickly and conveniently,"
said State Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Shinn.
" It has proven effective with our other overnight
lodging facilities and should work well for our cabins."
Reservations will be accepted during normal
business hours by phone using a major credit card, by mail
with payment in full, or in person. Reservations for campsites,
lean-tos, shelters, yurts and group cabins already follow
To provide advance notice to frequent past
visitors, the State Park Service will hold one final lottery
drawing on January 15, 2002. Applications for the cabin
lottery will be accepted from January 1-15, 2002.
Beginning May 1, 2002, visitors will be
able to make reservations for the 4, 6 and 8 bunk cabins
not reserved through the lottery process for the 2002 season,
as well as for April of 2003.
Those parks and forests effected by the
change in reservation procedures are listed below. For more
information, contact the sites directly.
|Bass River State Forest
| High Point State Park
|Lebanon State Forest
|Parvin State Park
|Stokes State Forest
|Wharton State Forest (Atsion)