Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Two Arizona State Parks now offer long-term winter stays of up to 84 nights

Want to spend your winter at a beautiful place? Consider an Arizona State Park. Two parks are now accepting reservations for continuous stays of up to 84 days. This is a pilot program subject that may change down the road.

Alamo Lake State Parks will block 59 sites for Long Term Camping from October 1 through March 31. Cattail Cove State Park will offer the same long term opportunity from January 1 to April 30.

Guests who wish to take advantage of long-term camping (longer than two weeks) must pay in full for the first two weeks of their stay, along with the $5 reservation fee.

All long-term reservations will be handled by the parks' Call Center (520) 586-2283. The Call Center will find a site that runs concurrently for the length of stay the guest requests. The Call Center will collect the first two weeks plus the reservation fee and will block out duration of stay in two-week increments. The minimum length of stay for a long-term site will be 28 nights (four weeks). Maximum length of stay will be 84 nights (12 weeks).

Upon the guest arrival, a camper's first two weeks will have been paid in advance through the reservation process. After the first two weeks have ended, the guest will provide future payment in two-week increments on the last day of each two-week segment. Payments will be made by the customer at the contact station during regular business hours. If a guest decides to depart earlier than the date they originally agreed upon, the standard reservation cancellation policy will apply.