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It’s camping season . . . well, almost.

And for campers wanting that prime spot in British Coumbia provincial parks, the reservation desk opens for business at 9 a.m. March 15, the Castlegar Source reported.

There are two ways to make those reservations to frontcountry campsite in many provincial parks, up to three months in advance — on the Discover Camping website (www.DiscoverCamping.ca) or calling 800-689-9025.

“With over 5,200 easily accessible campsites to choose from throughout the province, I encourage families to visit the website now and familiarize themselves before the reservation system opens on March 15,” said Mary Polak, environment minister.

Up to three reservations can be made in one easy transaction for those avid explorers looking to book more than one camping excursion.

New for the 2015 camping season, families can now reserve campsites in Summit Lake, Juniper Lake, Whiskers Point and Kootenay Lake provincial parks. More campsites are also available in Mount Robson and Kentucky Alleyne provincial parks.

This year, Haynes Point and Okanagan Falls provincial parks are being managed by the Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB). Campers to these Interior parks can expect the same recreational opportunities enjoyed previously.

The Province and OIB are working to have both parks open April 1 for the camping season, and for Haynes Point to be on the Discover Camping system. The campground at Okanagan Falls remains first-come, first-served.

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