Manitoba recorded a record number of first-day bookings for individual campsites at provincial parks, said officials.

The province’s parks reservation service had 13,641 bookings on Monday (April 5), the kick-off day for individual campsite bookings, according to CTV.ca. Winnipeg.

In 2009, a total 62,044 bookings were made for the entire year.

The majority of campgrounds open in Manitoba on May 14.

Provincial officials said park entry fees will not be charged in 2010 and park vehicle permits are also not required this year.