We’ve improved our online camping reservation features

The Crescent Lake Conservation Area group camping site is one of several primitive camping facilities on district properties.

The Crescent Lake Conservation Area group camping site is one of several primitive camping facilities on district properties.

PALATKA, Fla., Oct. 4, 2018 — Group camping reservations on St. Johns River Water Management District land just got easier.

The district is now using Sunrise Reservations to ensure faster turnaround times for group camping reservations and vehicular access to designated properties. The new system also reduces staff time to process requests, thereby saving taxpayers money.

Only primitive tent camping is allowed on district lands and only at designated locations. No travel trailers, campers or RVs are allowed. All district lands are wilderness areas and as such, most properties offer no amenities such as rentals, restrooms, potable water or shelters. There are also many first come, first serve campsites that do not require a permit. These are “hike in” only as they are in remote areas of the properties and can be reached only by hiking, bicycling, boating or horseback riding in.

Go to www.sjrwmd.com/lands/recreation/camping to learn more about camping on district lands or to make a camping reservation.