Campers attempting to make 2023 reservations for Kansas State Parks on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 were met with technical issues on ReserveAmerica.com and CampItKs.com – platforms managed by KDWP contract vendor, Aspira. The malfunction led to a brief but complete shutdown of booking functions nationwide, preventing campers and staff from completing transactions.
While functionality of both platforms were restored, many campers were unsuccessful in reserving their preferred campsite and/or reservation dates.
“We are aware of the incident and have been assured by Aspira that this matter will be fully investigated and addressed to avoid this in the future,” said Linda Lanterman, Kansas State Parks Director. “Aspira is used by the majority of states in the US and has performed without significant flaws for many years. Ensuring campers can reliably enjoy the outdoor experiences they’ve come to know and love at Kansas State Parks is our top priority.”
Campers can sign up to receive email notifications from ReserveAmerica.com regarding campsite openings in the event of a cancellation. Instructions to sign up can be found here.
Consider gifting the joy of the great outdoors by purchasing a Kansas State Parks gift card this holiday season. Gift cards are available in the amount of $25 or more. See here for details.
Twenty-eight state parks invite you to explore Kansas outdoors. Whatever your interest — hiking, camping, wildlife watching, fishing, bike riding, horseback riding, hunting, or just plain relaxing, a Kansas state park has what you’re looking for. Most offer utility and primitive camping and access to lakes, trails and wildlife areas. A few are preserved natural areas, so you can enjoy unspoiled, wild Kansas. Many parks host events such as concerts, festivals, and competitions. If you’ve never stayed at a Kansas state park, use this guide to find the perfect getaway. If you haven’t visited recently, look again - there’s more than meets the eye!
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