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For Release: Friday, November 8, 2019

DEC Announces Camping Gift Cards and Electronic Gift Certificates Now Available Online

Expanded Online Ordering Makes Giving the Gift of Camping Easier than Ever

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that DEC Camping Gift Cards and electronic gift certificates for stays and services at all DEC Campgrounds are now available for purchase online. Gift Cards and electronic Gift Certificates can be purchased online at the ReserveAmerica website.

"DEC has your holiday shopping covered this season," Commissioner Seggos said. "For that one hard-to-buy-for outdoor enthusiast on your list, give the gift of New York State's unmatched natural beauty with a gift card to visit any of our world-class recreational destinations. Online sales and electronic certificates make purchasing, reloading, and checking gift card balances easier than ever before."

DEC Camping Gift Cards will continue to be a physical card that is mailed to the recipient. Electronic Gift Certificates will be emailed to the purchaser for printing and/or emailing to the recipient.

DEC operates 52 campgrounds and five day-use areas in the Adirondack and Catskill forest preserves. Camping season runs through the summer, with some facilities remaining open during fall foliage and hunting season.

For more information on DEC-operated campgrounds, including a list of campgrounds and schedules, visit DEC's website and go to the Camping link under the Outdoor Recreation section, or call DEC's Bureau of Recreation at 518-457-2500. To make reservations at any of these camping facilities, call ReserveAmerica at 1-800-456-CAMP (2267) or visit the ReserveAmerica website.

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