Maine Revised Statutes

§1827. Establish state park campsite reservation system

The bureau shall establish and maintain a state park reservation system as provided in this section. The system must be administered by the bureau. [1997, c. 678, §13 (NEW); 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, §7 (REV); 2013, c. 405, Pt. A, §24 (REV).]

1. Reservation system for overnight camping.  The director shall establish a statewide reservation system for overnight camping at state parks with overnight camping facilities that incorporates a deposit system and a mechanism for accepting payments by credit card. Baxter State Park, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway and public reserved and nonreserved lands are excluded from this system.
[ 1997, c. 678, §13 (NEW) .]
2. Reservation fee.  A fee must be collected for all reservations and deposited in the Parks Reservations Other Special Revenue Funds account. A portion of the reservation fee as determined by the commissioner may be paid directly to a provider of Internet reservation services. If reservations made under this section are subsequently cancelled, the bureau must retain a cancellation fee and deposit it into the Parks Reservations Other Special Revenue Funds account. The remaining balance, less reservation expenditures, must then be transferred as undedicated revenue to the General Fund on a periodic basis, not less than quarterly.
[ 2007, c. 1, Pt. T, §1 (AMD); 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, §7 (REV); 2013, c. 405, Pt. A, §24 (REV) .]
3. Camper confidentiality.  Notwithstanding Title 1, chapter 13, subchapter 1, the names of campers, other identifying information and dates of a reservation are confidential and are not subject to public disclosure during the calendar year for which a reservation is made. Records may be made available upon request to law enforcement officers investigating criminal activity.
[ 2003, c. 409, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1997, c. 678, §13 (NEW). 2001, c. 24, §1 (AMD). 2003, c. 409, §1 (AMD). 2007, c. 1, Pt. T, §1 (AMD). 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, §7 (REV). 2013, c. 405, Pt. A, §24 (REV).