This past weekend I went to Douthat State Park and stayed in one of the original CCC log cabins built in the 1930’s. This is an annual winter trip for me and my family as we use this as a home base for skiing in the area. Mother Nature cooperated for our trip by giving us a fresh foot of snow on Friday night into Saturday. There is always something special about staying in a cabin at one of our parks, but when the woods are a beautiful quiet white from a fresh snow and a fire crackles in the stone fireplace while family shares conversation and plays board games, the stay becomes “perfect”.
I love the quiet time at our State Parks during this time of the year, but now is also the time to plan for spring, summer and fall. Both camping and cabin use has been in high demand and often sold out early during certain times of the year. Last year our park system set record attendance as families rediscovered what an affordable and fun family vacationawaits them at our parks.Our parks take reservations up to 11 months in advance, so don’t wait untilit is too late, especially for the Holiday weekends.