- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Visitors to South Carolina’s state parks can now reserve campsites or cabins 13 months in advance.

The new policy taking effect on Tuesday replaces the old system where reservations could only be made 11 months in advance.

Duane Parrish, the director of the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, says visitors now can reserve cabins or campsites for the following year when they check out after staying at a park.

In the past, they would have to wait a month to reserve if they wanted the same dates.

Parrish says the change is about customer service and allows the people who have had a great time to immediately make plans to do it again the next year.

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