(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is shortening its window for making reservations for camping and lodging to 120 days, or four months. Previously, customers could reserve campsites and other lodging facilities up to one year in advance. The change will take effect on July 1, 2020. The policy change is based on customer survey results, data analysis, and a desire to improve fairness and equity in the reservation process. DNR surveys indicated that most visitors plan their overnight visits to parks and recreation areas a few months before they go instead of an entire year in advance.