Just in time for summer, Ohio State Parks is offering a new rewards program for frequent campers and cottage guests, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
The Ohio State Parks rewards card is free of charge, and is available through the state parks website, www.ohiostateparks.org, the reservation call center at 1-866-OHIOPARKS, and from local state park offices.
“The rewards program is our way of saying thanks to campers who come back year after year,” said Ohio State Parks Acting Chief John Hunter. “We want to help make an Ohio vacation a little more affordable, and encourage frequent camping trips and getaways in our parks.”
For each dollar spent on camping at one of Ohio’s 56 state park campgrounds, rewards card holders earn points toward a free night of camping. Rewards card holders who stay in the getaway rentals offered at numerous state parks, as well as the vacation cottages at Buck Creek, Cowan Lake, Dillon, Hocking Hills (Hocking Hills’ Ash Cave is pictured above), Lake Hope, Mohican, Pike Lake and Pymatuning state parks, will also earn points toward a free stay. Other activities earning Rewards card holders points include camp store purchases and shelter house rentals in Ohio State Parks.
In addition to earning points for future stays, those who enroll in the Ohio State Parks rewards program by June 30 will also receive points for their camping and cottage stays in 2009. Once registered, rewards card holders may check their balances online at www.ohiostateparks.org.
As an added bonus, several of Ohio’s state park lodges are offering special guest room rates for rewards card holders. Card holders who book rooms at Burr Oak, Deer Creek, Hueston Woods, Maumee Bay, Mohican, Punderson, Salt Fork and Shawnee can enjoy a 25-percent discount on the regular room rate for overnight stays on the regular room rate for stays between now and June 11, and between Aug. 23 and Dec. 30.
For more information on the Ohio State Parks rewards program, visit the Ohio State Parks Web site, www.ohiostateparks.org.
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