Clallam County campgrounds getting new online reservation system on Jan. 1

Clallam County is implementing a new campsite reservation system for the popular Salt Creek and Dungeness recreation areas starting Jan. 1, the parks department announced in a statement.

Most of the campers at these facilities — 70-80 percent, park supervisor Bruce Giddens said — come from outside Clallam County, “including a large number of visitors from Tacoma and Pierce County.”

The new system will require campers to make reservation online using a credit or debit card. Reservation will no longer be taken by mail as of Jan. 1.

The change in procedure comes after a large number of requests for an online reservation system. Reservations for Salt Creek and Dungeness recreation areas should be made on their respective website.