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how early can I book in the Park?

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Lexington, KY
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how early can I book in the Park?

We are planning a trip for next July (around the 4th), but the on-line booking for Custer State Park comes up "not available" regardless of what dates I enter. Am I trying to book too early, or am I already too late? Oh, I'm looking at Sylvan Lodge or Blue Bell cabins...

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1. Re: how early can I book in the Park?

I wouldn't be surprised if they are already full since the time around July 4th is pretty busy. The online reservations are new this year. So it could be possible that their booking system isn't working correctly, too. You might try calling them.

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2. Re: how early can I book in the Park?

I'd also suggest giving them a call-we booked over the phone when we stayed there 2 years ago and they were very nice and helpful. When we went we stayed mid-August and I think I booked our cabins in February or March but like Accomodator said, around the 4th of July may already be booked.

BTW, we stayed at Legion Lake and were very pleased. The 2 bedroom with kitchen was especially nice but the 1 room sleeping cabin served it's purpose just as well.

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3. Re: how early can I book in the Park?

We booked about 10 mos. to a year out as well - stayed at Blue Bell in a housekeeping cabin. We stayed in about 5 places during our trip and this was our favorite. Have a wonderful time. That area is just beautiful.

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