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BEND, Ore. — The Deschutes National Forest announced Friday is postponing the anticipated transition of Cultus Lake’s Little Cove, Big Cove and West Cultus Cove boat-in campgrounds from first-come, first-serve sites to a reservation-only system.
Due to issues with the reservation system, the boat-in sites will remain first-come, first-serve during the 2019 camping season. The reservation-only system will begin in 2020.
Recreation.gov, the platform which hosts reservations for all federal agencies, underwent a contracting change in the fall of 2018, which has caused the unexpected delay. The new contractors are continuing to make adjustments, identify issues and phase in new components to enhance Recreation.gov.
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