Beginning this month, the telephone numbers for reserving U.S. Forest Service campground sites throughout the country will change.

The new number will be 1-800-280-2267. The new number for the hearing and speech impaired TDD is 1-800-879-4496. The numbers will replace the campground reservation numbers used in past years.Both family and group reservations will be accepted for many of the campgrounds in the 156 national forests and grasslands in the continental United States, Alaska and Puerto Rico. Reservation center personnel will be able to tell people which campgrounds in which states are available for advance reservations.

Fees for reserving campsites through the system are $7.50 per family site and $15 for a group site. There is also a $7.50 cancellation fee.