* HAILSTONE RECREATION AREA AT JORDANELLE STATE PARK will open with a dedication ceremony June 29. The campground will open that afternoon. On June 30, the reservoir will open to fishing, and on July 1 it will open to all water-related activities. The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation's reservation office will take camping reservations for Hailstone beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, April 3. If you live in Salt Lake City, call 322-3770. If you live outside Salt Lake City, call 1-800-322-3770. Or make reservations in person at the division's office, 1636 W. North Temple, Room 116. Reservations for Hailstone's individual campsites will be accepted 120 days in advance. Group-site reservations will be accepted one year in advance. Fees range from $7 to $12 per night plus a nonrefundable $5 reservation fee. The campground has mini-laundromats and playgrounds. Park facilities include an outdoor amphitheater, group pavilions for reunions, church outings and family get-togethers. You can reserve one of 33 storage spaces at the park by calling the reservation office.

SERENITY IN THE HIGH SIERRAS. To request a free brochure listing scenic drives in California's Sierra Mountains, call 1-800-367-6572 or 1-800-824-6348. Ask for the brochure called "California High Sierra." It highlights the area's museums and natural attractions that include Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks and Mono Lake National Recreatio Area. It also lists phone numbers you can call for more information.

* BORROW A VIDEO. Clipper Cruise Line's new video, "The Clipper Experience - The Beauty of the Small-Ship Adventure," offers a 21-minute look at cruising on small ships (the company's specialty). It includes footage of recent excursions along the Costa Rican coast, the Panama Canal, Alaska, the British Virgin Islands and the antebellum Southeast aboard the 138-passenger Yorktown Clipper and the 100-passenger Nantucket Clipper. Travelers may borrow the video free by calling 1-800-325-0010.

* COLORADO RIVER RUNNERS will mail you a free 1995 directory if you send your name and address to Colorado River Outfitters Association, P.O. Box 1662, Buena Vista, CO 81211. Many of the state's rivers have higher-than-average snowpack this year, which portends a great summer of river rafting. Snowpack in the Animas, Dolores, Gunnison and San Miguel river basins is 128 of average. Snowpack for the Colorado and Arkansas rivers is 102 and 104 percent of average.

* GOLF IN MASSACHUSETTS. Bay State Fairways is an 80-page publication listing more than 200 public and semi-public golf courses throughout the state. The alphabetical list within each region has information on the size of the course, par, green fees and availability of pull and power carts. It features a color map, regional photos and directions to each course. To request a free copy, call 1-800-632-8038.

* THE BUFFALO BILL HISTORICAL CENTER in Cody, Wyo., is accepting applications for booth exhibitors and pack horse race contestants for its Frontier Festival June 10 and 11. Application deadline is May 1. Booth exhibitors must sell their own handmade wares. Participants in the pack race compete against the clock when loading goods onto a pack animal and then making their way through an obstacle course. To request applications, call the center at 1-307-587-4771.

* TO ASK FOR A FREE 1995 guide to Colorado's Mesa Verde Country, call 1-800-253-1616. The booklet has information about lodging, restaurants, archaeological attractions, Native American culture, scenic drives, family activities, camping, recreational facilities in state and national parks, BLM areas and national forests.

DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT YOUR VISA CARD. A recent survey of European restaurants found that Visa is the most widely accepted credit card. Visa scored 33 percent higher than EuroCard/

MasterCard, the next most preferred card. American Express was preferred by six percent of the surveyed restaurants and Diners Club by two percent. According to the survey, Visa is accepted in 94 percent of the restaurants surveyed in France; 85 percent in Britain; 79 percent in Spain and 73 percent in Italy. Visa acceptance in Germany was comparable to other payment cards.

* ALASKAPASS INC. publishes a 92-page directory for independent travelers. To request a copy, send your name, address and $5, refundable if you purchase a travelpass, to AlaskaPass Inc., P.O. Box 351, Vashon, WA 98070-0351, or call 1-800-248-7598. AlaskaPass is a travel pass that allows you unlimited travel (foot passengers only) on Alaska State Ferries, the Alaska Railroad, Alaskon Express Motorcoaches and on specified routes of Island Coach Lines, Greyhound Lines of Canada, BC Rail, BC Ferries and Norline Coaches (Yukon). Rates for adults are as follows: 8 days, $499; 15 days, $629; 22 days, $749.

* ALASKA'S FERRIES OFFER SPECIAL DEAL. Through April 30, 1995, if you're driving a vehicle that measures over 10 feet in length and is highway legal, you (not your vehicle or your passengers) ride free on the Alaska Marine Highway System. Or, each full-paying adult (12 years or older) can bring along one child between the ages of 2 and 11 at no charge. Some of the larger ferries have video arcades and U.S.F.S interpreters are on board summer sailings. They provide lectures, host movies and educational documentaries. To qualify for the free driver promotion, you must make reservations in advance. Call 1-800-642-0066.