ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Inflation may have you rethinking your vacation plans. The cost of gas and lodging may mean you are looking for options closer to home. If outdoors activities factor into your plans, you might consider camping or renting a cabin.

While there are plenty of campgrounds around the Commonwealth, Virginia State Parks may be the first option to consider. Most offer campsites, and others have lodges or cabins. All offer access to outdoors adventures like boating, paddle sports, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking.

The other thing to consider is that you know what you are getting. The parks are well-equipped and maintained. They are also patrolled on a regular basis, so safety is ensured.

There are more than one thousand campsites and cabins available in Virginia State Parks, but they do fill up fast.

“As soon as you know your dates and when you want to come, you need to go ahead and get a reservation,” said Douthat State Park Business Manager Kester Dingus. “You want to ensure you’re going to get a spot or a cabin, and you’re going to have a good time when you get here.”

Dingus says most weekends through the summer are close to being fully booked. Weekdays, especially in mid-week, are still open at a lot of parks. Vacancies will depend on location.

So, how can you find out if there’s space available?

There is a reservation line to call: 1-800-933-7275 or you can make reservations online at the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s reservation page.