I HAVE NO reservations about reservations.

Shoot, I make reservations all the time. Just last week, I made a reservation for dinner at Clearview Supper Club, one of our favorite dining places, and I had no reservations about making the reservation.

For the last couple of weeks, I have been in the process of making some of my favorite reservations. Those would be the kind you make with the various state parks and campgrounds in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan. I like making those reservations.

Last year, partially thanks to COVID-19 distancing, my lovely wife and I did more camping with our wonderful A-frame pop-up camper than we had done in the previous two or three years combined.

This year, we will be doing even more. At the moment, I plan on kicking off what will probably be a solo trip — a partnership if you figure in a yellow lab companion — to the Brule River of northwest Wisconsin; without question the most famed trout stream in this state.

My reservation will begin May 17 and before it is over, I will have spent four days fishing the Brule all the way from Stone’s Bridge to Big Lake to Winneboujou Bridge and all the way north to the mouth of the Brule at Lake Superior.

I love the Brule, not only for its superb trout fishing, but for its dozens of rips and rapids, the flat, placid waters of Big Lake, the wall of spruce and balsam lining its banks and, most of all, for the decades of memories it has given me.

Along with the hours I’ll spend on the Brule in waders and my fishing kayak, I’ll take time to head over to Barnes where, hopefully, the historical museum housing the Gordon MacQuarrie exhibit will be open, and also to the Drummond-Delta-Cable area where trout are waiting for me on the White and Namekagon rivers, along with bluegills, perch and bass on some small lakes with which I have developed an intimate relationship.

The Brule and surrounding area will only be the beginning of my reservations for the summer. My wife and I very much enjoyed our camping trip at Brunet Island State Park last summer, our first time there, and a reservation is in place already for this June.

Along with some pleasant hiking trails which wind through a mostly old-growth forest, there are deer to watch every day, ducks and geese to see on the rivers and, of course, fish to catch.

I learned last summer that if you want to camp in any of the Minnesota state parks along Lake Superior, you had better get your reservations in early — very early. We were lucky enough to find an open site for a midweek stay of three days at Gooseberry Falls last summer. In all the parks along Gitche Gumee, every possible site is generally reserved from June all the way through September.

This year, an early reservation will get us in for a midweek stay at my personal favorite, Temperance River.

The camping tour will continue in July, with our annual get-together with our daughter, Ericka, and son-in-law, Scott. This year, we’ll be heading for Munising, Mich., where Pictured Rocks, a shipwreck boat tour, hikes to waterfalls and Bay Furnace campground await us. A reservation will be made for that beautiful campground as soon as it is allowed by the forest service.

Some of the camping we hope to do this coming summer won’t require reservations. In those national forest campgrounds, it is mostly first-come, first-served. Among the places we love the best are the national forest campgrounds at Lost Lake over Florence way, Black River Harbor, Imp Lake and Courtney Lake in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and several isolated campgrounds north of Presque Isle up to Marenisco country in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

One place we’d like to visit, a place we haven’t been to for several years, is Paradise. Who wouldn’t want to make it to Paradise? In this case, that would be Paradise, Mich., where the roaring Tahquamenon Falls is a sight to behold. Just north of there is Whitefish Point, always a must-stop for us where you can stand quietly and look out over Lake Superior to the spot where the Edmund Fitzgerald went down.

I think reservations at Tahquamenon Falls State Park will fall during the blueberry season when the picking is at its peak.

Oh, and I almost forgot. A reservation has been made with no hesitation for a lake just outside the edge of the Boundary Waters in far north Minnesota. I have a hot tip that late May or early June is a time when walleyes practically fight themselves for a place in your canoe. We shall see.

And so, the reservations have begun. I may have to get my wife a second job to pay for them all. I have no reservations about doing that at all either.