Interesting...Did you call in to make the reservation or use the website?
The reason I ask is that I've made 3 reservations(one was made yesterday) thru the website for SC & NC State campgrounds and never had an issue. I couldn't find anything about reservation fees on the website but looking back at my reciepts the reservation fees were $3 twice (1 night $22.00 both times) and $6.40 once (5 nights S118.10 ) so they must be prorated and may even have different fees for different campgrounds. Now, I don't like "reservation/convienence fees" when you have no choice, but considering FANDAGO is $2.00 a movie ticket, I guess this is in line with others. As far as the "ACTIVE" issue I've never had any charges or subscription from Active showing up on my credit cards. I got burned by a similar thing I few years ago so I am always on the look out for those "freebies".
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