If you cut the advance booking time you create a race to book sites on
THE exact day (6 months from now or 3 months from now or .....)
that the booking becomes available.
You can literally log in to book on the 1st morning and find the website busy or your spots already taken.
When KY state parks first started booking sites in advance I hated it
because we had the luxury of taking a long weekend almost at a whim.
We could arrive at the park on a Thursday afternoon and stay 3 nites.
We always got a good site because most folks have to work for a
living and can't arrive till Friday afternoon.
It gave us a real advantage.
Now that I'm used to the reserve routine I can live with it.
Some folks still camp on a whim and just go and hope to find a site
somewhere when they get there.
We have traditionally taken long trips in June for the last several years.
Booking in advance really takes the stress out of my trips.
Last summer for example we had 4 stops.
Hocking Hills Ohio
Niagara Falls NY
Pinery Provincial Park ON
Holland state park Michigan
I had sites booked at all stops and knew we'd have a spot when we
Most parks were not full during the week and we would have been fine
just driving in cold BUT they filled up on weekends.
Without reservations we would have had to leave on Friday most places....
Reservations are a curse or a blessing depending on how you look at it.
So sorry you canceled yours before you thought it through.