Originally Posted by mlong
It would be much easier to get sites if you were not allowed to book them a year in advance. PA State Parks allow booking 11 months ahead. Assateaque SP in MD allows 364 day advance booking. How many of us can book that far ahead. They should start cutting back to a few months in advance.
Personally, I like the idea I can book up to a year in advance - and it's all MD State Parks, not just Assateague. I take full advantage of that fact and PA's long advance booking, too.
Now, when it comes to Federal campgrounds - Army Corps of Eng, US Forest, Bureau of Land, etc. - there's a 6 month advance reservations. Have you ever tried getting a lakeside site in Seven Points at Raystown Lake? I'd love to know the secret.
DW and I actually start planning now for our trips next year - where we want to go, how many times and for how long. 9 trips planned this year, at least three of them are 5 or more days. 9 mini-vacations with a couple of them a little longer than the others. Looking forward to each and every one.