Re: Recreatin.gov No, you don't have to like it and yes, you are entitled to voice that....and I agree, it is a rip-off. It's one of the many reasons I generally choose not to make reservations; I only do so very occasionally with the knowledge that I'm paying additional fees for convenience and that I'm going to get screwed if I cancel. Frankly, it's not any different than pretty much anything else I could reserve on-line....there is almost always a penalty for backing out, particularly at the 12th hour. Part of that is money making and part of that is to help ensure that people don't just go about canceling their reservations and leaving sites that could otherwise be filled, empty. It also helps to prevent people from just booking a site or multiple sites, "just in case." This is also the reason for the multi-night requirements, particularly on weekends and holidays. Is it a perfect system? Absolutely not....but could you imagine the chaos that would ensue if there was no penalty. I understand your frustration, but it is the way of things....I don't think any amount of complaining will actually change anything. If you don't want to make reservations, there are thousands of people behind you just itchin' to fill your void.