A long time Park Service official explains eloquently why access to National Parks and other public lands should be free.
Belated posting of an excellent article about the libertarian experiment of managing the Valles Caldera Preserve in New Mexico as a financially self-supporting entity after it was purchased with public funds.
The Tahoe National Forest “took back” a number of campgrounds from concessionaire management in 2015, which made the concessionaire lobby madder than a wet hen. But the public loved it and in 2016 they are going to “take back” even more.
A Region 1 (Montana, northern Idaho) report created in 2015 but not released to the public until February 2016 shows that recreation on the forests there is “in disarray.” One proposed solution? You guessed it. Fees.
Congestion up the Parleys Canyon Road between the Salt Lake metro area and Park City has become a problem. Some think the solution is to make it a toll road.
At Humber Park on the San Bernardino National Forest, the signs still say you have to pay just to park and access the trails, despite clear judicial guidance otherwise.
Op-ed from the Denver Post: Fees discourage people from visiting public lands.
Some cabin fees will more than double under this proposal. Public comment period open until November 10, 2105.
Tongass National Forest’s plan to start charging for use of trails and restrooms meets with skepticism in high places
Fee-hungry Forest Service managers trying to charge for kids and painters to enjoy the National Forests.