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Posted: 02/25/12 03:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Of course California is NOT going to do any such thing. I wouldn't do it either, if I was California.
IMO the total income must be increased in order to pay the proper help to do the job. And, we know that ain't going to happen either.
Me and my boys could solve the problem, but not for free.


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Cannot speak for all COE parks but here in Ga on Lake Allatoona and surromnding areas, the campgrounds they close for the winter and some of the closed day parks that close for winter or permanetly closed for now have folks living on site. There is no mention of armed security or otherwise. Your a presence on the grounds and if trouble does arise you call either the rangers or the local LEO. When the campgrounds open the contract gate attendants come in and take your spot. They day parks generally have winter and summer volunteers.


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To the OP. I think you have a great idea.Too bad so many on here have to be so negative.Talk to your state representative and see what he or she thinks.

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No citizens arrest are allowed in NM. You can get in as much trouble as the person you are trying to arrest.



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All you need is somebody to be there and alert the the right people that something is going on. It wouldnt have happened if somebody was there. The park was vandalized because people took advantage of the fact that, hey nobodys gonna see this. Lets have some fun. Call whoever you gotta call and see if its possible. Its a great idea. Nobody knows anything until somebody asks. Its nothing more than campground host work. OP said nothing about vigilante justice. Jeez get a grip lol.


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Posted: 02/25/12 06:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

crudeman wrote:

Cannot speak for all COE parks but here in Ga on Lake Allatoona and surromnding areas, the campgrounds they close for the winter and some of the closed day parks that close for winter or permanetly closed for now have folks living on site. There is no mention of armed security or otherwise. Your a presence on the grounds and if trouble does arise you call either the rangers or the local LEO. When the campgrounds open the contract gate attendants come in and take your spot. They day parks generally have winter and summer volunteers.

That's business as usual at MANY parks. Eyes and ears is all most parks need to keep the riffraff out.

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I am encouraged but not surprised by your responces. Thank you and I will spend part of tomorrow preparing letters to my reps in the Assembly and Senate. As it happened we received a mailing from the State Parks today and I will write the commission members. I would like to quote all of you so I am glad a couple of posts were poofed. We do need to become more active in our parks while the economy is down so that when it recovers we will have offered to help and perhaps the powers in each and every state will recognise how important the parks are and how devoted we, the RVin community is to the parks.

Once again thank you and I'll let you know how things go. Oh yeah!, I didn't mean anything negative about the folks in Q, we have visited there and the couple that got us started in rockhounding had a lot there and spent their winters there. I just ment that it takes a special kind of person to live and boondock in the desert.


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Posted: 02/25/12 10:07pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would stay there In a NEW YORK MINUTE!! (armed of course) However, even though I would do it alone, it would be MUCH more fun with a few like minded folks there for fun..... In any event, I HATE that this is happening in our beautiful state!!!

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The park in question is a small park in the middle of the federal Mojave Preserve. It is well past time for the State of California to cede the park to the federal government. Based on recent history the State might be better off giving up on all the parks and lease them out to private enterprise. They seem to have plenty of money to continue with federal level oversight of automotive standards, food additives, chemicals, etc, etc. It seems well past time for the State of California to revise its mission. The poor little park is of very, very minor concern. Then again we don't want any political issues to taint this forum.





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