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Bags4266 wrote:

It's horrible, covid campers and families out for the weekend kill your chance for a spot. Gas prices over 3.00 a gallon. What I don't get is everyone is suppose to be unemployed


Not so. There are still a lot of FS CG's that have plenty of room even on prime holiday weekends.


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I don't recall what other state we were visiting, but the nightly rate for a non-resident was double and that was a couple of years ago.

We don't visit our state parks during peak times because you can't get a reservation, yet I don't think it's fair to increase rates so that it discourages out of state visitors.

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That type of fee increase will discourage me from future visits to Idaho State parks. I don't blame them for the hikes, tough when locals can't get in their own campgrounds. But jacking rates up twice as much says a lot. Oregon appears to want and appreciate my out of State tourist dollars.


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I'm not an Idahoan, but we have family roots there and I'm a fan.

If I lived there, I would see this as a win/win. Motivating the out-of-staters to go to the private parks is good for their businesses and opens up more room at state parks for the locals.


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What I don't get is everyone is suppose to be unemployed

In my state, unemployment pays about $54,000 a year. That's more than a lot of full time jobs in the rural areas, more than a lot of retirees make too. Besides the fact that there is very little incentive to actually go find work, it provides plenty of money to go camping.


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Bags4266 wrote:

What I don't get is everyone is suppose to be unemployed

In my state, unemployment pays about $54,000 a year. That's more than a lot of full time jobs in the rural areas, more than a lot of retirees make too. Besides the fact that there is very little incentive to actually go find work, it provides plenty of money to go camping.


What state is that? That is over $1000 per week. Or does that include the$300 per week the fed is paying?

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