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PostFri Aug 21, 2020 3:50 pm 
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Other states have been charging more for non-residents use of state parks for years. Since state taxpayer revenue goes to maintain Oregon's parks, residents are already "paying" for them. So why not charge out-of-state residents more to use the parks, since they are not subsidizing them in the first place?
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PostFri Aug 21, 2020 9:23 pm 
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bullfrog wrote:
Other states have been charging more for non-residents use of state parks for years. Since state taxpayer revenue goes to maintain Oregon's parks, residents are already "paying" for them. So why not charge out-of-state residents more to use the parks, since they are not subsidizing them in the first place?

It's a simple answer--because I don't want them to.

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Washington State charges out-of-state residents way more for hunting licenses and fishing licenses, so why not charge out-of-state residents way more for camping permits?

Sounds reasonable to me, especially if out-of-state visitors are overwhelming their campgrounds.

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PostSat Aug 22, 2020 6:40 am 
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Washington State charges out-of-state residents way more for hunting licenses and fishing licenses, so why not charge out-of-state residents way more for camping permits?

Sounds reasonable to me, especially if out-of-state visitors are overwhelming their campgrounds.

Because they charge way more than they used to for residents.  I try to avoid state parks now because they are so spendy.  They are right up there with RV Parks costs, or more.  Plus there's the whole reservation thing that ruins the spontaneity of just going somewhere.

There are a lot more people than just me who seem to be quite happy with the prices.

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