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Old 05-11-2013, 09:26 AM   #15
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Most state parks charge non resident fees, AKAIK
An interesting fact on Ohio SP, some are also Passport America sites offering 50% discount to POA members.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:27 AM   #16
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Yes, I know now Idaho, Montana and Washington all charge out of State camping fees. It really adds up if you go for several nights.
It makes it cheaper to stay at a private campground which is sad and they usually have more amenities.
Don't think it helps with their out of state tourism for sure.
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What I found in Washington is it's $5 nonresident fee, flat. Whether you camp for one night or ten. My reservation for Maryhill is for three nights, just $5 charged once. Maryhill is a very nice park, I don't mind paying it.
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What I found in Washington is it's $5 nonresident fee, flat. Whether you camp for one night or ten. My reservation for Maryhill is for three nights, just $5 charged once. Maryhill is a very nice park, I don't mind paying it.
Yeah, a 3 night stay at a campground you really like, for the price of a decent room. Seems like a great way to go myself.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:48 AM   #19
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For sure a one time fee is no big deal.
We just camped at an Idaho state park and it was $5 extra per night - which came out to just over $28 per day, still cheaper than a hotel. But then on Priceline I usually get them for around $60 with breakfast (HI Express) so not tons. The shower building was freezing at the campground and they were chain sawing all day but we still enjoyed it!
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We just returned form a 3 week road trip and camped , as non residents, in Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Arizona and didn't pay any non resident fees. we have in Washington , however.
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Weird.. I looked and I did get charged $5 for one park, but not for two others in Washington (all State Parks.)
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What's funny about the proposed fee made by Homeland Security is that both Canada and the USA have been working hard of late to make changes to make it a lot easier for Canadian and US citizens with valid passports to clear the borders faster. After all it is the worlds longest undefended border and for years including in my lifetime there wasn't a fence or camera to be seen on most of it. I have a hunch that's still the case in many areas. The US/Canadian border looks nothing like what one sees at the US southern border. LOL Never seen anything like that in any of the countries I have visited.

Even with all the new security and manpower needed on both sides of the US/Canadian border due to world events and not due to a relationship changes between the two countries, today if you sit at the US border you will see that many people simple flash a little card and drive off - no questions asked. It would surprise more than a few here just how many people are crossing both ways daily using that system - lanes of them! Not a whole lot of extra manpower needed or used! Its that way in both directions with an equal number of US and Canadian licence plates. Large ads can be seen on both sides of the border crossing encouraging people to get a fast pass.

It seems to me that it all come down to the budget writer having skipped one to many classes at school in regards to the Economics of World Trade & Marketing.
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