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Old 05-15-2011, 12:23 PM   #1
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California state parks closure list

Here is a list of all the parks closing statewide:

Marsh State Historic Park
Annadel State Park
Antelope Valley Indian Museum
Austin Creek State Recreation Area
Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park
Benbow Lake State Recreation Area
Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Benicia State Recreation Area
Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
Brannan Island State Recreation Area
California Mining & Mineral Museum
Candlestick Point State Recreation Area
Castle Crags State Park
Castle Rock State Park
China Camp State Park
Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
Fort Humboldt State Historic Park
Fort Tejon State Historic Park
Garrapata State Park
George J. Hatfield State Recreation Area
Governor's Mansion State Historic Park
Gray Whale Cove State Beach
Greenwood State Beach
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
Hendy Woods State Park
Henry W. Coe State Park
Jack London State Historic Park
Jug Handle State Nature Reserve
Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park
Limekiln State Park
Los Encinos State Historic Park
Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park
Manchester State Park
McConnell State Recreation Area
McGrath State Beach
Mono Lake Tufa State Nature Reserve
Morro Strand State Beach
Moss Landing State Beach
Olompali State Historic Park
Palomar Mountain State Park
Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park
Picacho State Recreation Area
Pio Pico State Historic Park
Plumas-Eureka State Park
Point Cabrillo Light Station
Portola Redwoods State Park
Providence Mountains State Recreation Area
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Russian Gulch State Park
Saddleback Butte State Park
Salton Sea State Recreation Area
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park
Shasta State Historic Park
South Yuba River State Historic Park
Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
SP Tomales Bay State Park
Tule Elk State Nature Reserve
Turlock Lake State Recretion Area
Twin Lakes State Beach
Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park
Westport-Union Landing State Beach
William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park
Woodson Bridge SRA Zmudowski State Beach
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:27 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting that list!

As a native Californian who has just started camping it is really sad.

But this is a sign of our times: if we cannot afford to pay taxes to finance public programs provided by the state, this is one end result. Unfortunately, the list of park closures directly affects our particular fiberglass RV community interests. Many programs near and dear to other California state residents will be shut down as well.

I do not want this post to begin any heated, political debates. This is just my take on things: I grew up in California during the good (golden) years, and am now living through the lean years. A sign of the times ...
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That is really something. 69 parks closing, if I count correctly. Do they not want tourism any more?
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They don't want to pay taxes and there are a lot of people who do not seem to understand the connection between services and taxes.
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They don't want to pay taxes and there are a lot of people who do not seem to understand the connection between services and taxes.
Thank you Bobbie. That is my point as well. Tourism is important for our financial well being. Advanced education is important for our future well being. But, if we do not have income to pay for everything we may want ... things dear and near to most every "interest group" must be "cut".

Government services are so expensive ... As are mortgage payments, gas and food. There may not be any solution other than to cut out everything but the "bare basics" and then cut out most of the basics.

But in California, meaningful, constructive political discourse regarding services and taxes are not taking place. Our legislatures are so locked into their respective ideologies that they refuse to do their jobs! Plus, we have a ballot initiative system that creates mandatary budget line-items for special interest programs.

As I said, I am a native Californian. It greatly saddens me that the state I love so much is ungovernable.
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158 major companies and their jobs left California last year citing high taxes and over regulation.
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Our state parks are struggling in South Carolina too.People complain about paying $2 per person to visit the parks but I think it's a good investment to keep them open.
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158 major companies and their jobs left California last year citing high taxes and over regulation.
Well, 69 state parks are closing down because there is no money to pay for them.

There was a time when major companies were falling over each other to have a presence in the golden state.

That is my point: no money to pay for some specific things we may value. A sign of the times - lean times.
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new updated list now at 70 Here
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I do not want this post to begin any heated, political debates.
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I believe that some of those are NON-fee places that require maintenance with only taxes to support.
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I believe that some of those are NON-fee places that require maintenance with only taxes to support.
Are they laying off the employees or just closing the parks?

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Are they laying off the employees or just closing the parks?

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The California legislature is owned and controlled by the State Employees Unions.
Our new old Governor is the one that signed legislation giving
state employees the right to unionize years ago.
I don't think they are laying anyone off.
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Our new old Governor is the one that signed legislation giving
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I don't think they are laying anyone off.
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And how does this save money?

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