Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Our State Parks??
This is a photo of the new gatehouse being built at Lake Guntersville State Park. It's all part of the new multi-million dollar renovations being done at the park to upgrade the lodge and overall look of the park. Now don't get me wrong, I'm all for the renovations, Good Lord knows they needed it. But our story today is about how visitors to the park will soon be charged a $3 fee to enter the park. That's not a camping fee or fee to play golf, that's just to enter the park. I thought the state parks belonged to all of us, land set aside for Alabama residents to enjoy the great outdoors and get back to nature. Now, they are telling us that we will have to pay to get onto our own land and enjoy our nature. That's just wrong. I happen to love Lake Guntersville State Park and truly like all the people who work there and who run the place. But I still think it's wrong to charge people to get onto state land. Am I wrong about this? I would like to hear what you think.