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Cape Blanco lighthouse (#1075)

Cape Blanco lighthouse (#1075)
Cape Blanco lighthouse, access to the park was free, access to the lighthouse was only $2. I was surprised to discover that most Oregon state parks are free or close to free. California state parks are typically $8 to $10, which isn't much, but enough to always make me wonder if it's going to be worth it.

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Clint
Clint
Oregon really surprised me at how invested in their state parks they tend to be, and they have about a half million of them. Illinois doesn't charge an entrance fee to its state parks, either, but we're also very resistant to funding them any other way. I wouldn't mind a fee of 5 or 10 dollars if it meant we sank a little money into upkeep.
12 months ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to Clint
You're right, I should have mentioned that they're also well-maintained and well-signed. It's an area where California is not doing particularly well.
12 months ago.
slgwv
slgwv
But at least back in the day _camping_ at a state park was not free--and was high by the standards of the time!
12 months ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to slgwv
I didn't want to add camping fees to the equation -- they've gotten to be fairly high in many of the Ca State Parks. Over $30 for camping when camping alone just doesn't feel right :)
12 months ago.