Legislation Seeks to Charge For State Parks Access

“All of those public lands, there would be an allowance to access any of those lands with the purchase of one of these permits.” Fish and Wildlife Director Phil Anderson explained this pass would also grant users access to state boat launches, and over 900 thousand acres of Fish and Wildlife land. Representative Van De Wege was unavailable for comment on the bill, Sponsor of the seante bill, State Senator Kevin Ranker said “We need to talk about not just how much our outdoor recreation services cost, but also how much it costs to loose them.”