by Duluth News Tribune
June 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
Camping visits to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness have declined over the past six years, and fewer young people are coming. Continue Reading
Tags: Boundary Waters, bwcaw, canoe, Ely, Grand Marais, Outdoors 1 Comment »
This is no different than the decreased use of other National Parks such as Isle Royale and Apostle Islands. Park Rangers, the District Manager, and other government employees seem to think that the park is for their exclusive use and the public be damned with excessive fees and oversight. Take a look at Stockton Island, since the mandatory $10.00 a night fee, Isle Royale with fees just to motor by the island, and you see dramatic drops in government controlled nature. 85% of all power boat movements are now by government owned boats in Isle Royale, patrollling to collect user fees.
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