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Old 08-25-2016, 12:35 PM   #41
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:03 PM   #42
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Not to get into a p****** contest here,but if you're replying to my post - everyone in this country is entitled to voice their opinion.
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:23 PM   #43
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:26 PM   #44
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I guess I look at it from an entirely different perspective. IF the older generation has a lot of disposable income, can afford Motorhomes and the expensive RV's as the author mused.....then to me it's great marketing on the National Parks (or any parks) part to offer discounts to attract this age group.

Since they have more time (being retired and aren't just weekenders), then they can spend more money at the parks that offer camping and will be at the parks during the week and other off peak times, as compared to the younger generation, who have to get back to work on Monday.

I think that fact has been ignored in this, and to which the seniors contribute to the park and local economy with all their camping/spending. If the parks offer them discounts to get them to come, but they end up making more money from them, due to how long they stay and other things they buy...as opposed to a younger family only staying a few days..... then it makes a LOT of sense economically to offer discounts to entice them to come....since this demographic could go elsewhere.

the counter argument is that in many of the crowded parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite etc, that the discounted Seniors actually cost the park money as they would receive non discounted fees for those visitors.

Ie, the campsite is sold for $10 to a senior but would in fact be possible to be filled by someone paying the $20 rate a night

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I don't think it's criticism as much as it is disagreement. I disagree with her but she has the right to voice her opinion. I won't change my stand about this because then we both would be wrong.
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:38 PM   #48
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There are also campgrounds with monthly rates....why would they rent a $20 daily site for $200 a month....cause the retired folks camp year round .....better than not talk'n in a dime during the week...just an example of how to get people there...

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Thanks for the heads up folks! Heading to pick up my Senior Pass this weekend for sure before the $80 fee sets in.

That said, at $10/lifetime, $80/lifetime, or $10/year our National Parks are to be cherished and utilized...count me in...
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if u think the parks are overcrowded due to us senior citizens then u need to take a real good look at who's visiting our national parks the next time u visit let's say Yellowstone ,most are non Americans
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