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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-07-11, 10:14

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Campers at Michigan state parks might have to buy firewood on site in 2018


Money grab.

Cloaked in "saving the trees" clothes.   Lots of people making some beer money from selling firewood and I guess that bothers the State.  

Tell me how this differs from what they're proposing?

or stopping by the mom-and-pop vendors whose wood-bundle displays dot the roads leading to many parks.

that's local wood just as they're proposing selling.

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Post by aualum06 on 2017-07-11, 10:20

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Money grab.

Cloaked in "saving the trees" clothes.   Lots of people making some beer money from selling firewood and I guess that bothers the State.  

Tell me how this differs from what they're proposing?

or stopping by the mom-and-pop vendors whose wood-bundle displays dot the roads leading to many parks.

that's local wood just as they're proposing selling.

So where locally is the state park going to get all this wood? It's not a renewable thing. Plus I am sure they will be smart people and cut down living trees to sell for firewood that won't burn anyways. Seems like a good way to wipe out a forest quickly in a local area.
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Re: The Michigan State Parks Thread

Post by GRR Spartan on 2017-07-11, 11:22

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GRR Spartan wrote:City of Manistique has done a helluva job turning what was a swamp into a very nice upscale camp ground.

First year of operation.  So far a hidden gem but that won't last long.  Each site has a ped with electricity, wifi and cable along with running water and sewer hook up.

https://manistiquelakeshorecampground.org

Holy cow...we're going to the UP for a week or so Sept so checked a few nights around the 10th.  $50 a night??   Sorry, I'm too cheap for that, lol.   I still just back off a fire trail in the woods and camp, much more isolation all the selection of sites in the world.

$40/$45/$50 per night is steep.  I have in-laws who retired in the area and we visited over the holiday.  I was surprised by the number of full size RV's, full trailers 20' or longer and big 5th wheels on I75 and Highway 2.  At least 50% of the big RV's were hauling compact cars.

Its not my style of camping.  The city is appealing to the top end of the market and those whose who, along with children and grandchildren want those ammenities. I forgot to mention the galvanized fire pits with the swing away grill for cooking.

Re Camp fire wood:

The DEQ wants to stop people from bringing in vermin infested wood from who knows how many miles away and reduce the spread of disease that could further decimate who forests of particular species. If they had had similar rules in the 1950's and 1960's we might still have elms.
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Post by aualum06 on 2017-07-11, 12:31

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Holy cow...we're going to the UP for a week or so Sept so checked a few nights around the 10th.  $50 a night??   Sorry, I'm too cheap for that, lol.   I still just back off a fire trail in the woods and camp, much more isolation all the selection of sites in the world.

$40/$45/$50 per night is steep.  I have in-laws who retired in the area and we visited over the holiday.  I was surprised by the number of full size RV's, full trailers 20' or longer and big 5th wheels on I75 and Highway 2.  At least 50% of the big RV's were hauling compact cars.

Its not my style of camping.  The city is appealing to the top end of the market and those whose who, along with children and grandchildren want those ammenities. I forgot to mention the galvanized fire pits with the swing away grill for cooking.

Re Camp fire wood:

The DEQ wants to stop people from bringing in vermin infested wood from who knows how many miles away and reduce the spread of disease that could further decimate who forests of particular species. If they had had similar rules in the 1950's and 1960's we might still have elms.

If they were worried about the spread of disease they should have been on it a long time ago. It is to late now.
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Re: The Michigan State Parks Thread

Post by GRR Spartan on 2017-07-11, 13:19

Better late than never. A lot like the Kalamazoo River oil spill was a wake up for blindly trusting zen bridge, a lot of state legislators never saw the destruction until it hit in their communities or property.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-07-13, 09:38

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-07-26, 11:06

Caseville's beaches should be on this list....

The 10 absolutely best beaches in Michigan

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