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Old 02-20-2024, 01:37 AM   #1
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NM state park fees could be going up for out-of-state residents

I found this on NewsBreak: NM state park fees could be going up for out-of-state residents

https://share.newsbreak.com/6776ckchhttps://share.newsbreak.com/6776ckch

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The best way to word it is
'Locals receive a tax-payer discount'.
Much more palatable.
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Old 02-20-2024, 05:28 AM   #3
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I found this on NewsBreak: NM state park fees could be going up for out-of-state residents

https://share.newsbreak.com/6776ckchhttps://share.newsbreak.com/6776ckch
So it looks like Jay P has an issue with Texans. Jay P is throwing fodder to give some yet another reason for Texas to seceded from the Union.
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Last summer Texans overran the several state parks I camped at. They had generators running hours on end and obnoxious leds at night.


I guess I will have to stick to Rest Areas in New Mexico now. I have spent many a nights at the Sierra Grande Rest Stop. Genny runs all night. Great view of the volcanos. Price is Free; so it meets my Budget

Enjoy.... Click on See Photos, any place that has a Corral and a sign that says Watch for Snakes can't be all bad. https://g.co/kgs/M9emb5f

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Old 02-20-2024, 02:58 PM   #4
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Ruidoso has almost always been know as
Texas West.

Texans infiltrate NM the same way Arizona folk invade San Diego or Puerto Penasco.

Triple the price will have no effect. It's generationally ingrained.
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Old 02-20-2024, 03:15 PM   #5
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The best way to word it is
'Locals receive a tax-payer discount'.
Much more palatable.
I will tell you local outdoors Colorado residents are treated fairly well at their parks etc
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Old 02-20-2024, 03:16 PM   #6
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So it looks like Jay P has an issue with Texans. Jay P is throwing fodder to give some yet another reason for Texas to seceded from the Union.
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Last summer Texans overran the several state parks I camped at. They had generators running hours on end and obnoxious leds at night.


I guess I will have to stick to Rest Areas in New Mexico now. I have spent many a nights at the Sierra Grande Rest Stop. Genny runs all night. Great view of the volcanos. Price is Free; so it meets my Budget

Enjoy.... Click on See Photos, any place that has a Corral and a sign that says Watch for Snakes can't be all bad. https://g.co/kgs/M9emb5f

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Old 02-20-2024, 03:17 PM   #7
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Ruidoso has almost always been know as
Texas West.

Texans infiltrate NM the same way Arizona folk invade San Diego or Puerto Penasco.

Triple the price will have no effect. It's generationally ingrained.
Lots of cabin rentals there.
Nice area
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Old 02-20-2024, 04:11 PM   #8
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Out of state premiums are common here in the NE. Due to Connecticut’s no pet policy we rarely camp in our home state and as a result often pay out of state fees.

Massachusetts is the absolute worst. $30 per day out of state fee, essentially doubles our camping costs there.

Most other states are $5-10.

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Old 02-20-2024, 09:22 PM   #9
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Michigan requires anyone using their state parks to purchase a park pass. Residents at the time of vehicle registration pay $14. Nonresident price is $40. This is your park entrance pass, camping fees are additional.
What I think is crappy about the Michigan system, if you are towing a trailer your park pass goes on the tow vehicle no other entrance fees are required. You are golden. A motor home is required to have the annual pass in the windshield. If you are towing, you are charged an additional $8 for the toad. I don't see the logic here.
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Michigan requires anyone using their state parks to purchase a park pass. Residents at the time of vehicle registration pay $14. Nonresident price is $40. This is your park entrance pass, camping fees are additional.
What I think is crappy about the Michigan system, if you are towing a trailer your park pass is goes on the tow vehicle no other entrance fees are required. You are golden. A motor home is required to have the annual pass in the windshield. If you are towing, you are charged an additional $8 for the toad. I don't see the logic here.
It's Michigan: nuff said.
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Old 02-20-2024, 09:29 PM   #11
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Indiana State Parks charge a resident park entrance fee of $7 a day. Nonresidents pay $9. The fee is only charged the first day of your camping trip.
Camping fees are same price for both resident & nonresidents.
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As a rule, we don't stay in many state parks. For 'parks' we limit our stays to places that accept the America the Beautiful card. As to paying out of state rates, we don't. If a state park charges extra for tourists, I consider them unfriendly and do not give them my dollars. It seems counter-intuitive to charge tourists extra. We have travelled to your state, spent our money in your stores, attractions, and paid your fuel taxes and in some places tolls. Why these states want to bite the hand that feeds them in beyond me. It also seems unfair as federal tax dollars are funneled into state parks and we all pay those taxes. We visit family in Delaware every other year and always stay in a mom and pop campground across the state line in Maryland because it is half the price of a Delaware SP.
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Old 02-25-2024, 12:29 AM   #13
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Michigan requires anyone using their state parks to purchase a park pass. Residents at the time of vehicle registration pay $14. Nonresident price is $40. This is your park entrance pass, camping fees are additional.
What I think is crappy about the Michigan system, if you are towing a trailer your park pass goes on the tow vehicle no other entrance fees are required. You are golden. A motor home is required to have the annual pass in the windshield. If you are towing, you are charged an additional $8 for the toad. I don't see the logic here.
Whether logical, or not, think two motorized vehicles.
That fits!
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Whether logical, or not, think two motorized vehicles.
That fits!
Colorado didn't double ding us last summer. We were towing the Wrangler. Had to buy an annual pass, which is displayed in the lower passenger corner of the motorhome windshield. As we entered a campground they printed us separate window stickers for the Jeep... one for each day of our stay.

The Jeep stickers didn't cost extra... and we had the luxury of leaving/re-entering with either the motorhome OR the Jeep. But of course we never moved the motorhome once parked, leveled and set up.

If you think about it, it's the SAME as a truck pulling a trailer... except ours was reversed... the trailer pulling the truck.
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Colorado didn't double ding us last summer. We were towing the Wrangler. Had to buy an annual pass, which is displayed in the lower passenger corner of the motorhome windshield. As we entered a campground they printed us separate window stickers for the Jeep... one for each day of our stay.

The Jeep stickers didn't cost extra... and we had the luxury of leaving/re-entering with either the motorhome OR the Jeep. But of course we never moved the motorhome once parked, leveled and set up.

If you think about it, it's the SAME as a truck pulling a trailer... except ours was reversed... the trailer pulling the truck.
Each state has their own rules . . . ..cannot compare.
Oregon is the only state I know that extends Disabled Veteran fees to "out if state" veterans, but I can't hold that against the other states. I am from Washington State and enjoy every perc as much as I can without picking apart other states
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Colorado didn't double ding us last summer. We were towing the Wrangler. Had to buy an annual pass, which is displayed in the lower passenger corner of the motorhome windshield. As we entered a campground they printed us separate window stickers for the Jeep... one for each day of our stay.

The Jeep stickers didn't cost extra... and we had the luxury of leaving/re-entering with either the motorhome OR the Jeep. But of course we never moved the motorhome once parked, leveled and set up.

If you think about it, it's the SAME as a truck pulling a trailer... except ours was reversed... the trailer pulling the truck.
We have stayed in multiple Colorado State parks multiple times and thus far have not actually had to pay for the motorhome. Now we never had a toad on any of the trips, but the way the parks we went to did it was they made you prepay for site online. You could not pay for the Motorhome or vehicles at the time. Each time we arrived they instruct us to go directly to our Campsite and they gave us the placard for the motorhome. I think they expect you to go to some other Visitor center to pay for your daily vehicle fee? I didn't and they never said anything. We drive in and out of the campsite at least 3 times a day and they always let us in based on the Motorhome placard.
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