(adambl82 @ Jan. 09 2013, 10:04 am)
I did an overnight there last weekend. I often go there by myself when I'm looking to get in some miles for an upcoming hike. It's only about an hour away for me. Does anyone know why the fee is now $9 a night per person on a backcountry site? I figured it may have been an effort to raise money after the tornado went through. If you have 4 people, it's cheaper to stay at a campground.
I'm not sure about that but it could be the reason. Personally I think every State is searching for more revenue to keep things like State parks open & operating. I know in GA they talked about closing some last year because of not enough money. They raised day park passes from $3 to $5 a couple years ago as well.
But honestly to only pay $9 for a back country campsite on maintained trails system is still a bargain IMO. $9 is about the cost of movie ticket these days for 2hrs of entertainment. So a full 2 days of hiking & a overnight campsite for the same price is nothing.