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PostPosted: 3/23/2006, 8:45 am    Post subject: Tonto Forest revising fees Reply to topic Reply with quote

From this morning's AZ Republic. Don't shoot, I'm just the messenger.

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/arizonaliving/articles/0323fees0323.html
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Tonto Forest revising fees
Mar. 23, 2006 12:00 AM
Camping and day-use fees in Tonto National Forest are changing, beginning Wednesday.

Fees for day-use sites and shoreline-access areas will increase from $4 per vehicle and $2 per watercraft to $6 per vehicle and $4 per watercraft.

These changes will affect recreation sites and campgrounds on the following lakes: Roosevelt, Apache, Canyon, Saguaro, Bartlett and Horseshoe, as well as the Seven Springs Recreation Area north of Cave Creek.

At the same time, fees at most campgrounds managed by the Tonto National Forest will change from a per-night charge to the same standard use fee of $6 per vehicle and $4 per watercraft.

In addition, day-use fees at the popular Peralta and First Water trailheads in the Superstition Wilderness will be permanently eliminated at the end of April.
- John Stanley


I wonder if we'll get 4 of those Sacajawea $s now as change (when the machines work).
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PostPosted: 3/23/2006, 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

I think that's good news that the fee boxes at the trailheads are getting eliminated. I always thought it as a rip-off to have to pay to park your vehicle. $4 and no valet or security!
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PostPosted: 3/23/2006, 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

Sounds good to me, I agree you shouldn't have to pay to park somewhere. I don't mind paying for place that has facilities like the White Tanks or the Grand Canyon, but just to park in a lot I do not like.
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PostPosted: 3/23/2006, 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

In addition, day-use fees at the popular Peralta and First Water trailheads in the Superstition Wilderness will be permanently eliminated at the end of April.



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PostPosted: 3/23/2006, 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 3/23/2006, 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

Those things barely worked anyways. They were probably paying out more in machine maintenance than what they were collecting. Good news though. Frequent those trailheads often.
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PostPosted: 3/23/2006, 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

Daryl wrote:
In addition, day-use fees at the popular Peralta and First Water trailheads in the Superstition Wilderness will be permanently eliminated at the end of April.



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What's a fee? You mean I was supposed to PAY all this time? Laughing

As HIG said.......those boxes never worked anyway. I recall one time where it took all my money and spit out the ticket AND the money. So I gave it to the person after me in line, who gave it to the person after them in line. We all got in for free and I got my $4 back!

I thought I was in Vegas.

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PostPosted: 3/23/2006, 7:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Tonto Forest revising fees Reply to topic Reply with quote

al1inaz wrote:

In addition, day-use fees at the popular Peralta and First Water trailheads in the Superstition Wilderness will be permanently eliminated at the end of April.


I, for one, will be sad to see these things go. I have hit better jackpots at these two trailheads than at the local casinos. Laughing
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PostPosted: 3/23/2006, 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

Trishness wrote:
Daryl wrote:
In addition, day-use fees at the popular Peralta and First Water trailheads in the Superstition Wilderness will be permanently eliminated at the end of April.



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What's a fee? You mean I was supposed to PAY all this time? Laughing

As HIG said.......those boxes never worked anyway. I recall one time where it took all my money and spit out the ticket AND the money. So I gave it to the person after me in line, who gave it to the person after them in line. We all got in for free and I got my $4 back!

I thought I was in Vegas.

Mr. Green

Free in Vegas? That ain't how all these building got so tall and shiny. LOL.
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