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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Changes of National Park Vacations?

Above, the (former) Ahwahnee Hotel's dining room was
packed with breakfast diners in April. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

As we are wrapping up the National Park Centennial year, it is evident that more people than ever visited our national parks this year.

However, while attendance was way up, it also presents a few problems, one of which is the $12 billion backlog shortfall in funding for badly needed repairs.

RV Life takes a look at what may be in store.

They begin with:
One hundred years ago when President Woodrow Wilson established America’s National Park Service (NPS), few could have predicted that national park RV vacations would become as American as apple pie. Thanks to the park service’s well-publicized 2016 centennial celebration, more people than ever experienced adventure in America’s park system. 
As the party wraps up at the end of 2016, park advocates around the country are wondering if the centennial campaign is responsible for turning the parks into a victim of their own success.
Above, the NPS Centennial souvenir cup. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

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