Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HerrDeacon, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Active Member

    As we all know the NL government upped the camping fees back in 2017. Came across an interesting graphic today that looks to show the effect of these increased fees, or am I reading too much into it? Have a look at the drop in recycling totals in 2017 and 18 :rolleyes: Think they are related? Are the provincial park statistics made public? Have camping numbers dropped in the PP's since this increase?

    Last edited: Aug 4, 2019
  2. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Dunno. Lately every time I book a camp site, it seems that the park is nearly always full.
    Last week I booked two nights at Lockston for this coming week and only two tent sites were remaining.
  3. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Maybe weed is over taking drinking :p
  4. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    Never thought of that. If I had to smell that stink all night while camping it would spoil my trip. Bad enough I have to smell it on my commute every morning.
  5. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Active Member

    I didn't smell any while I was there. Also, there was a number of open sites, I could have had my pick. Quietest park I was ever in. Maybe its just a Frenchman's Cove thing. Could be a number of other factors as well but just found it interesting since its quite a change in numbers. I donated my share of recyclables ;)
  6. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Well, I guess my theory is busted on both accounts.
  7. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    Everyone is too broke to leave their recyclables behind.
  8. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Except for Herrdeacon. He donated his, lol!
  9. fortech

    fortech Active Member

    Pistolet Bay was blocked last weekend, several families in the overflow area. That said, it seemed everyone was in bed by sunset and no parties or alcohol consumption noted beyond the edge of my site
  10. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Since the fees were raised by the former minister of finance I have yet to camp in the park system. It is not the cost of the nightly camping fee but the gouging of the yearly pass that leaves me shaking my head. I understand inflation but this was greed.
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  11. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    I totally agree. This is the first year in a while that I never bought the yearly pass. And as luck would have it, I spent three days in a provincial park and they never asked me to pay the daily entrance fee. Bonus.
  12. fortech

    fortech Active Member

    I agree, and proceeded to inform the Park staff as such when I refused to buy the Season Pass last weekend. From $18 to $50 if I recall correctly
  13. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    When the rates went up so much, I sent an email to Newfoundland tourism dept expressing my concern about these cost increases. They apparently didn't feel that any response was needed...
  14. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    So that year, the federal government offered a free park pass a the provincial govt jacked the provincial park fee. I could understand if it went from $18 to $25. But a jump to $50? It’s just as cheap to book a hotel.
  15. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    NL tourism is one of the most corrupt and inept departments in our government, just sayin'.
  16. Savage

    Savage Member

    Camped in Butterpot last weekend for the first time in 25+ years ... had a good time, & didn't smell any Mary Jane at all :0 !? Dunno what the overnight fee was, as I didn't pay for it ;)

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