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Old July 6th, 2007, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default State closing 20 campgrounds to save money

Why doesn't 2-Penny Jenny just put a giant CLOSED sign at every entrance into this state?

TRAVERSE CITY - At the height of summer outdoor recreation season, Michigan is closing 20 state forest campgrounds at least temporarily because of the tight budget.

The campgrounds mostly are in the northern Lower Peninsula and eastern Upper Peninsula. Closing them will enable the state's Recreation and Trail Program to absorb a $75,000 cut, the Department of Natural Resources said Friday.

The closures take effect Monday and continue through the remainder of the 2007 fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. Whether they will reopen next year will depend on funding, said Jim Radabaugh, state trails coordinator.

"To be forced to limit any outdoor experience has been a very difficult decision for the department," DNR Director Rebecca Humphries said in a statement.

State forest campgrounds are different from campgrounds in state parks, many of which provide modern amenities such as electrical hookups for recreational vehicles. The state forest campgrounds are more rustic and suitable primarily for tents.

Despite the closures, an additional 118 state forest campgrounds will remain open.

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State Forest Campgrounds Closing

Effective July 9, 2007

ATLANTA MANAGEMENT UNIT (3 close; 10 remain open)

Twin Lakes, Cheboygan County
Black Lake Trail Camp, Cheboygan County
Thunder Bay River, Alpena County

CADILLAC MANAGEMENT UNIT (1 close; 13 remain open)

Long Lake, Wexford County

GAYLORD MANAGEMENT UNIT (2 close; 8 remain open)
Pinney Bridge Antrim County
Stoney Creek Trail Camp Cheboygan County

GRAYLING MANAGEMENT UNIT (3 close; 14 remain open)
Walsh Road Trail Camp Crawford County
Muskrat Lake Oscoda County
McCollum Lake Oscoda County

GWINN MANAGEMENT UNIT (2 close; 15 remain open)
Pike Lake Marquette County
N. Horseshoe Lake Marquette County

NEWBERRY MANAGEMENT UNIT (4 close; 13 remain open)
Shelldrake Dam Chippewa County
High Bridge Luce County
Headquarters Lake Luce County
Bass Lake Luce County

PIGEON RIVER COUNTRY (1 close; 7 remain open)
Johnsonís Crossing Otsego County

SHINGLETON MANAGEMENT UNIT (3 close; 8 remain open)
Mead Creek Schoolcraft County
N. Gemini Lake Schoolcraft County
S. Gemini Lake Schoolcraft County

TRAVERSE CITY MANAGEMENT UNIT (1 close; 15 remain open)
Forks Grand Traverse County
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Old July 6th, 2007, 02:03 PM   #2
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Did you read the story? These aren't state park campgrounds. They are state forest campgrounds.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 02:11 PM   #3
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Sad, Disgusting, depressing, Pathetic... thanks Jenny

Fire some tenure teachers from the fat union to quit sucking up the state budget!
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Old July 6th, 2007, 02:15 PM   #4
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we love those f'ing campgrounds. they are nothing like those refuge camps they call state parks!
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Old July 6th, 2007, 02:21 PM   #5
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ill be laid off mid oct instead nov 13 this yr because of the budget..no money to fix roads= no work....
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Old July 6th, 2007, 02:25 PM   #6
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So does that mean that you could just do dispersed camping in them for free then?
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Old July 6th, 2007, 02:33 PM   #7
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i hate to see them closed but i don"t want my brothers on the street! cut the fat cats and put the heart and soul of this country to work. lets lay off jenny
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Old July 6th, 2007, 02:47 PM   #8
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tax the poor people..










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Old July 6th, 2007, 02:54 PM   #9
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Sad, Disgusting, depressing, Pathetic... thanks Jenny

Fire some tenure teachers from the fat union to quit sucking up the state budget!
Seriously. They closed them just to save $75,000! That's nothing.

I had tenured teachers in high school who absolutely sucked at teaching but were probably making $75,000 a year. A-holes.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 02:56 PM   #10
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How about we kick the crack whores, baby factories, and lazy asses that don't attempt to work off of public assistance? Force these dumb F***S back to work and stop letting them suck off the system. Then those of us that pay these freaks welfare checks may actually see some benefits. Better yet, we reward them for keeping their legs together and NOT having more kids that they can't support. If ya can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em. Then there is the whole reorganization of the DNR from the top down. That could save a ton of money and generate some honest revenue for the state.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 03:00 PM   #11
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So does that mean that you could just do dispersed camping in them for free then?

yes, just like the canoe campgrounds at leota
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Old July 6th, 2007, 03:03 PM   #12
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There is probably a shit load of money going to fund the war that will never end too.
i think they said a billion a week is what it cost to fund the war...i could be wrong...but i thought thats what i heard..
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yeah a billion dollars to have are guys wander around and get blown up! kill 'em all let god sort 'em out . SEMPER FI !
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You think the fact that they raised to prices on State Forest Campgrounds from $10 a night to $15 and $20 has a downfall in people using them?
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Old July 6th, 2007, 07:23 PM   #15
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Jenny needs to take a pay cut.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 07:27 PM   #16
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I think they are afraid that with the high unemployment and mortgage default rates here in Michigan that people would start moving permanently into the campgrounds in tent cities; so they closed them.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 08:31 PM   #17
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There is probably a shit load of money going to fund the war that will never end too.
Not funded by the State of MI, however.

X eleventyzillion for fire Jenny.
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Old July 9th, 2007, 03:44 PM   #18
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x2 the governor's mansion should be the first to go.

I'd tend to agree, but the place is a piece of junk really, not a mansion at all....now the house on Mackinac Island is another thing...since Gov. Barbie so concerned with staying in Lansing to fix the budget, she shouldn't be running off to play on the Island.

Too bad she's probably never gone rustic camping before, so has no idea the value and enjoyment behind it. Hopefully these remain TEMPORARY closures.
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I THINK IT IS GREAT LETS VOTE FOR SOMEMORE TO RUN OUR STATE INTO THE GROUND
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$75K in savings....... I'm willing to bet that its going to cost more to reopen these parks for the public than the $75K THAT THEY ARE SAVING........

Besides its a well known fact that if the parks are not used by the public in a certain amount of time, the State of Michigan can, will, does and has sold off the park's property for $$$$$BIG$$$$$ to development companies for condos subdivisions and other ugly misuses of the state lands....

FUCK JENNY and her MOLE!!!!
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