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Fee hikes at state parks are no help without tourists

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                Closures of state parks are having a major financial impact on the Division of State Parks. Diamond Head is the biggest moneymaker. “Park closed” signs kept cars from entering on Oct. 24.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Closures of state parks are having a major financial impact on the Division of State Parks. Diamond Head is the biggest moneymaker. “Park closed” signs kept cars from entering on Oct. 24.

Tourism is back — somewhat — but it’s going take months before the state parks system is able to enjoy any windfall from an increase in fees that went into effect Oct. 9. Read more

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