Adams: Treated like criminals
August 19, 2010
To the editor:
This weekend, my family and I were at Elkhead Reservoir to camp and water ski.
Our hosts were the Colorado State Parks rangers, who constantly let themselves be known. I counted five of them on a hilltop spying on us with binoculars, or constantly harassing us in the campground that was not even a quarter full about paying fees, which were already paid.
I have been to other state parks lakes and national parks and never felt like I was being watched from a guard tower in a prison camp, or gotten harassed constantly.
Instead, they treat you like a guest. I have been going to Elkhead since the mid-1980s, and I've noticed there are a lot less people going to this lake now.
I guess Colorado State Parks has accomplished something. Thanks for a good time.
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