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As I understand these fees, they apply to the parking lot only. If you can find another place to park the woods are free.  "It's the New Hampshire way".
Chris

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From: Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Matthew Kulas
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 10:02 PM
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Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] WMNF Trailhead Fees: ILLEGAL

Relevant links

The Law
http://www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/fee-legislation-text.shtml
Summary of the Law
http://www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/fee-legislation-summary.shtml
About
http://www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/about-rec-fees.shtml
WMNF Passes
http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/white_mountain/passes/index.php

On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 9:29 PM, Matthew Kulas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The fees at most White Mountain National Forest trailheads are
> illegal. Please do not pay them.
>
> The Forest Service has the authority to charge fees under the 2005
> Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. From the Forest Service
> website: "Most National Forest System lands are open, free of charge
> for your use and enjoyment; however, entrance or user fees may be
> charged at some areas under the provisions of the Federal Lands
> Recreation Enhancement Act, established by Congress to replace the
> former Fee Demo program."
>
> Since most trailheads in the White Mountain National Forest do not
> meet the conditions set out by Section 3(f)(4)(A-D), the Forest
> Service has no legal grounds to charge a fee. Furthermore, fees for
> undeveloped campsites, such as those found along the Gale River Road
> are also illegal, as they do not meet the majority of conditions set
> out in Section 3(g)(2)(A).
>
> Note that the Lincoln Woods trailhead, in summer, likely meets the
> conditions set forth in Section 3(f)(4).
>
> (Also posted on VFTT.)
>
> --Matt K.
>

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