Some donated photos of objectionable State Park policy

Navarro Beach private logging w/Parks permission
on Christmas day 2004 (so it won't interfere with visitors "experience" and so locals, who've collected firewood there for at least since the sawmill closed 50 years ago, won't see it and feel excluded by state policy)
legal logging on Navarro beach

legal logging on Navarro beach

legal logging on Navarro beach

This driftwood log is on private property, but the owners can't take it because the private property butts against a State Park.
Illegal log State Parks however, may lease logging access (includeing that log) to whomever they approve. The community resource of firewood and lumber from driftwood is sold to qualified special interests selected by their professional credentials and payment of a permit fee. (sounds republican don't it?) The approved logger then removes the larger logs, and the Parks dept. is off the hook for cleanup that used to take place by custom after every storm, but now the community resource is lost. Beach management like this is inconsiderate, but appearantly not too hard. (except for all the bitching)

Navarro Beach from Hwy. 1
Illegal log
Ryans' log is/was at the foot of the near cliff. The property line usually goes to the middle of the river, but sometimes the river is closed by a sandbar. That's when the park actually fronts on the property.

4 ruts caused by sightseeing rangers in a coastal bog
These ruts were caused by 3 state parks vehicles that each attempted to pull the previous one from the mud. As of this posting, the guilty parties have not repaired the damage, or explained what they were looking for in a coastal bog w/ 4 WD trucks.

burlap bags
A pile of discarded burlap bags was tossed behind a bush and left for someone else to clean up. Used to sandbag the ruts and give footing to the tires.