Originally Posted by mars
85 percent of the state is open to the public as public owned and most of the private land owners will let you travel across. 15 thousand miles of recreational trails that you can access for a 10 dollar sticker. I can't believe the outrage over the stickers. If I could just get a good Threadgills meal here or a burger from Dirty's.
Well, here in Texas, most of the private land owners are NOT interested in having anyone else on their land. There reasons are valid. If people get access to their land, then its only a matter of time before people are dumping stuff there, or having fires and parties and leaving a mess for the owner to pick up. Its really quite sad. It only takes 1 bad apple to ruin the bunch.
$10 for 15,000 sq miles of public land is a good deal. Those fees go to help support the maintenance of the land. We have public land here in Texas, but often its restricted against motorized vehicles. There are a few public places, but you got to get the $8 sticker.