Lifetime Forest Pass Not Accepted?

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The new Concessioner at the first river crossing on Paradise Rd did not honor my America the Beautiful Senior Life Time Pass. I bought it at the Ranger Station on Paradise Road and it was represented as lifetime access to Los Padres National Forest. As I am still alive, how is it that they can break the contract? Has anyone challenged this?

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cycleboy Jun 01, 2017 06:29 PM
Lifetime Forest Pass Not Accepted?

The courts found that you do not have to have a pass if you use unimproved areas. Going to hike or bike, ignore them. Going to BBQ or camp, need a pass.

SYVGreg Jun 01, 2017 05:04 PM
Lifetime Forest Pass Not Accepted?

DON'T PAY! Adventure Passes are "voluntary", and if you get a ticket for not having one you can throw it away because it's not enforceable. First off, you already paid to use the forest when you paid your taxes. Secondly, almost all the money collected through the sale of Adventure Passes goes to the private companies hire to oversee the the system, and very little, if any, goes to actual support the forest areas and recreation facilities (i.e. trails, roads, day-use areas, etc.).

GerryC60 Jun 01, 2017 02:12 PM
Lifetime Forest Pass Not Accepted?

The LP National Forest has contracted with the concessionaire to operate most campgrounds and day use areas. The Adventure Pass and/or Federal Senior Pass is not accepted at these locations. Almost all of the sites in the Lower SY Rec Area are now operated by the concessionaire. The concessionaire now operates and maintains these sites. They have their own fee structure which essentially doubles the cost to the user. The Adventure Pass and/or Senior Pass is valid at the few sites that the concessionaire declined to operate. With the proposed budget cut backs from the current Administration, things will get worse. The LPNF is planning a significant down-sizing.

Z Jun 01, 2017 02:09 PM
Lifetime Forest Pass Not Accepted?

Don't be foolish. Of course your pass is no good, new administration. Did you think you were going to live this long when you bought it?

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