Visiting Montana de Oro could cost you
October 26, 2012
The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is slated to vote Tuesday on a contract amendment that would allow the state to charge a fee to visitors and campers at Montaña de Oro State Park. [Tribune]
Contract language between the state and the county has prevented the state from charging admission to the 8,500-acre collection of beaches, canyons and bluffs south of Los Osos.
If the board modifies the contract language, it would probably take at least a year before an entry charge of $5 a vehicle or $25 to $30 a year would go into effect. There will be no charge for those hiking or biking into the park.
In favor of the proposed fee, County Supervisor Bruce Gibson told the Tribune he believes charging admission could bring in $300,000 to $500,000 a year and that money could be confined to local use.