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W.Va. lawmakers reviewing funding needs for state parks system
Reported by: Associated Press
Saturday, October 19, 2013 11:15 AM EDT
West Virginia's state parks system draws big crowds looking to unwind or play in its mountains, rivers and lakes. But the eye-catching scenery is mixed with structures showing signs of decline.
One option that a top lawmaker would like to avoid is assessing a fee to enter the state parks.
Democratic Sen. William Laird sees not charging an entry fee as a tradition to preserve. West Virginia is among a few states that don't charge an entrance fee to state parks.