MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION
Imposition by the Adirondacks Park Agency of time limits on occupancy in private campgrounds located in the Adirondack Park
The NYSCC supports legislation to prevent the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) from imposing time limits on private campground occupancy for recreational vehicles. These facilities serve a particular market for visitors with a long-term commitment to the park, providing significant income to local communities in the process. Imposing artificial limits on the duration of a space rental will put many of these campgrounds out of business.
The APA has no business micromanaging private businesses that serve a legitimate segment of the visitors to the park, pose no threat to the health of the park and generate badly needed revenue for local communities. The agency appears to be straying from its true purpose of protecting the resource to a goal of socially engineering the composition of the visitor population.