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Tussle in Tracy: Off-Roaders, Nature Lovers Fight over State Park’s Future

April 11, 2013 | 5:00 am

Tussle in Tracy: Off-Roaders, Nature Lovers Fight over State Park’s Future

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We’ve heard a lot over the last couple of years about all the money troubles the California state parks have been having—but not all state parks are starved for cash. Eight “off-highway vehicle parks” get a steady stream of gas-tax funds guaranteed by state law. These parks are a different breed from the rest. They’re even run by a separate division within the Department of Parks and Recreation. And in many ways, off-roaders struggle with Californians who have a very different idea of what a park should be.

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