some state parks already prohibit people from using hammocks. some don't.
it seems to have to do mostly w/ the understanding of hammocks by the rangers in charge.
some rangers have been known to let people use hammocks after a hammocker took the time to explain/show the use of straps (weather it be tree huggers or just webbing supports).
a lot of people, including rangers & others that are trying to protect our natural resources, are just not familiar with hammocking. in some cases the only information that has been passed along to them is about trees with the bark cut through by hammock rope.
if we take on a way of thinking that shows disregard for the trees we like to hike among & hang our hammocks from & teach that attitude to others...well, that`s kinda like cutting down our own shade tree. ...tim
don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!