WRR, if I may offer some advice:
First, maybe see if the Mods would let you post this in the hang planning area, more to be seen (but i also see why its here...so...)
but in my dealings with the state parks, I got this reply which I would like to share with you, as I thought about sending this to the above email as an urging from an out of state hanger (and i will gladly bring my diplomacy to the table if you need, i can be quite elegant when need be). this was sent to me after petitioning the SCSP for a clarified and uniform rules and this is printed and laminated in my pack at all times. sometimes all it takes is a simple explanation of intent and to show them the money (that hangers would bring in, that they would otherwise lose if hanging isnt allowed provided hammocks dont cost them in damages. youre on the right track)
"Thank you for your inquiry regarding rules on hammocks at our state parks. As you stated, we do not allow hammocks that would require screws, hooks, nails, or anything else that would cause damage to the trees. I do not foresee the hammock you have described being a problem on our sites being as it will not deface the tree in any way. However, I do recommend contacting the park staff prior to your visit and informing them of the type of hammock you will be bringing. If you encounter any problems please contact me. Thank you for choosing South Carolina State Parks.
SC Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism
1205 Pendleton St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-0162
Fax: (803) 734-1017"
if FLA can see other states, especially neighboring states policies on the matter, and see that it is working then it puts "peer pressure" on them to do the same. not to mention the money it would add in campers/events.
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