Re: National Park fees and State Highways

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Posted by Tumbleweed on March 30, 2002 at 16:34:37:

In Reply to: National Park fees and State Highways posted by OldOne on March 30, 2002 at 14:18:39:

There are actually no state highways in Yosemite. They officially end at the park boundary. I used to work there for about ten years. (Worked one summer on the road crew at Tuolumne Meadows.)They are considered federal roads and are maintained by NPS. In Death Valley on Hiway190 you will only see CalTrans working. All of the other paved roads in Death Valley are NPS roads. Since Hiway190 is a California right-of-way you will also see California Highway Patrol. You won't see them in Yosemite. And since Furnace Creek is actually private property the Inyo County Sheriff has jurisdiction there. I believe that since a Park Ranger can also stop you on Hiway 190 that this is known as 'concurrent jurisdiction' whereas in Yosemite the rangers have 'Exclusive Jurisdiction'. If Death Valley did take over Hiway 190 I'll bet the first thing they would do is ban trucks. The second thing they would do is ask those banned trucks to deliver materials for entrance stations! :-)

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