Letters to the Editor

Park reservations

My husband and I retired last year and decided to start camping and enjoying nature.

To our amazement, we found that to stay at a state park you have to go through Reserve America, which charges you fees that are added to what you pay for your site reservation, cancellation and changes.

How can people on a fixed income afford to stay at these parks? It used to be so easy to call the park directly and talk to a ranger who would make the reservation and tell you how the park was doing at that time and help you choose a site to better suit you.

We have become so impersonal. The person at Reserve America has no knowledge other than what she or he sees on the website.

Elena Reese, Pembroke Pines