diane shober http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Fire ban leads to drop in park visitors http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fire-ban-leads-drop-park-visitors <p>Wyoming&rsquo;s state parks are getting fewer visitors than usual, and park officials say it&rsquo;s probably because of the ban on campfires.</p><p>State Parks Chief of Operations Bill Westerfield says the decline in visitors will mean less money will be available for future improvements at parks and historic sites.</p><p>&ldquo;The user fees &ndash; camping and day use fees &ndash; go into an enterprise account, and we use that money to build new facilities and to conduct major maintenance on the facilities we have,&rdquo; Westerfield said.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 00:43:30 +0000 Willow Belden 27828 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fire ban leads to drop in park visitors