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Commercial Business Planning at Sinks Canyon State Park
Submitted By: Trevor s on Apr 11, 2013

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Scheduled on May 15, 2013

Hey y'all,

The company I work for has been hired to look at evaluating concessions (private businesses)opportunities that may exist in state parks in Wyoming.As part of this, we need your help telling us if there's something you want to see at Sinks Canyon State Park (ex: gift shop, snack bar, ice cream truck, campsites run by businesses, etc...) or any other state park within Wyoming. We're trying to look at bringing in private businesses in order to allow the parks to do what they do best, run an awesome park. Right now the budgets for the parks are declining, so by having private businesses come in and pay for the right to operate in a Park, there will likely be more development of campsites, better trails, and more money for cleaning up the parks.

If you could go to and select a park and go through the process of adding ideas to the website it'd be a huge help. Also, if you could share this link with any of your friends/relatives/drinking buddies who go to the state parks that would be a huge help. This website will be up for another month for you to look at.

In the mean time, climb hard.

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By Vance White
May 3, 2013
Lets not turn sinks into a drive through retail outlet. The canyon seems to be doing just fine as for campsites and "improvements".
By Nick Stayner
From: Billings, MT
May 3, 2013
My 2 cents as someone who has been climbing in Sinks since I was in high school- this seems totally unnecessary. Like Vance said, the canyon is doing just fine on its own.
May 3, 2013
I wouldn't be too interesting in visiting Sinks Canyon again if it started to resemble the tourist traps I want to escape from.
By Sam Lightner, Jr.
From: Lander, WY
May 4, 2013
I visit Sinks Canyon because it DOESN'T have commercial venues. I like that it is effectively a wild place. I very much would be unhappy with any move to having businesses, or any more development, in Sinks Canyon.
Sam Lightner Jr.
By Kirk Miller
From: Golden, CO
May 9, 2013
Wow! Comercial development in pristine, environmentally sensitive, wild areas.

Great Idea!!!

I think an Ice Cream truck playing loud, dorky, ding dong, pop goes the fuckin' weasel, cruising the crags at 15 minute intervals would be just fantastic! While we're at it let's put in a WalMart, Kmart, Target, and a couple 7-11 / KwikyMarts.

Any other great ideas?
By L G
From: Boulder, CO
May 15, 2013
All it did for Brainard Lake was result in additional entry fees. Sinks has all the amenities I need. I vote No.

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