PEOPLE AND THE PARK: REACTIONS TO A SYSTEM OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN MT. MCKINLEY NATIONAL PARK, ALASKA

In 1972 the National Park Service greatly restricted the use of private automobiles in Mt. McKinley National Park, Alaska. As a substitute for private transportation, the Park Service offered free bus service for visitors. Also for the first time in 1972, the Park Service required that visitors have advance reservations for campsites in the five campgrounds located well inside the park. This study revealed that the vast majority of people who visited the park approved of the new transportation policy. Eighty-four percent of the 1,094 people who responded to the key question regarding the policy indicated their approval. The same percentage thought that the shuttle bus service was good. Seventy percent of the sample of people with campground reservations approved of the new reservation requirement. However, a mailed survey suggests that the resident population of Alaskans in Anchorage and Fairbanks may divide nearly 50/50 on their opinion of the new policy.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Recreation and Park Association

    1601 North Kent Street
    Arlington, VA  United States  22209
  • Authors:
    • Harrison, G S
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00096146
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1981 12:00AM