How long Kopachuck?

Posted by Ken Campbell August 4, 2011 2 Comments 767 views

I saw in the news the other day that the campground at Kopachuck State Park is still closed. Laminated root rot is the culprit, a disease that causes trees to just up and fall over, according to the folks at the State Park brain trust, and the campground is going to remain closed until they figure out a way to deal with it.

There are those who see a conspiracy here, something about keeping the surrounding wealthy neighborhood pure (socioeconomically speaking.) I don’t know much about class warfare, or root rot either, but I do know that Kopachuck was on the State’s list of possible park closures a few years ago and just narrowly escaped extinction at that time. In a way, it seems inevitable that the place will be shut down. And sold, and developed, and will ultimately become the future site of more unsightly waterfront McMansions for the uber-rich. The State needs the money, and that’s where the money is.

The money is most definitely not in parks.

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