I drove past Deep Lake State Park today on my way to the transfer station - there must have been 30 cars parked along the road near the gate. Just an observation, no real slant. I think the decisions re which parks to mothball should consider how this closed-gate access will impact usage. Case in point, Joemma Beach, nice little boat launch there and a long freakin' walk in if you want to just beach fish the cove area - I'd hate to lose that launch. Penrose would just simply be a long walk in from the gate to the fishy water. Tolmie would be a ridiculous walk in... plus ya need a step stool or milk crate to fish it effectively. Kopachuk, on the other hand, you already have to walk down to the water and the gate isn't all that much further up - so what's the big deal on that one? And there are others not so cut and dried... but I would just hope (naively of course) that there is some consideration of these usage factors when figuring out which ones to lock. I dunno - I'm just rambling. Sucks sucks and really sucks.