Michigan has had a program for the last few years that seems to be similar to privatization, for access to previously unlimited use of public roadside parks, hiking and skiing trails, boat launch facilities and other locations that were previously free to use for all Michigan residents, and out of state tourists.
As an example; nearby, there is a river with a small natural waterfall on state land. Until about 10 years ago, you could drive into the parking lot, go view the falls, go hiking along the river, even fish, or launch a canoe for a day on the river. Some State
administrator decided that it would be a great idea to spend taxpayer dollars to make improvements to the site with a larger parking lot, easier paved access to the falls to accommodate handicapped, and a few other improvements. To drive in and park, you now need to have paid for an annual Recreational Passport sticker for your vehicle. It's only a few dollars, but it makes State residents and taxpayers into second class citizens. It doesn't matter that I'm a Michigan resident, even a resident of the township where this site is located, I need to pay extra to access the site. A nearby Great Lakes boat launch and parking lot which has existed for the last 50 years requires the same access sticker. It doesn't matter that you're launching a boat that you've paid an annual registration fee, bought a State fishing license, and paid a registration fee on the car and trailer, you still need to pay extra to enter and use that facility.
Almost seems to be similar to the trickle down theory for improving the economy, except the trickle comes from the taxpayers being charged a nickel here, a dime there to use previously free public facilities. Next, I'm expecting to be required to pay a fee to pick berries or mushrooms on state land, even just walking in the woods.