Our National Parks are beautiful areas that many enjoy visiting. But did you know some are privately managed? Laura Huggins of the group PERC believes such private management is a good thing, and here explains why: “More than 1,000 campgrounds and recreation areas are operated by private companies under the supervision of the Forest Service. These parks remain open and well maintained without the need for tax money. This is happening while many government run parks are closing due to maintenance backlogs and budget shortfalls. Not surprisingly, private operators are more efficient than government agencies. Instead of closing parks, the government should lease more of them to private operators so that we can continue to enjoy our parks into the next century.”