I have been researching the privatization of public parks which was spurred by a recent discussion on the Go Smokies site. I do not support concessionaire services in anyway, and even more so after John posted the 2011 gross earnings of Mt. Leconte Lodge. Over a million dollars on Federal land folks, and that is only during 8 months of operation. I truly believe we are headed towards privatization of public parks and recreation areas.
During my research I came across a website that is owned by a Warren Meyer, and is all for the privatization of public parks. Warren Meyer's company has several concession contracts on public land out west. So naturally he would be a huge advocate for privatizing public lands. Here is the website http://parkprivatization.com/