Several people have mentioned to me that the state charges a parking fee at a number of the popular fishing and recreation sites in Alaska. Not sure whether they're referring to state parks or not.
However, from what I gather, a year-long parking pass is available for $20 to $30. This certainly seems like a better option compared to shelling out $5 to $10 per to wet a line at the latest hot spot.
This summer, I plan to fish around Anchorage, Parks Highway and Kenai Penninsula. Is there a fee to park at places like Hope, Bird Creek, Montana Creek, Eklutna Tailrace, Russian River, Homer Lagoon, etc.? If so, would the pass cover most of these spots?
Bottomline: Would it be wise to purchase a pass or is there limited applicability in the areas that I'm most interested in? Also, where are these passes sold?