Is it constitutional to be charged for access to public land? Is it 1) constitutional and 2) legal to "close" public land?

Is it constitutional for PUBLIC LAND to have operating hours not just for staff, but hours wherein the PUBLIC is DENIED ACCESS to their PUBLIC LAND and NATURAL RESOURCES? Isn't the point of protecting these lands for the public so we have land we can use that is not privately owned, so we have land we may always choose to use and occupy (temp) for the people?

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Harry Edward Hudson Jr

Harry Edward Hudson Jr

Criminal Defense Attorney - Stockton, CA
Answered

Do not believe there is a constitutional issue.
Access is limited and fees charged to preserve the land being held in trust for all of the citizens to enjoy.

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William A. Jones Jr.

William A. Jones Jr.

Criminal Defense Attorney - Wexford, PA
Answered

If you are interested in that sort of unfettered access to land, I suggest you buy some.

Rixon Charles Rafter III

Rixon Charles Rafter III

Litigation Lawyer - Fairfax, VA
Answered

1. Yes.
2. Yes

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Jack Richard Lebowitz

Jack Richard Lebowitz

Litigation Lawyer - Glens Falls, NY
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Yes. It is constitutional to close or prohibit access to public lands. Not all public lands are open or managed for "park" or "recreational" purposes.

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