Park visitors to be “on the honor system”
Soon the combination of a pay station and message board are coming to a recreation area, for which city of Walhalla has high hopes. Issaqueena Falls and Stumphouse Tunnel Park north of the city are believed to attract thousands of visitors a year. Until now, they’ve been free of charge. City leaders hope at least some of those visitors will obey their request to pay an admittance charge. In turn, that money is to be used to maintain and enhance the tourist attractions. However, there won’t be anyone there to enforce the charge. As James Moore, public works superintendent, describes it, “It’ll be basically an honor system.” Councilman David Underwood said Walhalla isn’t sure if the two recreation spots bring in 30 or 60 thousand visitors a year. The pay envelopes is a way to help determine the true numbers.