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Nature lovers and off-roaders clash over state park

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A quad bike rider comes over the crest of a dune during the main quad and sidecar race on October 13, 2012. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

We've heard a lot over the last couple of years about all the money troubles the California state parks have been having, but not all state parks are starved for cash. Eight off-highway vehicle parks get a steady stream money from the taxes we all pay when we buy gas.

Their funds are guaranteed by state law, and these parks are a different breed than the rest. They're even run by a separate division within State Parks. In many ways, "off roaders" struggle with Californians who have a very different idea of what a park should be. 

The California Report's Rachel Myrow has the story from Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area in San Joaquin County

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