Originally Posted by Ret Syntst
You can't park in the picnic areas because they are either locked overnight or have signs stating hours of operation which does not include overnight.
I beg to differ.
We've stayed in many 'closed' rest and picnic areas. On several occasions we've had police or highway patrols stop in. In every occasion they made it clear that the 'closed' hours was merely a requirement before they could tell folks to move on that they didn't want there.
In fact they even mentioned that having us there would deter 'wayward youths' from partying there and / or vandalizing the place.
BTW, I've also had much the same experience at Wally World locations where the local laws prevented overnight parking.