Yosemite National Park Battling Ticket Scalpers

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National Parks Week must be really popular this year. Scalpers are now selling camping reservations at Yosemite National Park at hugely inflated prices.

Yosemite is the Nation's third-most-visited park and has 900 campsites. These usually go for $20 per night, but via Craigslist scalpers are getting $100 or more for their reservations, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Scalpers are also selling tickets to climb Half Dome, which can be obtained from the U.S. National Park Service issues virtually for free.

Park officials are becoming more aggressive as they try to curb the scalping problem, spokesman Scott Gediman tells the "Sacramento Bee." He adds that scalpers seem to be taking advantage of automated computer programs to jump the park's reservation queue.

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