There are signs all over Circle B Bar Reserve telling people to park only in parking lots.
People park where they feel like anyway, it seems.
The practice causes some wear and tear on vegetated areas around the parking lot and potentially could lead to some traffic conflicts as people try to maneuver around these scofflaws.
In addition, the illegal parking is unnecessary.
There was plenty of space at the time in another nearby parking lot, which was a shorter walk than the walk to the main nature trails.