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Old 09-28-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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No budget- no National Parks!!

Last time we were out was June!

Next weekend DW has been able to cobble together 6 days in a row off!
Woo Hoo!!
Now Hold on thar.... said in my best Quickdraw McGraw voice!

We want to go to (in order of preference)
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
or
Red River Gorge National Geological Area
or
Mammoth Cave NP

Unless I'm mistaken ALL will immediately close if congress can't
get a budget passed by Monday night??
Am I right???

PLEASE-- this is NOT a request to start a Congress bashing thread.
We don't allow those and I don't want to start one!

BUT am I right??
All of the above won't be available to us if there's no budget again??

I'm afraid to even make a reservation because I fear getting
a refund could be difficult or impossible.......

ARGH!! Just venting....... and something for you to consider if
you're heading out to any park with "National" in the name.
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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That is correct, no CR, National parks will close.
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We have reservations at Fort Pickens NP next week Keeping our fingers crossed!
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Yes, the parks would close. But only if they didnt find a work around to keep them open. Since they make $ on the parks, I'd guess they'd find a way to keep the gates open.
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:37 PM   #5
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DW works for the Dept of Interior...ALL parks will close-period.
If shutdown occurs only essential staff will be available on properties (LEO's & Park Managers only) all functions will cease due to staffing sent home for the duration of the shutdown...ridiculous!
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I have 2 weeks reserved at Shenandoah national park Mid Oct.
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Anybody know if Corps of Engineer campgrounds will close as well?
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We will be at the (Apostle Islands National Park) tomorrow. We called and they confirmed (No budget-No Open)! They will call people who have paided,in regards to a refund. Now lets talk about something that we have control over like (What is the Best Trailer (Tires)! Youroo!!
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:58 AM   #9
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Greetings!

I knew I was treading on very thin ice by starting this thread but
I wanted to know for myself as well as warn others that camping plans
at National CGs will be impacted if the "budget money" runs out.

That's ALL.

We've got rules about staying friendly around here and as much as I'd
like to bash some responsible parties for being so irresponsible, I won't.

We're talking about camping- camp grounds and whether certain ones
will be open or not.


Thanks for understanding and helping keep the peace around here!
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:06 PM   #10
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Anybody know if Corps of Engineer campgrounds will close as well?


Best thing to do is call your CG and ask them.
I'm calling the Forest Office tomorrow but I'm pretty sure I already know
the answer.
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