U.S. Department of Interior officials are meeting to discuss the possibility of national park closures if the federal government shuts down.
A national government shutdown would have a big impact, affecting many things including national parks and forests.
According to Congressman Bob Goodlatte's office, a shutdown would lead to the temporary closure of national parks, including Shenandoah National Park and George Washington National Forest.
A similar shutdown in 1995 left seven million visitors unable to visit national parks and that could mean fewer tourism dollars for the area.
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