National Parks, Forests Could Close

By: Paul Wiederholt Email
By: Paul Wiederholt Email

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. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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