Good news for anyone trying to visit National Parks during the government shutdown, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke moved to keep  hundreds of parks and monuments accessible, even if unstaffed unlike the previous government shutdowns like 1993 and 2013 when closures of the iconic sites managed by the National Park Service became a point of contention between the public and government leaders.

The Washington Post reports visitors to Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California found themselves in a park open but void of rangers, with visitor centers locked and at the nation’s oldest national park, Yellowstone, park-goers were greeted with signs explaining that visitors could enter the park at their own risk.

Lets hope we can resolve this as quickly as possible for a myriad of reasons and we can get the National Parks back fully staffed and completely open for all of us to enjoy.

***Read full washington post article here***

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