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Alabama's national parks are closed due to government shutdown

Alabama's national parks are closed due to government shutdown

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TALLADEGA, AL -

Gates at national parks across the United States and here in Alabama have been chained and locked while the debate continues over the government shutdown.

None of the national parks in Alabama including Talladega National Forest are open for recreation.

Signs are posted at the front gates of Turnipseed Camp in the Talladega National Forest informing visitors of the closure.

Officials with the park say access to the forest is unavailable. All park grounds, campgrounds, park roads, except for thru ways, are out of service.

Campers who were already camping before the government shutdown have been forced out.

National parks in Alabama will lose funding due to the shutdown. All the twenty thousand or so furloughed workers with the National Park Service can do is sit back and wait on the federal government.

 

 

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