December 22, 2018 – The National Parks Traveler, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit media organization dedicated to covering national parks and protected areas on a daily basis, issued a press release today listing how various National Parks are being affected by the partial government shutdown.
Visitors to the National Park System were told not to expect many visitor services during the government shutdown. In some limited cases, however, nonprofit organizations and states stepped up to provide a range of services for visitors.
Most Park Service-operated campgrounds across the country were open Saturday, though there was no fee collection, trash collection, or cleaning of restrooms being done. Campers could remain in the campgrounds.
Because of the federal government shutdown, NPS social media and websites were not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions