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National parks restricted due to shutdown


REGION — Due to the lapse in appropriations during the federal government shutdown, national parks will be open as much as possible. Parks, roads, overlooks, river accesses and trails at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area will be open to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited. There will be no NPS-provided visitor services including public information, trash collection, public restrooms, facilities and road maintenance. Park offices are closed. The Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River will also remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited. The Roebling Bridge vehicle thoroughfare will be maintained, while the walkways will not. The Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA, will be closed.

Visit www.nps.gov and select “Find a Park” for additional information about access to other parks and sites in this area. However, note that because of the federal government shutdown, NPS social media and websites are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions.


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