Shenandoah NP Tries To Catch Up

March 6, 2014 by   - () Comments Off on Shenandoah NP Tries To Catch Up

Workers at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia said they’re still making up for lost time because of the U.S. government’s partial shutdown last fall, television station WHSV in Harrisonburg, Va., reported.

In fact, they said they lost hundreds of thousands of dollars because of it.

In October, while the government shutdown was in place, the park lost 139,000 visitors as well as $400,000 to $500,000 in revenue, which comes from entrance stations and campgrounds.

“There were things that didn’t get done and we’re still playing catch up in some cases. Rehabilitate our buildings, provide upgraded facilities and so it translates into essentially a loss of our visitors having a little bit better here at Shenandoah,” said Karen Beck-Herzog, Shenandoah National Park’s public affairs officer.

Because of the snow the park is closed to visitors right now.

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