'Rocky Mt.' Ready to Reopen Amid Shutdown (1/16/2019)

Story by Woodall's Campground Management
Officials at Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park are using recreation fees to open parts of the park during the government shutdown, according to KKTV.

Park employees started plowing parts of Highway 36 and Highway 34 on Saturday (Jan. 12). A limited number of custodians also started cleaning toilet facilities and trash receptacles.

Some basic visitor services, including entrance stations and two out of five loops at the Moraine Park Campground, are expected to reopen later this week. Entrance stations will be open to provide safety and basic information to visitors, but entrance fees will not be collected.

National Park Service officials have determined that by using Federal Land and Recreation Enhancement funds to bring back limited park maintenance staff to plow roads, clean restrooms and remove trash, the park can restore accessibility to the park for visitors.

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