Corps to shut down campgrounds due to federal budget impasse
by MBJ Staff
Published: October 1,2013
VICKSBURG — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is preparing for the closure of USACE-operated campgrounds and day-use parks nationwide beginning today if the potential shutdown of the federal government goes into effect for lack of fiscal 2014 funding legislation.
Affected recreational areas would not reopen until after the shutdown is lifted.
Some USACE-operated campgrounds and day-use parks may remain open during the shutdown if visitor service requirements can be met and the public’s safety can be assured.
Visitors are encouraged to contact their local park office or Vicksburg District office for information.
In the event of a shutdown, campers who are on site prior to the shutdown going into effect will be required to vacate campgrounds not later than 8 p.m. the following day. These campers may elect to leave their campsite reservations open for possible use after the shutdown is lifted.
Campers will receive a refund for any unused portion of their reservations.
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