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Park campgrounds, boat ramps closed due to federal shutdown

Published 11:44am Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Foscue and Lower Pool campgrounds and boat ramps operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are closing Tuesday to the federal government shutdown.

The shutdowns means approximately 60 campers currently at the two parks will have to be out Wednesday morning. Another 40-50 campers were expected for this weekend.

The parks and ramps will not reopen until the federal shutdown is lifted.

Campers who are on site will be required to vacate campgrounds not later than 3 p.m. on Oct. 2.

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.

Customers scheduled to arrive after Oct. 1, may cancel their reservations for a full refund. These customers may also elect to leave reservations open for possible use after the shutdown is lifted and request a refund for any unused portion of their reservation due to the shutdown.

To request a refund, coall 1-888-448-1474 (TDD 1-877-833-6777). The reservation service will automatically cancel reservations after a customer’s scheduled departure date during the shutdown period if the park is closed and the customer chooses to do nothing.

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