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North Dakota’s national parks remain open during shutdown

December 24, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s national parks remain open during the partial federal government shutdown.

The National Park Services says national parks in North Dakota will remain “as accessible as possible” during the partial shutdown.

Park roads, lookouts, and trails will remain open at Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. But emergency and rescue services will be limited.

Bodmer Overlook Trail and other trails outside of the fort walls at Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site are accessible. However, the fort and visitor center are closed.

The Bismarck Tribune reports there will be no visitor services, restrooms, trash collection or facilities and roads maintenance. Visitors are encouraged to monitor road conditions since winter weather can change quickly and make roads impassable.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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