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How long for parks to open up...IF

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How long for parks to open up...IF

If the government opens up, will the National Parks in the surrounding area open up right away? Maybe I"m asking you to speculate, or maybe someone knows. We're hoping to be there next Friday the 18th.

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Pitman, New Jersey
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1. Re: How long for parks to open up...IF

Well, it looks like you will be able to see Mt. Rushmore. According to this news release, the state and private donors will be funding the reopening starting on Monday.


Some other states have filed suit. Rocky Mt. National Park will reopen tomorrow.

I am not sure on the status of the rest of the state's parks operated by nps. If anyone hears anything, please share. Thanks!

Edison, New Jersey
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This is an excellent news as we are planning to arrive on Monday...the timing cannot be better! I just hope that badlands national parks etc would open while we are there until the 23rd.../crossing fingers

Sioux Falls, South...
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3. Re: How long for parks to open up...IF

Wow, that's good news. Thanks for sharing.

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