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iowa
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parks & trails

With the government shut down what are the parks & trails looking like. I am wanting to plan a trip up there for the fall colors but if the trails are cruddy I think I may have to wait a year.

Saint Paul...
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We really won't know until the parks officially re-open but there was an article in the paper this past week that mentioned since garbage pick up and maintenance have been cancelled the parks are in rough shape. Hard to tell with the actual trails, though but I would guess they will be back to normal by fall color season.

The governor & legislature have reached a tentative agreement and once approved - Possibly this week? - the parks will re-open. The conjecture is a special session will be called for early this week and if were to speculate I'd say the parks and other state locations closed will re-open within 7 days.

Minnesota
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We were in Grand Marais during the shut down and all of the trails were open. We even spoke to a DNR employee who was checking to make sure that there was no camping going on at the State Park we were at and he told us to have a good time. You are unable to drive into any parks, but you can park on the highway and walk to the trails. All visitor centers as well as the lighthouse are closed, but the trails are open.

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3. Re: parks & trails

Most of the parks and trails aren't run by the state parks, plus the shut down is over....were up there during the shut down and all was great! Come on up and have fun!

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