Local national parks impacted by government shutdown; state parks remain open

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WESTERN NEBRASKA/EASTERN WYOMING, Neb./Wyo. With the government shutdown in place, our National Parks in Western Nebraska and Wyoming are closed but state parks will remain open.
Western Nebraska State Parks including Wildcat Hills State Recreational Area and Chimney Rock National Historic Site are unaffected with the current government shutdown.

Western Nebraska and Wyoming National Parks including Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument and The Scotts Bluff National Monument are closed.

Within many of the sights, the park roads, lookouts, trails and open air memorials will remain open for visitors.

It issues a problem with emergencies since there is not any available staff at these attractions.

Park officials urge visitors who do decide to travel to bring your cell phone along with you.

The National Park Service will not operate visitor services during the shutdown. The National Park Service will also not issue any permits, conduct educational programs, collect trash, operate or provide restrooms, and maintain roads or walkways.

With this government shutdown in place, the National Park Service’s social media page and websites are not being monitored or updated.