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Jan. 21, 2018 - A notice at the Lincoln Memorial.  Gridlock prevails regardless of whether it is #TrumpShutdown or #SchumerShutdown.

Important Notice to Park Visitors

Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, the National Park Service (NPS) is unable to fully staff the properties under its management. It is not feasible to close or otherwise prohibit all access to NPS properties. Park visitors are advised to use extreme caution if choosing to enter NPS property, as NPS personnel will not be available to provide guidance, assistance, maintenance, or emergency response. Any entry onto NPS property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk.

The NPS will not operate parks during the shutdown period, and no visitor services will be provided. The NPS will not conduct educational programs, collect trash, operate or provide restrooms, maintain roads or walkways (including plowing and ice melting), or provide visitor information.

The NPS will cease providing services for NPS-operated campgrounds, including maintenance, janitorial, bathrooms, showers, check-in/check-lout, and reservations.
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