Some states pick up the tab to keep national parks open during federal shutdown


Tourists board a shuttle into Zion National Park, in Utah. The state government will pay for the park to stay open during the government shutdown, in order to keep tourist revenue flowing to nearby towns.

Don’t cancel that camping trip just yet: Utah, Arizona, and Colorado state governments will foot the bill to keep some national parks open — and tourist dollars flowing — during the shutdown.

(Image credit: David Condos/KUER)

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