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Yellowstone NP still operating during government shutdown

Posted at 2:41 PM, Jan 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-12 16:53:56-05

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Yellowstone National Park officials are reminding the public the park is still open during the government shutdown.

National Park Services staff are cleaning and maintaining snow removal at Canyon overlooks to provide better access for visitors and improve safety.

Fees will not be collected at the entrance stations.

According to a statement released by NPS deputy director Dan Smith, these additional basic services are being funded by the park’s recreation fee revenue.

Basic visitor services have been restored, but other services and facilities, including visitor centers, remain closed.

The road from the park’s North Entrance through Mammoth Hot Springs is open for vehicles, and visitors can access all the commercial services along this route.

Guided snowmobile and snowcoach trips with commercial operators are allowed as well as previously permitted non-commercially guided snowmobile trips. New permits are not being issued.

Park staff are providing emergency services and law enforcement. All park regulations, including those regarding oversnow travel, are in effect as normal.

-Zoe Zandora reporting for MTN News