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Mount Rainier National Park Closed Due to Government Shutdown

Popular winter recreation programs for families affected by shutdown

Nancy Chaney

Published on: January 08, 2019

Mount Rainier National Park closed due to goverment shutdown, affecting recreation programs popular among families

Two outdoor recreation programs popular among Seattle-area families are suspended due to the closure of Mount Rainier National Park. The park has closed because of the partial goverment shutdown, now reaching nearly three weeks in length.

Popular winter snow play programs — the sledding area and guided snowshoe treks — are closed.

National park websites are not being updated due to the shutdown. Check local news outlets or Mount Rainier's Twitter feed for updates. At least one state's parks will have access to funds to remain open during the shutdown; no word whether Washington's national parks might be eligible for similar funding.

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