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Dinosaur National Monument to remain open with limited services during federal shutdown

Craig Press Staff Report
Dinosaur National Monument will remain open during a federal government shutdown, though many of the park's services will be halted.
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DINOSAUR —Dinosaur National Monument will remain open and accessible to the public during the federal government shutdown, according to a news release from National Park Service, but the monument will be limited in what it can provide.

National parks and monuments, part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, will remain “as accessible as possible, while still following all applicable laws and procedures,” according to the release. “Monument roads and trails at Dinosaur National Monument will remain accessible to visitors, unless safety concerns warrant their closure. Emergency and rescue services will be limited.”

Though people will be able to visit the park, there will be no NPS-provided services at Dinosaur National Monument, including public information, restrooms, trash collection, and facilities and road maintenance, including plowing.  

National Park’s social media and websites are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions. Any current park programs have been canceled during the shutdown, and the Quarry Exhibit Hall and Quarry Visitor Center are closed.

For updates on the shutdown, visit doi.gov/shutdown


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