Government Shutdown: Even National Park Websites Went Dark


If there was any confusion about whether or not the nation's national parks were open for business during the government shutdown, website visitors were given a clear answer this morning. Whether you're trying to load a park homepage or some historical information, all you get is the above screenshot that reads:

Furthermore, social media accounts of some California parks have finally acknowledged the shutdown:


Due to a lapse in appropriations, Point Reyes National Seashore is closed until further notice. All beaches, trails,...

Posted by Point Reyes National Seashore on Tuesday, October 1, 2013


And to boot, some sad irony. Today is Yosemite National Park's 123rd birthday, something Google is celebrating on its homepage with its popular doodles.


IRONY: The new Google Doodle celebrates the 123rd anniversary of the park's founding at the same exact time the Government Shutdown closes it to the public.

Posted by Modern Hiker on Monday, September 30, 2013

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