Pt. Reyes Seashore open to visitors during government shutdown

Saturday, December 22

MARIN COUNTY (BCN) – Holiday plans to visit Point Reyes National Seashore won’t be affected during the partial federal government shutdown, National Park Service officials said today. Park roads, lookouts, and trails at Point Reyes will remain accessible, but emergency and rescue services will be limited, according to park service spokesman John Dell’Osso.

The shutdown, however, means there will be no visitor services at the national seashore. That includes visitor centers, public information, some restrooms, trash collection, and facilities and roads maintenance. Some services by concessionaires may be available, such as the Point Reyes Hostel, Five Brooks Ranch, and Drakes Beach Cafe/Bookstore, Dell’Osso said.

Visitors in park-service campgrounds will not be asked to leave unless there are safety concerns. Those with reservations should be aware that there is no guarantee their reserved campsite will be ready and available if they arrive during a government shutdown, Dell’Osso said.

The federal government partially shut down at midnight, after Congress failed to pass a spending bill. President Trump has said he would not sign any spending bill that did not include funds for a border wall.

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