State Parks Benefit From Federal Shutdown

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October 15, 2013 — TheStatehouseFile.com

The government shutdown that includes the nation’s parks means more people traveling to Indiana’s state parks.

“We are open and ready for visitors,” said Phil Bloom, spokesman for the DNR. “We put a press release out in the hope that people might plan trips here with the national parks closing.”

Bloom said he’s heard of several people who had plans to visit national parks but decided to go to state parks because of the shutdown.

“I’m not sure if the shutdown has raised our numbers but this time of year is a busy one for all parks so it’s reasonable to imagine that they are with other parks being closed.” Bloom said.

All 24 state parks remain open for business as usual. Admission is just $5 per car at most of the sites.

For more information on state parks and reservoirs visit stateparks.IN.gov.


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