SACRAMENTO, CA - Not only national parks are closed because of the partial federal government shutdown. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District says it is closing public access to 10 parks in California for the same reason.
The parks are Black Butte Lake in Orland; New Hogan Lake in Valley Springs; Martis Creek Lake in Truckee; Englebright Lake in Smartsville; Stanislaus River Parks in Oakdale; Eastman Lake and Hensley Lake near Madera; Pine Flat Lake in Sanger; Success Lake in Porterville; and Lake Kaweah in Lemon Cove.
The closures take effect Sunday. Oct. 6. Campers may cancel their reservations for a full refund. Visitors required to vacate campsites early will receive a partial refund for any unused portion of their reservations. They can request a partial refund for any unused portion of their reservation due to the shutdown. Recreation.gov customers should contact the reservation customer service at (877) 444-6777 while those who made their reservation directly with a park office should contact that same office to make any changes.
The Army Corps says concessionaire access to leased areas will remain open, but the will not be permitted to access the lakes.
Dam operations and other safety/security operations will continue.